Archive | August, 2015


11 Aug

Ten pints canned. Enough for ten more. Or some peach jam! Wouldn’t that be good? It will have to wait until late tonight. Work, school shopping haircuts, and pitching lessons all have to come first.


Not Sure About This One

9 Aug

i started a new project – 3 times. I like the pattern. It’s called Reyna. But I’m not sure about the yarn choice.

I saw some finished projects on Ravelry that were from striped yarn and they looked good. But I’m not sure about this striped yarn. 

So why did I start it three times? Cuz I’m psycho. That and I sat on my needles, which are wood, and promptly broke one.  No replacement in my stash. Ripped out what was done and I went up a needle size.  This morning I ordered new replacement needles. But I had to get $50 in my cart for free shipping and $5 needles didn’t cut it. So, of course, I ordered “stuff” to fill the cart.  Great marketing, Knit Picks. 

Finally Finished

8 Aug

Took a month to knit these because I put them aside so often. Usually that means I don’t finish them at all because I forget where I was in the pattern. But these are finished and finished is good.

The pattern is called “Gladys”. It’s cuff down which is not my favorite. I like this sock designer and will knit more socks from her. But not next. I’m socked-out! 12 socks in 7 months. That’s enough socks for any woman (and her daughter).  So what’s next? No clue. I am still spinning the alpaca fleece so maybe I’ll concentrate on getting that done and not have a knitting project at all. 

School starts Monday with meetings. The following Monday is when the students start. I’ve been back to work for  three weeks – half days – trying to prepare. Still a lot to do though.