Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Tomorrow is a Resting Day

I had a 9 AM doctor appt. and finally got home four hours later, totally wiped out. I took along my washcloth (which will be sent to Rabbitch) to knit on and managed to get a few rows done here and there as I WAITED. I love KIP as it makes me feel less like at least something good is getting accomplished. And it also starts up a lot of conversations.

But tomorrow is Resting Day for me. I really don't have much energy for anything else, but it makes me happy to know that I will have big blocks of time for working on my socks for Akkol. I have two pairs in process and will post pictures later. My next pair will be using the Joan's Sock pattern from the Knit List. Several people have commented how much they like that pattern, so will give it a try. Since they are knitted with two strands of worsted yarn on size 8 needles, they should go fast. And warm. With 40 below zero temps at the orphanage, the kids need warm!

Sewing is at a standstill for the moment. Just can't get anything started. So knitting is what I am doing until some other mad inspiration strikes me.

Wednesday, August 1, 2007

Off to see the mechanic!

Well, I've gone and done it now! I bought myself a Sebring convertible and it is great. I got tired of working out rides with family, so now I can get to where I need to go so much more easier. The exhaust needed repairs, which the dealer is paying for, so I will be sitting in an air conditioned waiting room with some knitting to keep me company. I have no idea how long it will take, but I have a 9 am appt.

I plan to take some socks that need to be finished. Have gotten to that endless foot section on both socks, so this will be a good chance to make some progress. These are of sock yarn on size 1 Addis. Will get a photo up of these socks when I finally get them finished. The NEXT pair I make will be for Akkol for the orphanage there. Those have to be thick and warm for the cold winters. A boot sock type. Those will knit up a lot faster on wool worsted and one sock yarn for extra color!


I have some cone yarn that is well aged and ready to be socks for the kids there!