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.


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.

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.