My weekend was beautiful!
Started out with knitting up a scarf. The Potato Chip Scarf from Knit Picks! See I had this one skein of Reynolds Garden Tweed that was past out as a free sample at last Fall's Boston Knit Out
[BTW, this year it's being held on September 30, 2007 at the Boston Common].
I loved the colors in the yarn and wanted to do something with it, but it was only 72 yards. It's 40% Cotton, 35% Linen, 20% Viscose, & 5% Nylon. A little rough, I think but I liked the colors and knew I had to include it with another yarn. Found what I needed ... Knit Picks Main Line with is 75% Pima Cotton & 25% Merino Wool. Soft! So I knew that was the one that had to be against my neck if I put both into a scarf.
So here it is ... finished and ready to wear.
But now it's time to go up to Portsmouth and meet up with my friend, Dee.
I've known Dee for around 15 years now from back in the days when I worked for The New Hampshire American Lung Association. That was before I got married and moved to MA ... and started working at M.I.T. Dee is now with Southern NH Service, Inc. a volunteer service and is the Director of Volunteers. Dee and I were in a group outside of work called the "Knit Wits", LOL. [or did just her Hubby call us that?] We were both crocheters back then.
I couldn't resist the call for help to donate yarn to the Retired Seniors Volunteer Program. Neither could the M.I.T. SnB group, Victoria at Seed Stitch and Dottie from Community Night Knitting. There are 30 knitters in the group and some are shut-ins. All are active volunteers.
My DH & I met Dee & her Hubby in Portsmouth to hand over a car trunk load of yarn & pattern books. Feels really good to help out ....
Thanks to everyone for donating for others to keep knitting & crocheting for charity!
We had a nice visit over lunch at Fat Belly's and then of course we had to do some shopping while in a neat little place like Portsmouth. And even tho I didn't find a yarn shop ... there were plenty of other places to go into and window shop in and pick up little gifts for family AND ...
Oh why can't I resist sheep? Did you notice this gal in my last post? Sitting right there on the arm of my knitting chair. That's right ... she's a handbag made by Jellycat. And I fell in love with her! I'm going to use her for my "At home Sock knitting bag." I might even carry her to Community Knitting night, LOL.
So we shopped and walked about Portsmouth ... before the big storm hit on Sunday.
Sunday was a good day to be hunkered down and knitting ... and I did work on my socks. I also found some patterns online for the garter stitch short row heels . In case you want to try 'em out.
I love my "Inside Out garter stitch short row heel sock!"
So now say that 10 times fast!
Isn't that a beautiful heel tho? No holes!!
And then I started and finished another project. See? I'm wearing 'em ....
Yup ... Hehehe, I've gone NUTS! I'm now knitting tiny mini sock earrings. Pattern is from Los Lobe Hose and the needle size is 0000.
That's right kids, size 0000!! Have you tried these yet? Hey, they are so cute. I want to knit more. Okay, so I really am NUTS ... I even had to use those magnifying glasses you see in the background in one of these pictures. But ... the sock itself is so easy to knit. Really!
So I completed the pair in one afternoon!