Thursday, April 05, 2007

Socks, doilies, and miscellany

I keep meaning to update but just haven't gotten to it! First we were gone to Idaho for my Grandpa's funeral (and I came down with strep throat while there), then we got home and when I'd recovered, we got the news that Greg's Grandmother had passed away. He's now in Utah for the funeral, and will be back in about 40 more hours. We sure miss him when he's not here!

Of knitting content, first, here's the doily I'm working on:

It's from a German magazine, Lea, and I'm proud of myself for being to stumble along with a minimum of translation. That's one of the great things about charts!

Next, these are two hats I made for Caps for A Cure. I worked on both of them while we were in Idaho, and I really like the one on the right. The one on the left is just a plain stockinette hat, but I put some purl ridges on the one on the right. The yarn for both is Caron Simply Soft, which is great for chemo caps.

And here's the yarn I picked up while we were in Idaho:

It's Wildfoote Handpaints, and the two skeins I got are going to be socks. What's on the needles in this picture has been ripped out as it was way too big even for my huge feet. I'm working two at once using the magic loop method, which I love.

I haven't been doing any spinning because I'm out of fiber for the moment. I played with some Ramboillet I got from Lowder Colors Farms, a place near Tulsa. I actually still do have a little left, but I'm hoarding it for when I simply MUST spin. Does anyone else have those moments, when you want to do one thing and nothing else will do? They don't hit me that often, but when they do I tend to be restless until I satisfy them.

Our weather this weekend was absolutely fabulous, as you can see here:

The kids weren't even slightly cold. They had SUCH a good time. Our weather station said 87 degrees F.

The weather right this minute is 42 degrees F, but according to the Weather it feels like 35 degrees. COLD!!! The weather around here sure is interesting.


Knitted Zebra said...

So sorry to hear about Greg's Grandmother!
Whew ~ it's definitely cold now! What a change after that beautiful weekend.

NancyMaria said...

So sorry to hear of your losses.
Would like to say your doily looks fantastic and your Wildfoote is "to dye for".

Opal said...

I'm sorry to hear of your Grandpa's passing and Greg's Grandmother's passing.

Your doily looks fantabulous! I also love the sock yarn you have there.