Wednesday, October 26, 2011

WIP Wednesday

Happy Wednesday, which is really my Tuesday.  My sense of time is so thrown off, I can't say if the week went by fast or slow.

More progress has been made on the purple sock.  Not, however, as fast as I would have it liked it. Don't know what I was thinking that I could have a pair by this Saturday. I would be glad to have this one finished by Saturday, but as I'm working every day, I wouldn't hold my breath.  I'm currently working on the heel which calls for Fleegle's heel.  I took this on the bus with me, Tuesday morning.  I forgot to grab an extra double point for the little cables.  I found a tapestry needle I had left in my purse.  Yes, I've tried cabling without a needle several times in the past.  It just doesn't work out well for me and I ended up fishing so many dropped stitches.  It just makes the process slower than just using another needle.  The dark purple is hard to work on it at night, so I've only worked on this in daylight hours.

This is my right mitt almost finished.  It would be nice if I could finish it tonight for the bus and work tomorrow.  I'm taking an earlier bus, to give me more time to walk that mile and a half.  The bus driver had the ac cranked so high, I was ready to wear the sock on my hands rather than knit on it.  I'm using a merino/tencil blend that I had spun a few years ago. It was a pain in the arse to spin, however, I'm loving knitting with the resulting yarn.  Wish I had a pound of this stuff to make a sweater, the finished yarn that is.

On Saturday night, I couldn't resist, I had to start the sock with the new yarn I showed you, that had found it's way onto the counter.  The toe is not that bright of orange, it's more of a soft melon or terra cotta.  The colors on this sock definitely represent Tucson. It's hard to keep from just knitting this project.  It will become the new bus project when the purple socks and baby pants are finished.

Butterscotch says, "They're still my colors."

I remembered last post, I teased you with yarn and didn't say what I'm going to do with it.  This is the yarn for Anna's blanket.  I thought, I would have started it by now.  Did I say my concept of time has been shot out the window.  Hopefully, I will have something to show you next week.  Just don't hold your breath.

Duane was such a sweetheart Sunday night.  He stayed up until 3am figuring out how to put music on my phone so I would have it to listen to this week on my long bus ride and walk.  He filled it up.  Now, I have to figure how to remove some of the songs I'm not married to keeping on there.  I don't have any room to take pictures.

The new fridge works so good, it's freezing everything.  Literally, not only is the freezer freezing, but the refrigerator part is a freezer too.  I've turned the temperature down a bit to see if that helps. I get the big cans of Friskies and use half in the morning, then the other half the next day.  This morning I pulled the can out of the bottom of the fridge and the cat food was a frozen solid cat food Popsicle.

Found this on my friend's FB page, I had to steal it and post it here.  That's Nicole with little Anna.

This is the best face palm picture, evah!  She must have been channeling Grandma at work.  Some of the callers make me feel just like this.

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Butterscotch says:

"Someone needs to keep Mom's chair warm while she's at work. It's a hard job."


Karen said...

Your socks look great! The baby is so cute:)

melbatoast68 said...

You have been busy! I am loving that yarn that jumped up on the counter and insisted on coming home with you. Can you say GORGEOUS! Anna is adorable. I do believe I was making that face just a few minutes ago!

Stacey said...

Your purple sock is looking great... keep at it!

witchyknits4ewe said...

The socks are looking great!! Congrats on being almost done the purple ones! Your yarn that you spun is beautiful too! Baby is so adorable!!

Marie/Underground Crafter said...

I love the colors on your Tucson sock, and Butterscotch is a mighty cute blog mascot.

Contessa said...

I love how that mitt looks!! I am jealous you're able to make something that looks like that out of something you spun, yourself. (I'm a new spinner and haven't actually spun anything in much too long.)

Butterscotch is absolutely beautiful! Someone needs lots of snuggles. ♥

Also, the face palm picture is too cute for words. I know that feeling much too well. ;)

Julie said...

The orangey sock is so vibrant.
Butterscotch looks right at home in mama's chair

omlair said...

so many socks! I've just started knitting... how can i avoid a sock addiction? LOL

Vivianne said...

Butterscotch is the perfect name for that cat - and his yarn choice is excellent :-) Please stop tempting me to your alpaca lace with your destash button ....:-D