Friday, March 19, 2010

Am I blue?

Yes, I am. As you know, I've been working on my blue Laughing Matter socks. They're going pretty well, except for a couple of screw-ups that I've been able to fix. Tuesday night I cast on a new pair of blue socks. Sinuosity is the name of the pattern and it was designed by local designer, who just happens to be in my new Thursday night knitting group. I love the pattern and love the color. What I don't love is my choice of needles. I had a feeling I should have gone down a needle size because the pattern calls for me to cast on 70 stitches. But I didn't listen to myself and cast on with my trusty size 2 needles.

You can't really tell from this picture, but the stitches on the darker pair are kind of loose and really stretchy. So, I'll be ripping those out and starting over. It's frustrating, but at least I've only done about 10 rows. I worked on the Laughing Matter socks at knit night last night instead. Glad I took them with me! The pretty row counter was made by a new friend of mine from the Thursday night group, PrettyKnittyJewelry. It has a teapot charm on the end. How cool is that?

In other news, Sunday was craft day, and I played with my beads.

I beaded the seam lines of the last 7 seams of this block, and added a few beads on the flowers in the center. Now I just have to bead the fabric dragonflies and figure out what else to add in the border.

Also last weekend, I was in the living room and kicked off my slippers. A little while later, John asked if I was missing one of them.

Blue had picked it up and put it in his bed. I think he likes me. :)

Here's an example of how a can of cat food can really bring the "kids" together:

Unfortunately, it didn't agree with Blue's tummy, so we won't be giving him any more of it. Yuck!

And in other kitty news, Emma volunteered to help me with my socks.

"I'll finish these for you, if you'll tell that stupid kitten to stop looking over my shoulder, Mama."

1 comment:

Pretty Knitty said...

Thanks for the mention! And your socks are looking great! So glad you found/joined us for Thursdays!