Friday, August 12, 2011

A Good Week!

This has been a very productive week!

 I posted last week about the mug rugs that weren't   working after I had switched the warp to a different loom.  I don't know what chart I was following when I threaded, but it wasn't the right one.  The only thing I can figure out is that I was on the back side of the loom when I threaded and may have gotten the harnesses reversed in my little noggin!
I re-threaded and you can now see the correct pattern emerging.

My friend Kathie came over on Wednesday to help me out with my jungle garden.  With all the rain and the higher than normal heat, it had just gotten away from me.  We worked a solid 4 hrs and we were amazed at what we were able to accomplish in such a short time!

After those long hours out in the heat, I spent the afternoon knitting away on a pair of textured socks I had started last spring.  I think these may be for my husband.  I have turned the heels and am plugging away on the foot.  I decided to keep the textured pattern going across the top of the foot, so I still have to pay close attention to not mess it up!

I am trying to get these done because I really want to be knitting with this yarn!

  I have several sock patterns that I think will work really well with this yarn.  It is silky smooth and soft as butter.  It is from Happy Feet, and it has been in my stash for awhile.  I think it will be a nice break from black!

Both of these are lace patterns and both I can work from the toe up.  I like toe up patterns because I can fit my feet perfectly and I don't have to worry about running out of yarn.  I just start both socks at the same time, one from each end, and keep going til I run out of yarn! 

We are off to the beach this next week, I will be bringing the socks to work on as well as my blue shawl that has been in hibernation since last beach trip.  I am working on the knitted border and I have done 30 of the 120 pattern repeats, so it still has many hours of knitting pleasure left! 
I will try to post next week, from the beach.  I was able to post last year, so I don't think there  should be a problem.  I hope your week has been a satisfying as mine has been. 

Until next time, Happy Weaving, Tina


LA said...

Oh Boy!!! You have had a busy week! I know what you mean about the outside just was too hot to work for a bit. At least now you can get out early when the temps are in the upper 60's. Have fun at the beach!

Bonnie said...

Everything just seems to be growing so fast. You can just look out and see the grass growing. Looks like you are getting a handle on the garden. All kinds of projects to do. Fun, fun.