I've had this Regia in my stash for years just waiting for some inspiration. One of the benefits of a knitting hiatus is that when you return there are many new things. Years ago, everyone was making the Peak Experience sock. Now it seems as though everyone has made a Jaywalkers sock. I was intrigued and figured I'd give the pattern a shot. I LOVE it. It's quick to knit, easy to memorize and makes a great looking pattern. These aren't moving too fast but I keep admiring them.
Tuesday, August 29, 2006
If I don't post pictures of works in progress it will be a long time between posts. I've got two socks in progress right now and I'm itching to start some new socks. This picture is of the socks I'm making for my middle son. He wanted "blue" socks and I really didn't want to make "blue" socks. This blue, however, is really very pretty. There are actually many variations of blue in the yarn. I bought this yarn at my LYS. It's DK/Sport weight and knits up nicely. I added wooly nylon to the heel but I don't think I'll add it to the toe. Jared doesn't like a thick or bumpy toe.
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Here's the baseball news from best to worst:
- The United States won the Little League World Series - even if you've never watched baseball before, the LL World Series is great. You would never believe the talent these young boys have. It was heartbreaking watching the Japanese players crying on the field after the game, collecting dirt from the field to take home with them.
- My oldest son's team lost their first Fall Ball game on Saturday. They were losing 8-0 in the third inning and made a great comeback. They lost 8-7. The team played really well and we were all proud of them.
- The Red Sox are tanking. It's pathetic and I can't even watch anymore.
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Friday, August 25, 2006
You'd have to be a Red Sox fan to understand. But even if you're not a Red Sox fan, even if you're just a baseball fan for any MLB team (except the Yankees), you know that baseball season in long. And baseball games are long. And cheering for the Red Sox can make both the season and every game seem even longer.
As a mom to three Little League playing boys, I'd like to say that Little League season is also long. And the games are long. And the practices are many and long. And the coaches ... well the coaches make you want to bite your tongue.
So I knit.
I knit at practices and games. I knit at home watching the Red Sox play. It keeps me in my seat and it helps me to keep my mouth shut. I'm a baseball knitter
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Tuesday, August 22, 2006
I've never actually tried to match my socks before but these were easy as the beginnings were only a yard or two different.
Posted by Beth at 1:28 PM
I just wanted to share a shot of my workspace this morning. This is a totally unplanned, unstaged photo of my knitting space this morning. It has it all - comfy spot (on the big red couch of LOVE), tea cup, baseball hat (not mine), two pairs of socks on the needles, my pouch for knitting essentials, and a book.
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Sunday, August 20, 2006
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I've been on a long knitting hiatus. An illness, surgery and family life took over for the past couple of years. Now that I'm well, my interest in knitting has returned. I spent some time today trying to find pictures of the socks that I knit years ago. Through the wonders of technology (and some great back up by my husband), I found the photos and will load them here. Soon I'll post pictures of my new socks.
The socks above are the first socks I ever knitted. Fortissima yarn in a simple stockinette pattern.
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