Monday, October 24, 2011

Need more free time

Okay, did a "bad" thing yesterday and went "shopping" in my own stash of needlework stuff (which has recently grown), and knitting stash and decided that I needed just one more project to work on, the list continues to grow. I now have one pair of socks to knit, finish a scarf, finish a sweater and now make a long vest for work. Photos to follow in a few days - well maybe, and this is just my "knitting" to-do list. Hope everyone is having a happy, fun Monday evening....

Sunday, October 23, 2011

A week of Knitting & the Blue Ridge Parkway

I have been knitting my son David's scarf this past week and happy to say, I'm 60% finished. The photo really doesn't do it justice since I folded it in half, it's more of a chocolate brown color too. Thinking about picking up one of the cross-stitch WIPs I've been working on this year depending on how cold it is outside. Or, maybe make another pair of pants for work, just not sure which this early in the Morning.
The trees are about to lose most of the leaves I would say by next Friday here in the Mountains and with them the Fall Colors. I drove to my favorite shoe store yesterday and took the Blue Ridge Parkway to HWY 191 and it was just beautiful, all the trees and fall colors. I am very lucky that one of the "on ramps" is only 3.4 miles from my house. My list of things to finish by Christmas seems to be growing; but anyway, Happy stitching, knitting, crocheting and sewing everyone....

Saturday, October 15, 2011

October is in, September is Out

Wow, I didn't realize my last post was almost a month ago. I finished knitting Phil's socks and they turned out excellent and fit him really good. I have posted two photos since the finished sock photo doesn't show the true colors. The unfinished sock photo shows the true colors, blues, greens, and purples.
I've also started knitting my youngest son, David a scarf for winter weather in the Low Country. I've started it over again two times, so only on row 23 right now. I hope to work on it steady until it's finished.
I'm using 5 skeins of blue sky alpacas - 100% baby alpaca sport-weight, so it's light and feels wonderful to the touch. My oldest son wants socks in a burgundy color, so I just bought two skeins of madelintosh pashmina (merino wool/silk/cashmere blend)sock weight yarn in a beautiful color called "tart".
I'm hoping my youngest son will want some socks too...I've also finished and worn 2 new pairs of pants to work - from gorgeous wool fabrics from my all time favorite fabric store here in Asheville,Waechter's Fine Fabrics. I have also bought from them a incredible purple/black 100% rayon (Newport Tweed - made in Italy) that I plan to use Vogue pattern 1246. I also finished my HOE Christmas ornament exchange this past week and mailed too, and love how it turned out. Hope everyone has a great couple of weeks, and happy stitching, knitting and sewing everyone...