Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Weekend in Richmond

We stopped by Matt's new house on the way to his house in Richmond last weekend. It's coming right along. The drywall is up inside.

The kids were great for us. We were even able to get ready and go to Church by 9am. Aren't they just the cutest!

Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Sox, sox, sox

One of the on-line groups I belong to have been branching out into sock knitting. I finished the pair with the sock yarn Ben and Susan gave me for my B'Day. They are really cozy, thanks, guys.
I enjoyed the sock knitting but am not too crazy about the price of sock yarn. So..... I found a book with patterns for using DK or WW yarn. They make up really quick but are too bulky for REAL socks. But they are great for running around the house in.
I made Lynn a pair and he actually wears them!!!!

I've got the first one done of a pair for me. I actually put a pattern into these. It's a mini-cable or twisted stitch, whichever you want to call it. I used James C. Brett "Marble" yarn, size 8 bamboo double pointeds , and the pattern is called Mini-cable Socks from the Annie's Attic book The Ultimate Book of Knit Socks. (Actually, I'm not too crazy about these patterns. I've become used to the traditional way of separating stitches onto the three needles. These patterns do a variation of that. I just follow their stitches but separate them the way I want. ;)
I weighed the sock I have done and yarn I have left and should be able to make one pair from one skein about $ 6 I think - much better than the pricey sock yarn.


Little chicks for grands for Easter - they have plastic eggs with candy inside. I used a strand of simply soft and a strand of lattice yarn to get the feathered effect. The one little rust colored one is a ribbon yarn.
I didn't make this little guy. I named him Arthur when I got him in a toy exchange in AtMyHouse. Found out later HER name is Milly the Moth. OOPS!!!

A bunny blanket buddy for a fellow grandma

Dean's birthday afghan

A family of hedgehogs

Big, fat gray squirrel that came to visit

Bashful Bobs and Bobbies (1 GI Bob)


A seaturtle dishcloth for a friend's b'day

A butterfly dishcloth

A Bunny dishcloth