Cake is Made

I picked out the colors I want to use in my Pokey Dot Throw. I am so in love with these colors. I can’t wait to get started on his.


Donna

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Grab Bag

I was looking for a cute little bag that I can put one skein of sock yarn in. I found a pattern called The Grab Bag from Curbly’s website. I think I am going to modify the pattern just a little bit so when I am setting in the lawn chair in the evening I can hang it from the arm. I can’t wait to start on this tomorrow.


Donna

Another Project

Ok. Like I need another project going on. I told myself since I have the summer off I want to get a couple of projects finished from this past winter. I have succeeded with one. I finished an afghan that I started in December. Checked that one off my list. I took a sock class starting in April. Finished the socks from that. I still have a sweater that I am working on and I have also started a pair of socks for DH. I have only one of the socks for him finished. He lets me know regularly that the other foot is getting cold. I now am getting ready to go buy yarn for this throw. It is so cute. I can’t decide if I should use the same colors or use different ones. I guess we will see what happens when I get to the store later today.

This is where I got the pattern.
Donna

I Did It!

Well I finally did it. I knit up a pair of sock that fit my feet like a pair of gloves. I love them. I took a class at my LYS called Mathematical Socks. In this class the instructor showed us how and where to measure our feet to make socks for ourselves. We also learned how important it is to make a gauge swatch. I know, I know it is time consuming! I will be the first to admit I have never, except on the Lady’s February Sweater, done a gauge swatch. I didn’t ever want to take the time to do it. Now I set back and think about how many things I have made didn’t come out quite like I wanted them to or they didn’t fit right. Well, the answer is because I didn’t make gauge. I am vowing from now on to make a gauge swatch before starting any projects. There I said it. I feel better now.

Donna

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