Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Maniac Monday

So....I feel like I have been running around like a maniac....and I think I have gotten a bit of knitting done over the weekend.  I went to see my son, Erich, this past weekend so I was hoping for lots of knitting time in the car (6-7 hours one way).  My daughter, Paige, and grand daughter, Celeste, went with me.  However, the car knitting was not meant to me.  I drove the first two hours there, then Paige took over, but it was too dark for me to knit.  I tried to sleep, but couldn't....then I drove the whole way home.  I did get some knitting in over the weekend.

I finished my Samadhi:

I worked a bit on my Spire (I know it does not look much bigger, but I promise it is)...sorry the lighting is weird:

I worked on my Hiya Hiya Shadowboxing socks (not much but a repeat and a half done on one sock):

And then the 'OLD' sock....I mentioned this before, but I started this sock about a year ago for Tour de Sock and I kind of want to get it finished before this years Tour de Sock starts....I finished the cable pattern on one leg (about 10-12 rows) and then got both of the socks thru the heel flap and heel turn.  I picked up stitches and am about to start my gusset.  The cable pattern was supposed to be finished on the foot of the sock, but I am not going to do that.  I am going to go with plain stockinette....I hope it does not look too weird just stopping the pattern, but that is the plan.  These socks will probably go to Paige...she does not like a long leg and these are like 8" (my longest leg ever I think), but she loves green....so she wins....or they go in the gift basket!

Okay, so I have a couple of Miss Babs Yarn enhancements.....I have a friend that used to live here in SA and she now lives in VA...she went the Maryland Sheep Fiber festival and knows how much I love Miss Babs Yarn, so she got me a skein in the exclusive colorway for the show.....THANK YOU SARA....I miss you!!

Now this next enhancement has a story...these pics are from the lady I got the yarn from (her name is Carina):

The story starts when Carina (crini23 on ravelry) posted in the Miss Babs Forum how she had a skein of this yarn and wanted to make her daughter a Miss Winkle...but the colors were so different because her skein was very orange and her daughter did not like orange...I posted how much I love orange and jokingly told her to send the scarf my way (I thought the scarf was completed and she had already offered it to her daughter who did not like it) and that I was also planning on making a Miss Winkle shawl with my Deep Sea Jellyfish yarn I had in the Cosmic base....well, she posted pictures and proposed a swap...she said her Miss Winkle was already started but she could frog the yarn.  I agreed to the swap and told her to just sent it the way it was and I would try to match her gauge....what I did not know what she had already knitted almost 1/2 of the skein (there is 53.5 grams not knitted)...so, I will see if I can match her gauge and see if I can finish it....she also sent me some of my favorites from Germany.  I loved the package (which I got today).   I do have to admit that when I first opened it, I felt like such a putz because I did not offer to send her anything from the USA...I just sent the yarn...and look at all the goodies she sent me....I had told her I was born in Germany and asked me what some of my favorite items were....and then she sent them to me.....Some days I really need to pull my head out of my you know what and think of these awesome gestures!  I was in such a hurry to ship it to her since I know how long it takes to go from USA to Germany, that I only sent the yarn.....Carina....I cannot say THANK YOU enough!!  And I am sorry your package was 'just yarn'!  I will ship your knitting needle back, so I hope to send some goodies then!

On the non knitting front, I got Antonio a Play Doh Fun Facory Deluxe set....he loves it!  Celeste loved it too and now there is one ordered from her Dad on the way to her house.....I only snapped a pic of Antonio playing with it (I was not quick enough to get one with Celeste)...plus, Antonio is much more of a ham and says 'Cheese' for me.

I did get a picture of Celeste riding Antonio's mini tricycle, and Antonio dressed up as a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle......

Happy Happy Happy Knitting!


  1. Love the Miss Winkle! Love the Tour de Socks!! Love the yarn! Love the grandkids!!!

  2. I tried to make a Miss Winkle, and wasn't happy with it. I think I chose the wrong yarn. I'll try something else with the yarn & keep Miss Winkle in my pattern stash. Your grandkiddos are sooooo cute. And that Maryland yarn? Beautiful.

  3. I'm going to go start a Miss Winkle as soon as I finish my Issey. Then there's Camp Loopy...