Monday, May 11, 2009
Well, I know it has been a while since I added anything to my blog. But the world just gets in the way at times. And I have been pretty darn busy the past couple months. Ah, you ask, what have I been doing. Well, several projects.
First, have been knitting socks left and right. Well, whenever I get the chance to sit down and work on them. Have managed to finish a couple of pair. I worked up one pattern that I found on the internet. Really wasn't too happy with them. The pattern was a broken rib type of pattern. The sock is worked with a knit 1, purl 1 rib for two inches, then you go into the pattern of knit 4, purl 4 for like 4 rows, then move the knit stitch over one. After getting it done, I tried on the first sock. Was not too happy with the length, I like my socks longer, but I could live with this. So did the matching sock. The sock does not fit my foot as I would like it, but it works all right. Nope, no pictures. I would have to dig the pair out of the drawer whenever I think of it to take one. Maybe in the future if I think of it. I got thinking maybe a sock with a regular type rib would work just fine. So I borrow some ideas to make my own pattern. I did a cuff of knit 1, purl 1 for about 2 inches. Then into a regular rib of knit 2, purl 2. I worked on this for a length of 14 1/2 inches before I did the toe. The length is better and the fit is more to my liking. In the future, may do more of this pattern. I have now sat down and am figuring out a crochet tube sock. Working on the cuff right now. I may post the pattern when I am done.
Still working on the books for grandchildren. I am working hard on the Colors Books. One down and two to go. Since I brought the project upstairs to work on, I have been able to really make some serious inroads into that project. The grandchildren that will receive them this year, will get two on their birthdays and then 2 at Christmas. And that takes care of a couple of Christmas gifts for this year.