Thursday, March 30, 2017

A Finish, A Re-Start and a Beginning

Hello All,

The sun is out -- 2 days in a row!!  But, the temp this morning is 32 F.  If the forecast is to be believed, it should get into the upper 50's today, but rain is in the forecast through Saturday.  Sigh...

Thanks for your nice comments on yesterday's post.  It was a lot of fun for me to look through my Mom's scrapbook again - I hadn't pulled it out in several years.

Colin's socks are finished!!  The pattern is Petty Harbour (free on Ravelry) and the yarn is Regia.  I really like how they turned out and he is coming over for dinner tonight so I can hand them over.

They are the same size, even though this picture makes the one on the left look larger.

Last night I pulled out yarn for some socks for me and then decided it was too dark and wintry-like.  I want to wind the skein of "rhubarb" yarn I bought in Lancaster and knit some Spring socks with that.  Hopefully tonight I'll have the time to do that.  In the meantime, I ripped out what I had started on the Mick Jagged shawl and have brought that to work today to re-start.  Pictures later.  The yarn is pretty - two skeins of Miss Babs Yummy 2 ply in blues (Dark Orion and Daydream Believer).

As I mentioned in an earlier post, I did start Sigla over the weekend.  I haven't gotten any further, but here is the start.

Someone was trying to play with my yarn.  Here are the colors that I'll use for the "flags" on the sweater:

Starting from the top :  purple (which is done in the first shot).  Next up green, then a rusty color and finally blue.  Kat has made excellent notes on modifications for the neckline - making it looser.  I want mine pretty tight, so hopefully this will work out.  It's not quite at the point where I can test it, but fingers crossed.  I think it will stretch enough.  If I can keep at this, I should be ready for Fall and Winter when they next show up.

Nice to be almost at the weekend.  And, next week should be an easy one (or boring) for me - both of my bosses will be in Key West for a Division President's get-away (tough life, I know).


  1. Colin's socks look great, and he must be looking forward to a wonderful evening with a home-cooked meal and hand-knit socks. You chose lovely colors for your Sigla and I'm looking forward to seeing that rhubarb yarn!

  2. Excellent job on Colin's socks!

    And I'm glad to see you have an "assistant" too ... ;-)

  3. Woo hoo for finished socks!!! That's a beautiful sweater.

  4. We had two nice warm sunny days, now they are calling for freezing rain!

    Socks look great!

  5. Your sock finish is just awesome. I understand how they are the same and yet look a different size. Happens to me all the time

  6. I love the name "rhubarb" for a colorway. . . your spring socks will be lovely.

    Snow is predicted here this weekend. Ugh!

  7. Great finish on the socks! The new ones will be pretty!
    Have a great weekend!

  8. Colin's socks look great. I put that pattern into my queue. It looks like it would hold my interest.

  9. I love the colors you chose for Sigla - it will be fun to see them worked into the sweater! Enjoy your "break" next week - it's Spring Break here, too.