Monday, June 30, 2008

White Swanklets

Here is my second pair of these anklets (Swanklets).Yarn: I lost the ball band (my excuse is that these started out as another project which was frogged and in my exasperation the label was trashed), but I think it's Meilenweit Cotton.
Pattern: Swanklets--my own pattern, but you can have it free on Ravelry or in the side bar to the right of this blog as a pdf download.
Needles: I used #1 dpns
Comments: They are nice little summer socks. But if you have an aversion to the Kitchener stitch, this may not be the pattern for you. The toe is secured to the sole of the sock via Kitchener--32 stitches worth on each sock. You could do your own heel and toe and avoid this. The garter stitch short row heel and toe give this plain sock a bit of textural interest.

Here they are with the cotton sweater that is nearly finished.
Photos of the sweater soon, I hope!

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Still Knitting...

I really am still here. And still knitting.
Socks. More about these later.
Another scarf.
My brother is here for a visit and we are just enjoying our time together. He was diagnosed with esophageal cancer a year ago--stage 4. He's doing pretty well, due to some aggressive chemotherapy and his positive outlook. I'm so thankful he is still here and we are able to do a few things together. Here we are at a young age:
Life is so very precious and way too short. Call your brother, sister, mother, father, or friend that you haven't kept in touch with. You'll be glad you did.

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Back from Door County

I'm just back from a trip to Door County. We usually get great weather for this annual vacation.But this year was cold/hot/rainy/sunny/windy/cloudy. And all that sometimes in the same day.
But we always have a great time there.
Some knitting in public:
Some in Monkey clothing (except for one who dressed normally):