Sunday, June 12, 2011

Whole Lotta Nothing Going On

That pretty much describes my life lately, and is also the reason there hasn't been a blog post since...gee, when was it?  I don't even remember.  But, I decided that since I had nothing to say, I wouldn't bore you with a post full of filler material.

So, what am I here to talk about today?  Why, knitting, of course!  Yes, I've been knitting, though it's been slow going. 

I've done a few rows on AMS 11. I'm still only halfway through clue 3, though.

And I did a couple of rounds of AMS 10.

After that, my mind went into a mystery rebellion. I just didn't want to work on anything mystery. So I picked up and did a couple of pattern repeats of the old Fruit of The Vine scarf

And as I knit, I wondered how hard it would be to adapt this pattern to make it into...sigh, you guessed it-- a hat.

Speaking of hats, I'm still plugging away at my as yet un-named design.

OK, truth is, I have a name for it, but I don't want to reveal it until I get all the kinks worked out of the pattern. Which I have just about done. I've finally gotten the decreases the way I want them. Now, I'm knitting through my notes one more time, just to make sure they are right. Next step will be to write the pattern out, then send it to some test knitters.

I'm quite sure I'll have no shortage of volunteers for that.

I've also got one going in sock weight, just to make sure the decreases work out the same for different weights of yarn.

They should, since the pattern repeat is over the same stitch count for all weights. Just the amount of stitches cast on is different.  This yarn is Cherry Tree Hill Supersocke in Cherry Blossom.  For some reason, I keep wanting to call it Cherry Chip, but that is incorrect. 

This weekend was our town's annual Thunder on Water festival thingy.  Note that there is NO "the" in the name.  That is one of my serious pet peeves, when people call it Thunder on the Water.  I try not to get smart aleck about it though.  Sometimes, I even succeed. 

Be that as it may, it was this weekend.  I went out Saturday morning as I usually do.  I don't care anything about the carnival rides, or the concerts.  I just go to see the arts and crafts fair and the car show.  Boy was I disappointed.  There probably weren't 10 booths in the arts and crafts fair.  Just my opinion, but I kinda think more people are waiting for the Downtown Jubilee that they have on the square in September.  I prefer that one myself.  It's not as hot. 

A while back, I started collecting things to make up a care package for a military person.  Well, I finally decided to just send all my stuff to my friend Bobbie Jo.  She is a member of her local Blue Star Moms group, and that's what they do.  I tried to find a chapter in this area.  There is one, but they don't seem to be active any more. 

I there are lots of groups that you can just send money to, but I don't like doing that.  I like going into the store and picking out stuff myself.  Makes it so much more personal.  Plus, this box had 5 hats in it.  You just can't put a price on a hand knit hat. 

Well, Beverly has loaned me a table to set up my sewing machine on, so tomorrow when I go mail the box, and pay off the dentist, I'm going to head back to Wal-Mart and try again to get material for my work shirts.  Then I'm going to try to remember how to sew.

I'll let you know how that goes. 


Sus said...

I like all the projects you have going on right now!

I would totally call that colorway "cherry chip" all the time, too. :)

Good luck with the sewing!

Becky said...

Thanks, Sus. I didn't even show all of my projects!


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