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We had knitting last week at Rob's lovely home:


Here are Lynda and Georgette, sharing knitting advice and tips. The knitting group is great. Rob has a neat new camera, which he used to take this photo.

This week we had Common Threads, in spite of the early arrival of snow:


Four of us decided to make the Dogwood Blossoms sweater from Knit Picks. Several of us have ordered the kit already. I'll let you know about our progress.

Saturday was Joanie's birthday. I gave her a framed photo of her cat, Kasha. We had breakfast at No Worries, along with my DH and two of Joanie's three children. Kasha was a hit! (Thanks to Rob for printing the photo for me.)


This week I've decided to share the pattern for the socks I've been making for Daphne. This is my own pattern. Here's the PDF: Daphne%27s%20Gold%20Rev..pdf

Please let me know if you have any problems with the pattern. It's only one size, but it can be adapted easily. The socks look like this:


She is wearing a size 5 shoe right now, so I made these in a size 6. The yarn is Stroll Tonal in Golden Glow, left over from her Bees' Knees cardigan. The pair takes 25 g of leftover yarn. They were fun and quick to make. I used the same pattern to make a different pair:



The only thing I did differently was to change the pattern to st st. The yarn is Lana Grossa Meilenweit 100 Multieffekt left over from a pair of adult socks. I'm finishing up the second sock now. It will be completely different, just for fun. I started in a different part of the pattern. That's why I'm calling them "Crazy Socks." I hope to make some mittens out of left over sock yarn before I see Miss Daphne later this month. For my friends who need their Daphne fix, here you go:



(You have to be able to think inside the box before you can think outside it!)


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What's on my needles: The Crazy Socks for Daphne. I'm ready to get back to DBIL's prayer cardi when I finish the Crazy Socks. Also back to DH's kilt Hose.
What's on my wheel: Soon I will be starting some nylon-Shetland fiber blend for socks.
What's on my iPad: All Creatures Great and Small by James Herriot. Just added Wicked The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West by Gregory Maguire from the library. This is, I believe, the book the musical "Wicked" was based on.
What's my app of the week: With the snow this past week, it has to be KSL Vortex, a weather app by KSL TV in Salt Lake City. The other apps kept saying no snow for Park City, based on the weather station at the middle school. KSL has a weather station at Summit Park, where I live, several hundred feet higher, were we got--of course--snow!
What's in my wine glass: Crane Lake Zinfandel 2008.

Note: This blog post was produced entirely on the iPad and MacBook. No other computer was used in any stage of composition or posting, and no Windows were opened, waited for or cleaned.

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Comment by Peggy Stuart on October 11, 2011 at 3:38pm

Joan, Judith has fallen a few times and is being checked out for balance issues. She will be grateful for the prayers!

Right below the photo of Joanie is a link to the PDF for the socks. They are only to fit a small child wearing a size 6 shoe, but can be adapted easily. I used two circs. The method is pretty compatible with ML. I used size 2.5mm, but whatever size gives you 8 sts/in is right. 

Comment by Joan on October 11, 2011 at 12:01pm

i am praying for you, even tho i don't quit understand what is going on?


Comment by Joan on October 11, 2011 at 12:00pm
are your socks done on magic loop or what. is there a pattern, and which needles do you prefer?  thanks Joan
Comment by Peggy Stuart on October 11, 2011 at 11:32am
Do you think Judith is unbalanced?
Comment by KnitWhich? on October 11, 2011 at 10:45am
Judith, you made me LOL!  Thanks.  And we'll keep praying for you.
Comment by Peggy Stuart on October 10, 2011 at 8:07pm
Susan, thanks for pointing that out! I think that's normal for Judith, one of her strong suits!
Comment by Peggy Stuart on October 10, 2011 at 8:02pm
We all have that sickness, Judith! My Silver Sneakers Exercise Class has special balance exercises we have to do, so I know it can be a problem. It's harder for me to balance than it used to be. I think the class has improved it, though. To say nothing about eliminating trips to the physical terrorist, LOL! I haven't been once during the year I've been in the program!
Comment by Susan the Blue Lake Knitter on October 10, 2011 at 8:01pm
Judith, At least you can keep your sense of humor... good for you! 
Comment by parisribbons on October 10, 2011 at 7:49pm


Thanks so much for the prayers and kind thoughts. I saw my Doc this afternoon and he's

referred me to an ear, nose & throat specialist. If that doesn't pan out he said there's

some kind of balance clinic. Oh, joy! he said it's common for aging people to have

problems with balance. He did say he couldn't find anything neurological and that 

my brain is ok. (Little does he know!)  -- Judith

Comment by cherylbwaters on October 10, 2011 at 7:48pm
diaper duty (doody?)... I certainly don't miss that!

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