"Nuttin but knittin" - that says it all, with an occasional deviation into the real world.

Thursday, October 28, 2010


And I quite enjoyed the process too!
Again - the pattern is "Paraphernalia", a freebie on Ravelry.  Strange name, I think, for such a nice sock pattern.  Wonder how she chose that name?  They are knit out of Cascade Heritage sock yarn, in a deep charcoal color.  The photo is a little light - in order to show the stitch pattern a bit better.  I used Harmony DPN's, size 2.25 for toes and heels, and 2.5mm for the rest of the sock.  I did leave one pattern repeat out of the leg, fearing it would be too long if I didn't.  I'm happy with the results.

These are one of my first Christmas gifts.  I'm knitting very few this year.  Just didn't want the pressure, plus I'm not sure how many people want the gifts. (vbg). I do want to knit up some kid's mittens for some charity mitten trees. 

We have had VERY cold, gusty, windy weather the last few days.  Most all of the trees are bare now, plus all of those lovely(?) Halloween decorations have paid a toll.  There is an inflated "Big Cat" a few houses up the street....it's taller than the house!  Due to the wind, the owner has deflated it, and it's current stat is a lump of black vinyl laying in the yard.  BG declares that it is "night-night" every time he sees it.  Guess "sleeping" thru the stormy weather is better than blowing away! 

We should get our first official "hard freeze" tonight.  Sofee and I are both ecstatic about that!  "Hard Freeze" less than 30 degrees for more than 3 hours duration.  Yup - that should get that nasty ole ragweed!!!!  Yipee!

Now...do I make another Advent Calender or not.....???  Hmmmm......  I've given myself till Monday to decide. 


Marguerite said...

Nice socks.

Funny story about the cat sleeping.

It's been very windy here as well, complete with a five hour power outage and a tornado warning during Bible study which resulted in spending 40 minutes in the church basement. Fortunately the rotating winds stayed in the atmosphere as the storm passed overhead.

KnittySue said...

LOVE the socks..I just casted on this afternoon..I didn't do the twisted rib out of frustration with my stiff hands...stuck to K1P1 rib. I too am enjoying knitting this one. I only have one solid sock yarn in an a dyeable KnitPicks tweed that I won 3 years ago for winning dishrag tag, I really want the design to stand out. This will be my 7th pair of socks for ME and my cold feet.
Hope the wind doesn't cause too much damage..we had that cyclone of wind on Tue and Wed...our trees are now bare..LOL.

Dorothy said...

Your socks are beautiful. I have a couple of skeins of the Heritage yarn and will definitely be buying more. I guess I'm not the only one that really doesn't mind winter. Of course, our is milder than yours, but I'm really looking forward to sweater wearing weather.

Anonymous said...

The recipient of your beautiful socks will be a very lucky girl. I am sure anyone would love to receive anything you knit.

We also had numerous tornado warnings and watches Tuesday and Wednesday with some causing much destruction. Fortunately it only rained 4 inches in my area. I wish it would get cold here but we are still above average. Makes me wonder why I am knittin warm woolies.(vbg)

Karen said...

Excellent socks!

I can't wait until we get a hard frost. I hope you and Sofee get some well deserved relief.

JakkiMitch said...

Luvly socks! That wind was Wild!! Will BG be going around the neighborhood Trick or Treating? Great Fireman outfit :-)

Judy S. said...

Beautiful, Kathy. These remind me of a foot-version of knotty. Gotta find the pattern!