Sunday, 22 March 2015

Sunday Funny

Seriously, what happened?  We were having lovely warm days, and the snow was melting.  The first day of spring comes along and it starts snowing again!

I haven't accomplished much this last week.  I finished the first sock of my March pair, and have cast on the second.  I'm looking at the calendar and wondering if it will get finished before the end of March.

The yarn is still in timeout.  I'm thinking that I'll frog the scarf and start over again.

I went to a workshop yesterday about setting up an Etsy shop.  Lots of wonderful information, put on most excellently by Lindsay and Susie.  I don't know if I'll start up a shop, but now I have some idea on how to do it.

Hope the week ahead turns out well for you!


Tuesday, 17 March 2015

St. Patrick's Day!

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Here's a pint of Guinness for you!


Sunday, 15 March 2015

The Battle with the Yarn Continues

Happy Sunday!

Remember the yarn that didn't want to be socks?  I started knitting it into a Hitchhiker scarf, and it was very happy.  It knit beautifully. Until Friday night, when I was knitting on it while I was watching a movie on Netflix (Romancing The didn't really age well).  I noticed that I had dropped a couple of stitches a couple of rows back.  Unfortunately, it was in a place where I couldn't just use a crochet hook to fix the stitch.  So I tinked (unknit) in order to get back to the spot so I could fix it.  But stitches started dropping off the needles all over the place!  And I couldn't find my small crochet hook to catch them.

So I gave up for the night, with a resolve to fix it in the morning.  Except in the morning, I found that one of the dogs had pulled the scarf around and managed to pull more stitches off the needles.

The yarn is now in time out, until I decided whether it will be better to rip back a few (many?) rows to fix it, or to just rip the whole thing out and start over.  Right now, starting over is winning.

And how was your weekend?


Thursday, 12 March 2015

In The Mail

I got some new pretties in the mail in the last week.

First there was this sock yarn I got from Webs.

They're both Mrs. Crosby Train Case sock yarn.  The one on the left is Toucan colourway; the one on the right is Winter Wheat.  The yarn is 55% superwash merino wool, 15% nylon, and 30% outlast which is a rayon fibre.  It's supposed to moderate temperature to keep from becoming too hot or too cold.

Then I got this on Tuesday:

Like it says on the box, it's a software program to design quilts.  It's a very basic program, but that's good since I don't have any desire to design or make complicated quilts.  I haven't loaded it on my computer yet, that may happen this weekend.

Hope your week is going well!


Sunday, 1 March 2015

Personal Sock Club--March Edition

My friend Lindsay introduced me to this.  The idea is that you make your own sock club by taking the sock yarn you already have, put the skeins into individual boxes, and put them away.  At the beginning of each month, you pull out one of the boxes, open it, and that's your sock yarn for the month.

I didn't have boxes, so I used paper bags instead.  I chose 11 skeins from my stash, put them into plastic sandwich bags, and then into paper bags which I stapled shut.  The bags were then put into a bin for storage.

I finally finished my February socks this morning, so this afternoon I put my hand into the bin and chose a bag at random.

And this is what was in the bag!

Lorna's Laces Solemate yarn; the colourway is called "The 'L' ".  It's now wound up and the first sock has been started.

I just flipped channels, and Star Trek IV is on.  So I'm going to be knitting, sipping a cup of tea and toasting to my favourite Vulcan.

Live long and prosper!