Fire, knitting and the furry beasts.
In most parts of the country, April showers bring May flowers.
In Colorado, lack of showers brings wildfires. There were at least three wildfires burning around here today.
Here are some shots of what the sky looked like when I got home:
It looks cloudy, but that’s smoke.
My second cuff down sock is coming along nicely:
taught me toe up socks!
I’m using yarn that Brie
gave me. I love this yarn!
Also new on the needles is the Spring Blanket:
Most of my knitting these days is focused on squares for Grace
I’m really enjoying making these quick little projects. I love experimenting with different yarns, needles sizes and patterns. These are all made out of cotton or wool yarn and size 7 or 8 needles. I’m using some patterns I’ve found on the web and making some up as I go along.
Tomorrow my knitting buddy Felicia
is having surgery. If you have a minute, could you stop by and wish her well? Thank you.
I’ll end this post with some adorable (if I do say so myself) puppy pictures. Don’t you just love it when dogs sleep all cuddled up together?
Friday: the loveliest word in the world.
It's Friday! It's been awhile since I did this, so let's Feast
!AppetizerWhat movie soundtracks do you own?
Just one: Somewhere In TimeSoupHow much cash do you usually carry with you?
Less than $5. I'm a debit card girl.SaladAre you more comfortable around men or women? Why?
I think I'm equally comfortable with men and women. However, I tend to get along better with men. The notable exception to this is the lovely ladies in my knit group. I get along with them so well, it's almost scary.Main CourseWhat is the most mischievous thing you remember doing as a child?
Lots of stuff and it all involved getting my older brother in trouble. DessertWho is the funniest member of your family?
My brother. We have a very similar sense of humor and he can almost always make me laugh until I cry.
Spring has sprung here in Colorado. The days are warm and sunny with that Colorado blue sky that George Strait sings about
and the evenings are just as pleasant. Last night I sat outside on the back steps and knit in the moonlight. The world was still and sleeping (it was late, around midnight), the dogs were roaming the yard and the moon gave just enough light for me to see my stitches. It was perfect.
I have no pictures today. I've taken lots of pictures (of both knitting and puppies) lately but haven't downloaded them yet. There are several new projects on the needles (and two have already come off the needles!), but I'll wait until the weekend to share them. I haven't been sleeping this week and need to get to bed.
Finally, it's finished!
The Touch of Red Blanket is finished!!
And another view of it with Parker checking it out.
Touch of Red BlanketYarn:
Unknown acrylic from my Warm The World
5 and 15.Pattern:Ruffled Garter Baby Blanket
. I modified this pattern by using size 5 and 15 needles and doing 10 rows in each needle size, instead of 7 rows.Lesson Learned:
None. I still love this pattern! It's perfect for TV watching.Destination: Warm The World
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I'm totally blank when it comes to a post title, so I'll distract you with puppy pictures:
No second sock syndrome around here!
My progress is slower on this sock because I've been spreading my knitting love around. I tried knitting monogamy, but it wasn't for me. I'm more of a Big Love
kind of knitter.
The Touch of Red Blanket is almost finished:
I also started another pinwheel blanket:
However, it looks like ass. It will be frogged and restarted soon. It looks okay in the picture, but in person it looks like crap. Seriously. It looks like I was drunk when I knit this. That would be a good excuse, but sadly, I was stone cold sober.
Max, however, does not look sober:Where I knit:
I've seen this on several other blogs and thought I would join the fun. With the exception of knit group, all of my knitting is done here:
The corner of my couch is the perfect area for knitting. My laptop and remote are close at hand. Kishka is by my side and the Shepherds are at my feet.
Another sock! And some stash enhancement.
One week = one sock!
And, it fits!
This one is 58 stitches and the heel on 29.
This morning at knit group, Christy
arrived with a 'metric assload' (direct quote from her) of her hand dyed yarn
Did I succumb to temptation?
....is there any question?........
.....I think you know me well enough to figure it out.....
And, a close up:
When I arrived home, I decided that all of my Crazy Monkey yarn
should live together. I had no clue how much of it I have:
Ah.....the Monkey Yarn stash!