03 January 2014

On the Needles 1/3/2014

Yes! I finally finished the socks I started in April. No one said I was fast but I can be steady. Well, most of the time. I can say these were not something I worked on all the time more like a little bit here and there. I have found that they became my church socks. I realized when knitting these during service I concentrated on the Pastor more. So, I sit and knit with my Bible and notebook open next to me and make notes as needed. Who would have thunk it. I am going to have to get another pair cast on so that I am ready for Saturday.

My Antarctic socks. Made with a Zauberball Sock yarn in who knows what color because I lost the little paper (it's been so long).

These were for the pooling challenge Judy did way back when. I am happy to say I did get a little bit which is good.
 
 
I also, late last night, remembered I wanted to cast on my Dr. Who? scarf so that I could work on it throughout the year. I am not in any hurry but let me tell you I did not want to put it down last night. Might have something to do with the fact that I decided to have a large cup of coffee at 730 because I was falling asleep while we were watching Lincoln (good movie by the way). Needless to say it did take me along time to fall asleep, guess I won't be doing that again anytime soon. Anyway, I loved the simplicity of this pattern and I love the yarn. It is a simple garter stitch using Lorna Lace's. It seems like huge bulky yarn since I am also working on my Loopy Ewe Challenge.
Loopy Challenge - Racing Raindrops Pattern using Beads.

Dr. Who? Scarf
 
 
 My Challenge is using lace yarn and beads. Big difference for sure. I am about 1/4 of the way through so I am still hoping to be done by the end of the month. I only have a little more hand work I have to finish up then I can just knit at night.
 
 
 
 
 
For more knitting goodies head on over to Judy.
 
 
Michelle




8 comments:

  1. Congrats!! on finishing your socks! They are lovely! The beauty about knitting and quilting is that it is not a race unless we make it one. We can work at our own pace, in our own time and enjoy the process. I love knitting or sewing late at night...that is until I have to get up the next morning! :)

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    1. I'm surprised at the amount of people that love to sew late at night. I love to sew first thing in the morning, very rarely late at night. I love to knit at night but try not to stay up too late. I need my sleep.

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  2. Funny you should mention knitting in church. I have contemplated doing this for the very same reason as I have watched people crochet and knit during the services. Have to get past my upbringing which was to sit quiet and listen. I'm so tempted though and may eventually. My 18-year-old daughter draws during church and thinks I should knit.

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    1. I felt weird at first but now I don't. I figure I concentrate more so it is ok and the Pastor hasn't hunted me down yet

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  3. I love knitting or hand stitching while I listen to my online sermons. It is easy to put down and make a note. Your socks are fabulous. and uh oh...CAN NOT let my son see your post..he already wants me to knit him a Dr Who scarf lol

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    1. I bought the kit form the LYS and so far it is a really simple knit. Might get tired of it eventually but it is so long but for now it is good.

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  4. great finish on the socks knitting in church hmm I would love to do that but I wouldn't dare even though I listen better when my hands are busy.

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    1. Take the plunge it is awesome. LOL.

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