Monday, September 12, 2011


The SnowDrop is going slowly. I have pretty much laid it aside because I don't really like working on the border. I will get it done, just not right now.
I have a sweater that I started last year that I really need to finish up. It is languishing because it is made from my own spun yarn and I have had to spin more twice now and it looks as though I may still have to spin some more. I need to finish it so I can wear it this winter.
I finished my nephew's socks. Well, I still need to sew the round together at the top and then tuck in the ends and they will be done. So for all purposes, they are done.
I started on the Primrose socks from summer Knitty but I was having a heck of a time with the left twist. I just could not get the PTBL trying to do it on the second stitch. I know how to do it, I just could not get the yarn and needles to cooperate with me. So I frogged them for now. Maybe another yarn will work. Others have done it so I can too,

From August 10 until September 2 I worked ft/pt at a plastic injection molding plant down the road a ways from us that friends own. They needed some extra help so I pitched in. I really was harder work that I could do on a long term basis so I was glad to see Sept 2 come. I do thank them for the chance to do the work though. The 3 ladies that I worked with were all super nice.

Now I am going to be helping to take care of my Mom. They were going to have to hire someone to come in and help Dad with her so I offered and Dad jumped on it. So I am back to work again for a time.

Have almost spun all of my Lapiz merino. I have about 8 more very small balls to spin and then I can start plying it. I am hoping to be able to make some 3 ply sock yarn. I love the color and the feel of the yarn. We will see.

I don't know why it is, but I cannot publish a post on here from my laptop. I can write it and save it but not publish it. I have to come out here to the office to publish it. That is such an irritant. Oh, well. I don't post very often anyway.

I'll try to get some pictures taken and post them here sometime in the next few months. LOL