Today was devoted to finishing up all the bath mitts for holiday gifts. It helps to knit with large needles (#9 HiYaHiYa in this case) when my rheumatoid flares up, which it has since Thursday night. It usually strikes when the weather changes and for us in Tampa, cold came in (and heat’s on in the house…believe it or not) to roost and hasn’t left yet. The discomfort feels like the all-over ache you get when you have the flu. I forget sometimes about the fatigue that sets in, to the point last night that I went to sleep at 7:45 p.m. for the night. Continue reading “Blue is the Color of My…”
On Sunday afternoon for passenger knitting time, I decided to get cooking on the holiday bath mitts. Cast on the first bath mitt with the “Psychedelic” Lily Sugar N Cream cotton. As per my usual bad habit, I did not work up a gauge swatch and went for knitting broke. Continue reading “WIPs and Chains (Well Really a FO)”
Even though I purchased yarn last Friday with the intent to use for Andrea Mowry’s Comfort Fade Cardi, the skeins were not speaking to me. I knew that at this juncture before I even cast on, if I was just meh about the yarn, the cardi was not going to ever make it to cast off, soak and block. Continue reading “Contemplative WIP IT Wednesday”
Finally! A finished knitted object and it only took the ride to and from Sarasota to A Good Yarn to make it happen. It’s The Prophet’s second Lightning Flame Hot Rod hat. Unfortunately, the first one (after of course saying too many times to count not to wash it in the washing machine and dry in the dryer) went through the washer and dryer and shrunk and felted. So knitted version 2 with superwash…combo of Cascade 220 Superwash and Cascade Pacific. Continue reading “Finito Friday”
It’s WHIP IT Wednesday time…and a real quick, get in and get out post. I’m exhausted and can barely keep my eyes open.
Working on two future gifts for the Prophet: Flame Hot Rod Hat to replace his last cap (long story more when the hat is finished) and the other, Zig Zagular socks by Susie White. Not sure which will be a Hanukkah gift and the other would be the Prophet’s birthday.
A short and quick WIP It Wednesday as I truly only made a little bit of progress on the second sock of my male Hermione Every Day sock. Only still have just my i-cord cast-on done for Clue 1 of What the Fade Shawl. Lots of distractions with the just-in-case preparation for Hurricane Irma. Lines at the gas stations are already backed up and most stores are out of water. Thankfully we are stocked up with water, batteries and dry good food items.
It has been a nice and leisurely weekend. With the Prophet in for part of the long weekend, we trekked over to Pinellas to visit mom, have lunch, and go to the movies. Somehow everyone agreed to my choice: “The Hitman’s Bodyguard.” Lots of profanity and violence, which ironically, only my DH was uncomfortable. Big fan of Ryan Reynolds and Samuel L. Jackson…so truly how can you go wrong? Entertaining and some high octane chase scenes. It is what it is and nothing more…just the right choice for an end-of-summer movie.