Friday, November 25, 2005

Post Thanksgiving

Things have settled down as several of the children have gone and others are keeping busy by playing golf and working. Today, I spent some of the day knitting and actually made progress on a baby blanket for a friend's grandchild to be. This is the stage we are at this moment:

The pattern comes from Debbie Macomber's book Knit Along with Debbie Macomber - her book has 11 nice baby afghans (and some can be blankets for adults also) so I am working on a 2nd pattern. It's easy to memorize- I am using size 6 needles (it calls for 4, but I changed that) - my Denise needles are making a slower go than I would like, so I have ordered some Addi turbos to get it moving. The yarn is just not sliding on the cords. I am using a Lion Brand Baby Soft and th is is going to be a multi colored blanket as I am nearing a color change. Stay tuned for the next color!! This aboe is a nice soft purply/lavender color, not quite true to what the yarn appears. Perhaps an outside photo is in order as temps are in the 70s today.
In addition, I finished a sock except for the kitchener stitch for the toe. Look at these socks carefully and tell me the difference in the two.

5 comments:

Emily said...

Are the stripe colors in reverse order? Looks like it got wound in different order. But I wouldn't have noticed if you hadn't asked!

I like the color on the baby blanket. Seems like you're busy with that Debbie Macomber book!

Naomi said...

Cathy, no one will notice the different order of color. I became cross-eyed looking before I noticed the difference.
Naomi

Cathy said...

Yes, the order is different!

LutheranChik said...

The only time I ever attempted knitting socks (I have very neophyte knitting skills -- solid color mittens are the most challenging thing I've ever pulled off), they were heel-less tube socks done in a spiral rib -- they were out of a "knitting for children" book, LOL -- and I wound up giving up because I kept messing up the stitch count. Something tells me this isn't one of my charisms.;-)

SDMC said...

Your socks are great! You'll find they qualify as addictive knitting.