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Susan the Blue Lake Knitter's Blog – March 2009 Archive (15)

Socks nearly finished

I am making the toe up socks for my wonderful daughter-in-law, who is also my vet. We visited her today - well care visit for dog #4. She likes her socks short, so I'm done with the socks except for two rows and the bind off. Expect pics on Thursday - still haven't replaced the dead camera.

Happy knitting. Hugs to ALL.


Added by Susan the Blue Lake Knitter on March 31, 2009 at 7:38pm — 1 Comment

Are these signs... should I just stop knitting

Not a good day in the knitting corner at my house.

First I try to take a picture of my toe up socks... got the picture taken and my camera dies... I was able to upload the pic... at least that worked.

Then I'm sitting here working up the leg on the same socks, and my circular needle comes apart. These are NOT new needles, I've used them to knit several pair of socks or other items, so I just have to buy more... then I look for the closest size I have to at least continue and it… Continue

Added by Susan the Blue Lake Knitter on March 30, 2009 at 8:20pm — 2 Comments

Update on my first Toe Up Socks

I "rounded the horn" yesterday, and completed both heels shortly after dark. I have knit a few inches this morning.

The toe was started with a "turkish" cast on, complements of Cristi, the heel is one I found in a pattern on Ravelry - Lifestyle Toe Up Sock. I think I'm going to do a sewn bind off since the legs are in k2,p2 continuing the pattern on top of the foot. Anticipate completion tomorrow or Wednesday. These are the easiest socks I have ever… Continue

Added by Susan the Blue Lake Knitter on March 30, 2009 at 10:49am — 1 Comment

I Love to Help Other Knitters

Lately I've been neglecting some things around here to knit (I know, I'm not alone). Anyway, this week I've instituted something that has gotten me motivated on the "other stuff." Like yesterday I sent myself an email that said, you cannot knit until you clean the refrigerator. Well, it has been working fabulously... and I'm getting more done... even more knitting, before I can knit anything I HAVE to do ONE thing.

Today, I was talking to my neighbor, whom I taught to knit last year,… Continue

Added by Susan the Blue Lake Knitter on March 27, 2009 at 12:09pm — 7 Comments

Toe Up Socks on the needles

I purchased some yarn the other day and wanted to knit socks with it. OK, it's worsted weight... not your typical sock yarn, but it is BEAUTIFUL. I've searched for days for an appropriate pattern or some guidance for the toe up socks - I really hate having to knit a second sock, and I love socks, so I need this methodology.

Somewhere between late last night and this evening it all came together, and I KNOW I can knit these

I did my Turkish cast on this evening and am about… Continue

Added by Susan the Blue Lake Knitter on March 24, 2009 at 9:31pm — 17 Comments

Every thing is better today

At about 1pm today the doctors decided the my DH did not have a heart attach and was ready to come home.

He is OK... still needs to see his family dr next week for follow up. He seems to be doing fine. Helped me untangle a bunch of twisted, tangled yarn. Yea for him.

The dogs REALLY missed him a bunch.

Added by Susan the Blue Lake Knitter on March 22, 2009 at 7:22pm — 13 Comments

My weekend

I knitted some today, but had to take my DH to the hospital with chest pain. They are keeping him over night for observation, but detemined that he has not at this time had heart attack. We will see what tomorrow brings.

Added by Susan the Blue Lake Knitter on March 21, 2009 at 7:58pm — 7 Comments

Knitting Slump

After weeks and weeks of making good progress on everything I was working on... I just seem to get into the swing of things. I've got two very active projects going, but they just aren't holding my attention. I cast on a circular sweater that I thought I REALLY wanted to knit, but about two rows in I discovered that I'd accidently twisted the row-- ugh! I had to frog and recast on the whole thing - 216 stitches... yuck! I guess I need something interesting to GET MY ATTENTION. But what? I can't… Continue

Added by Susan the Blue Lake Knitter on March 19, 2009 at 5:17pm — 6 Comments

Retirement Throw Update

Several of you have asked about the pattern for the dark red throw I received as a retirement gift. It turns out that it is a free pattern on Ravelry, so any one who would like to get it can:

On Ravelry at:…


Added by Susan the Blue Lake Knitter on March 17, 2009 at 11:20am — 2 Comments

Good weekend for Knitting - Part II

I finished my entrelac vest late last night, washed, blocked and left to dry while I attended the local Appalachian Ohio Fiber Guild meeting. At the meeting we discussed oiling wool before or while spinning (optional as we all determined after several of us did the research), our next few meetings and outings were planned and discussed,we had a word scramble game of fiber related words (which I created - and made way, way too difficult), each of the ladies with fiber farms announced their new… Continue

Added by Susan the Blue Lake Knitter on March 15, 2009 at 6:15pm — 2 Comments

Good weekend for Kniting

Of course, any weekend is good for knitting, but our weather has gotten chilly and rainy, and there is nothing I want to do outside in all of this. So I spent Saturday finishing the front ribbing and arm hole ribbing of my entrelac vest... then I attached the buttons and gave her a bath.

This morning I blocked her on my make shift board, and am waiting for her to dry.

Once… Continue

Added by Susan the Blue Lake Knitter on March 15, 2009 at 6:43am — 5 Comments

A wonderful day

I was up early today - 6:30 a.m. I had a date with a former co-worker to take her to lunch for her birthday (which is actually on the 17th - St. Patrick's Day baby). She is the young lady for whom I knit the entrelac vest posted about a month ago. 1. It fit her perfectly! 2. She loved it! Great successful gifting!

I found the yarn I wanted for my DH's arm chair covers! Paid too much, but that is OK - it's for him. Got home and cast on and knit the border, and one pattern section.… Continue

Added by Susan the Blue Lake Knitter on March 12, 2009 at 8:18pm — 1 Comment

Another Beautiful Day in South Eastern Ohio

After getting my morning chores done, I had a few errands to run. By noon I was knitting and I am up to the arm holes on my most recent entrelac vest (yeh).

I sat outside on our enclosed back porch knitting for about two hours. Then my DH wanted to grill dinnner (some chicken breasts with his special home made barbeque sauce - lots of brown sugar and mustard). Had a great dinner.

Then I knit until it was too dark for knitting and moved it inside to finish it off for the… Continue

Added by Susan the Blue Lake Knitter on March 10, 2009 at 8:22pm — 5 Comments

My Weekend

My weekend started early Friday. Our temps went up into the hight 70s before noon, and we had sunny nice warm weather all weekend (except for a few threats of showers today). Took a short road trip Friday, did a little shopping , had a nice lunch, then visted with our neighbors (outside on the back screened in porch) until after dark.

Really nice Friday.

Saturday - again nice warm weather, stayed outside a lot.

Sunday - slept in (despite DST), started knitting… Continue

Added by Susan the Blue Lake Knitter on March 8, 2009 at 6:18pm — 6 Comments

My first handspun yarn

This is a picture of my first attempts at hand spinning yarn. They are a merino in teal and a brown baby doll fiber. I'll get better, but it will take time.

I'm beginning to love everything about fiber.

Added by Susan the Blue Lake Knitter on March 1, 2009 at 8:05am — 4 Comments

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