Thursday, May 31, 2007

I am a Bad Blogger

Karen said surely I have something I can post, and my daughter says I am a bad blogger since it has been so long. I have been knitting. I had several May deadlines to meet, and I did knit a lot, but some of those I can not post. I do have some knitting to show. I finally finished a pair of socks for the month of May. These are the OnLine Highland socks. 68 stitches on size 1 double points. This yarn feels a little thicker and a little scratchier than Opal, I hope it washes softer. These are pair 8 for the 52 Pair Plunge, May socks for SAM3 and my Yikes! Stripes socks for Socktopia.







I started an afghan for my in-laws for their anniversary. It is in August. Hopefully, I can stay focused and finished on time. The yarn is Bollicini Maxi from Cascade Yarn . I like working with it. I wanted something that was mostly wool, but machine washable. This is 70% Merino and 30% Acrylic. The pattern is from Martingale's "Little Box of Throws". It will match their living room furniture nicely, and keep my father- in -law toasty warm, he is always cold.

I started a little toddler sized sweater. A friend of mine gave me a gift card for Hobby Lobby, I bought a bunch of dish cloth cotton. They had some of their store brand yarn on sale, 40% off, so I bought a ball. I am not too impressed with it. It splits really bad. The label claims it is a bulky wt. yarn, but I am knitting it on size 6 needles and getting a nice fabric. I could easily knit this yarn on 4 or 5's and still have a nice fabric. They definitely need to rethink that wt thing. It is very soft though knit up. This is my own creation. I started the fronts, but have not gotten very far. And I also decided to use up some of my other cotton and make a baby tank. I haven't picked the neckline or the armholes yet to finish it. My nine year old came home from school yesterday and decided to try it on. She is a bean pole. It fits her like her tankini tops. She has claimed it as her own. She doesn't want me to do any of the finishing other than weave in ends. She knows that will make the armholes and the neckline smaller and then it won't fit her. LOL Today was their last day of school. Her teacher has an ice cream party at her house for the kids. It was outside. It was loud, and hot and the bugs were biting like crazy. It didn't seem to bother the kids though. I am so glad to be able to sleep in tomorrow.
Well, I am off to sit on the couch and knit for a while. Happy knitting all!

20 comments:

Beth N said...

I don't know which is more wonderful--love the dress, socks, top and afghan. Beautiful!

~Tonia~ said...

Great projects you have there. Your daughter sounds like my niece. I love the fact that she knows it won't fit her if you do the finishing.

Dave said...

Your socks are gorgeous -- I love those colours!

Karen said...

WOW! Love the socks. Frank and Vicki are going to love their afghan. I love (is that enough love) your lace sweater (you and those designs floating around in your brain) and the tank is so cute (finish it quick before you never see it again). Talk to you tomorrow.

Carol said...

Wow, is about all I can say....I don't know where you get the energy to do so many things at one time....I really like the afgan pattern...very different...

Diane said...

Out of school already? Here they have an extra week of vacation in February so the kids are in school until June 21st. Of course mine are in college so they've been out for a while.

Love all your project but really love the afghan. Beautiful colored yarn.

Alisha said...

So many great things!! The socks are beautiful!!

I always love to see what you've been up too!!

Deb said...

That's a lot of knitting there lady. Will you have more or less knitting time now that the kids are out of school?

Rhonda the Stitchingnut said...

Fine knitting going on there! What's the pattern for the afghan your doing for the in laws?

hakucho said...

Wow, everything is so pretty...you might not have been blogging but you sure have been knitting up a storm :)
I really love the afghan you are making for your in-laws. Very nice pattern and beautiful yarn. I'm sure they will be very excited to receive such a wonderful gift!!

happy knitting :)

Helen said...

Beautiful work as always! You can't blog all the time especially when you knit as much as you do. There are only so many hours in a day.

Sheila said...

Tell your daughter you are not a bad blogger. You are a good knitter! I love the color of the striped socks. You have a nice assortment of projects started.

Kathy said...

All the knits are wonderful to view. Thanks. Im off to the couch to knit now too

Lynn said...

Nice stuff you've been working on!!! I esp like the yarn in the socks and the tank. LOVE how your dd doesnt want you finishing it off...LOL

Brenda said...

I like the socks--great colors! I hope the wash up softer.

Such a pretty start to the afghan!

Janice said...

I cannot believe how much knitting you get done!! You are my inspiration :-) I love the socks and all the projects you have in the works. (And to think you have projects that you AREN'T showing us....)
Happy Knitting :-)

Rebecca said...

I like the heathered colors in your Highland sock...guess that is why it is called 'Highland'. I just saw that yarn online for the first time and wondered what it was like. Keep us posted on whether it softens up after washing!

Bonnie D. said...

Monica:
My goodness! No wonder you have no time to blog. Love the color on the sock and the afghan. Beautiful!

Rhonda the Stitchingnut said...

Knitting in the background ... sometimes that's all we have time for. Love those socks!

sue said...

Cute tank top and I love the colors too. I am sure your daughter will get lots of wear out of it too.