Wednesday, October 12, 2011

WIP Wednesday

I've been so busy it seems like weeks since last Wednesday.  I'm quite thoroughly exhausted, although I was finally able to sleep last night.  No unwanted visitors was heard upstairs.  Crappy pictures as it is 9:30 at night.

Almost finished the body of my yet-to-be grandson's sweater, on the long bus commutes.  Just need to do six rows of ribbing then the sleeves.  I'm using Pagewood Farms Yukon in Navajo colorway.  Looks like plenty of yarn leftover for a hat and booties.

I think my granddaughter's tights will be my bus project for tomorrow.  I need to increase every fourth row,  until I have 82 stitches then work even for 7 1/2 inches til I need to look at the pattern again.

No progress was made to my fingerless mitts for work since I posted them last night.  I'm using the merino/tencil I spun in 2008 and didn't know what I was going to make with it.  Fiber purchased at Rhinebeck 2008, the one time I was there.

Super seekrit project socks. (It's not seekrit anymore, silly woman.)  I found this dark purple yarn Cascade superwash merino, on Monday when I went to purchase yarn for Paula's hexipuff yarn swap and it had to come along.  I'm using this pattern. A skein of navy Malabrigo attached itself to my hand and tried come along as well, but I made it go back to sit on the shelf.

The pattern called for starting toe-up, using Judy's Magic Cast-On.  Working on dark purple at night is hard enough on weary eyes.  I found this way of starting toe-up to be a bit awkward.  It's coming along much easier now that I have some rows added to it this morning before work.  This project has my attention currently and I found myself wanting to call into work to stay home and knit all day.  

I got my schedule for next week.  It sucks worse than this week's schedule.  I'm off this Saturday, then work Sunday & Monday from 11:45 to 8:15, Tuesday off, Wednesday - Friday 11:45 - 8:15 then Saturday off.  Which means, I will have to take a cab home on Sunday, then the rest of the days I will have to make that long walk down the highway in the dark. It's about two hours travel time each way.  I spoke to the scheduler person and asked if she could try to get me any  two days off together and a set schedule of 10:00 to 6:30.  She said she would try to fix my schedule for me.  Cross paws, she does.  The above is going to be a killer week.

Picture I found on the father's FB page Saturday of my newest granddaughter Anna.  Nicole called me from the hospital Saturday morning to tell me she was doing well.  Anna was 5 pounds 7 ounces and I believe 18 inches long.  Just a tiny peanut.  I wish I was up there to cuddle her.  She will be so big, by the time I'll be able to fly up for a visit. Wah!!

Nicole called me Monday night to tell me they are home from the hospital.  She's supposed to let me know via FB when the hospital pictures post to the hospital website.  Anna looks just like her mommy when Nicole was born. 

I'm going to knit for a little while and watch Zeppelin DVD with Dammit bunny again tonight. He's all kicked out under Duane's wheelchair, chilling with the Zep.  Maybe he'll stop nipping me on the ankle when I walk by.  Yeah, I didn't think so either.  Damn rabbit. 

Thanks for stopping by.  Be well this season and come in for your flu shot.  Go over to Tami's for more WIPW fun. 


Alittlebitsheepish said...

Your projects are looking great, some lovely yars. The only good think about travelling by bus is the knitting time. Congratulations on your newest family addition!

pinkundine said...

Congrats on the baby :)

Love the yarn you're using for the tights, so cute :) The toe up socks are looking good too - although I know what you mean about dark coloured yarn when it's not light out!

Calophi said...

I love how your cat is all up ons with your projects. :)

Mamgi said...

You projects all look fab and congratulations on the new addition to the family :)

Tami Klockau said...

That sweater is coming along so quickly! Good for you. I love love that purple for the socks and oh dear, what a cute granddaughter!! I just want to squeeze her!

Karen said...

Congratulations! Your granddaughter is adorable.
All your projects look great!

Marushka C. said...

Congratulations on the new grandbaby - she's a sweetie!

Sam Findlay said...

Your granddaughter is lovely, congratulations! All your wips look fab and I love the sneaky paws and whiskers in each photo, you gotta love cats!!

melbatoast68 said...

It's amazing how that Malabrigo will try to sneak in there....The projects are looking great and that grand baby is ADORABLE!!!

Unforth said...

Aw, your granddaughter is precious!

Keri said...

Congrats on the beautiful granddaughter. She's lucky to have a knitter for a grandmother. I loved receiving knitted objects from my nan and know that she can no longer knit I give the knitted objects to her :)

Amy said...

Congratulations on the gorgeous addition to the family. Beautiful! Love the yarns, the jumper in particular is coming on really well!

geeky Heather said...

Hmmm, no wonder you are getting so much done with your WIPs with that ever-present helper I see there! =)

Sorry about the work schedule...I hope it gets better. I hate, Hate, HATE getting up or going into work when it's still dark. =(

by Teresa said...

I'm glad you have knitting to do on the bus ride. I sure wish you didn't have to walk in the dark... isn't there another way? Poor you!

Your granddaughter is adorable!

((hugs)) T

Julie said...

Awww such an adorable baby.

I like your knitting helper!