Friday, October 14, 2011

SnowDrop,,,the final chapter

SnowDrop is finally done. I just need to block it and it will be ready to wear. I hope to get it blocked sometime tomorrow. Soon as I do I'll get pics and post them.

Saturday, October 1, 2011

SnowDrop and other things.....

I am still plugging along on the Snowdrop Shawl. I have made it past the halfway mark for the border. I was thinking that I would have it done so I could wear it to Grand Commandery this coming weekend. Not sure it that will happen or not, but I am going to give it a good try. If I finish knitting it I will probably not have time to block it. Keeping fingers crossed that I get it all finished.
We had to put my Mom in rehab in a nursing home yesterday. That was a very hard thing to do. She can't walk and can't even support her weight on her feet now. There was just no way Dad and I could continue to take care of her at home. We are hoping that the rehab will get her back up on her feet so we can bring her back home. Prayers please.
I plied my first ever sock yarn and made a rookie mistake. I had spun the singles clockwise as I always do and then when I started to ply them I also plied them clockwise, instead of counter clockwise. I started plying them late at night when I was dog tired and didn't even realize what I had done. The yarn is really tightly spun so I am not sure if I can use it or not to make socks. I have it on the niddy-noddy right now and will leave it on there for a while and then check it out. If it is ruined I have more that I can try again.
I really need to get back to my sweater that I started last winter from my own hand spun. I have had to spin more yarn 3 times now. Hope I have enough now to finish the sweater. If not I still have some of the fiber so I can spin some more. Just as soon as I finish SnowDrop I am going to get the sweater out (Celtic Cardy) and finish it up. I should be a really warm sweater and I think this winter is going to be really cold so I will probably be wearing it a lot. I love my hand knit sweaters for winter. They are so much warmer that store bought ones.
Bye for now.