My current work in progress:

Moth Cardigan, designed byAmy Christoffers, knit from Rowan SoftYak DK in the Plain colorway, using U.S. size 3 and 5 needles.

Tuesday Miscellany

Judy has posted a photo of her very alluring laceweight yarn on her blog. Go see!

Susan has posted a new shawl pattern for sale that is downright gorgeous. Go see! Yes, I’ve already bought it. Yes, I might even knit the nupps. ๐Ÿ˜‰

I finished my Ben socks:

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These socks are knit from Zen String Serendipity sock yarn in the “Ben” colorway. The moment I started knitting with this yarn I fell in love with it. I went back and snagged a couple more skeins of it from The Loopy Ewe before Sheri sold out of it. So I can make more Serendipity socks — yay!

I used a US 2 needle on this sportweight yarn, and got a decent-sized pair of socks out of one skein.

I started another sock.

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This is Crystal Palace Panda Cotton in the “Fern” colorway. It’s a blend of bamboo, cotton, and nylon, and I bought enough for a pair of socks (2 skeins) from The Loopy Ewe when Sheri started carrying it. I checked the ball band and the stated gauge is 6/7 sts/inch on a size 1 – 2.5 US needle. Okay, time to swatch. I started with a US 1 needle and was surprised to find that I got 8 stitches to the inch! So I’m knitting this sock on US 1 needles at 8 stitches to the inch. It’s interesting so far.

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The yarn is constructed of many plies and I really had to watch it while picking up my wraps on my short-row toe. So much so that I got a little dis-enchanted with the yarn. I was afraid it was going to be very splitty. But once I got past the toe and started working in the round, things were fine. I’ve not had any problem with stitches splitting.

The resulting knitted fabric is very soft and quite stretchy. I’ll be very interested in how these socks feel on the foot!

My Current Big Project

Still not ready to show you a pic. Still deciding whether it is gorgeous or hideous. I may never know. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Here’s a hint.

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Can you guess what it is?

Here’s another hint.

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How about now?

Lucy Sez

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“Please do not disturb my nap. I’ve had a rough day of lying around.”

Time Marches On

Getting old sucks. I got my glasses today.

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But now I am no longer a danger on the roads!

Comments

  1. Aaaaaall right, show us the sock-yarn-log-cabin blanket already!

  2. Aaaaaall right, show us the sock-yarn-log-cabin blanket already!

  3. Aaaaaall right, show us the sock-yarn-log-cabin blanket already!

  4. Aaaaaall right, show us the sock-yarn-log-cabin blanket already!

  5. Lucy Neatby vest?

  6. Lucy Neatby vest?

  7. Lucy Neatby vest?

  8. Lucy Neatby vest?

  9. Alice in RIchmond says:

    I can relate…I went to DMV to renew because this month is that Big Birthday…Sucks to get old. I tried to read the eye chart with nekkid eyes and the girl said “Honey, yo need yo eyes checked fo’ yo git this license” so I pulled out the glasses and read the damn chart.

    I like yours better than mine.

    I think that is a Crayon Box Sweater pile of labels?

  10. Alice in RIchmond says:

    I can relate…I went to DMV to renew because this month is that Big Birthday…Sucks to get old. I tried to read the eye chart with nekkid eyes and the girl said “Honey, yo need yo eyes checked fo’ yo git this license” so I pulled out the glasses and read the damn chart.

    I like yours better than mine.

    I think that is a Crayon Box Sweater pile of labels?

  11. Alice in RIchmond says:

    I can relate…I went to DMV to renew because this month is that Big Birthday…Sucks to get old. I tried to read the eye chart with nekkid eyes and the girl said “Honey, yo need yo eyes checked fo’ yo git this license” so I pulled out the glasses and read the damn chart.

    I like yours better than mine.

    I think that is a Crayon Box Sweater pile of labels?

  12. Alice in RIchmond says:

    I can relate…I went to DMV to renew because this month is that Big Birthday…Sucks to get old. I tried to read the eye chart with nekkid eyes and the girl said “Honey, yo need yo eyes checked fo’ yo git this license” so I pulled out the glasses and read the damn chart.

    I like yours better than mine.

    I think that is a Crayon Box Sweater pile of labels?

  13. Are you working on the log cabin blanket again? I think your glasses look nice.

  14. Are you working on the log cabin blanket again? I think your glasses look nice.

  15. Are you working on the log cabin blanket again? I think your glasses look nice.

  16. Are you working on the log cabin blanket again? I think your glasses look nice.

  17. Oooh, I was just thinking about your log cabin and thought I hadn’t read about it lately…I started some squares for a sampler worsted afghan I always have in the works. What fun those are!

  18. Oooh, I was just thinking about your log cabin and thought I hadn’t read about it lately…I started some squares for a sampler worsted afghan I always have in the works. What fun those are!

  19. Oooh, I was just thinking about your log cabin and thought I hadn’t read about it lately…I started some squares for a sampler worsted afghan I always have in the works. What fun those are!

  20. Oooh, I was just thinking about your log cabin and thought I hadn’t read about it lately…I started some squares for a sampler worsted afghan I always have in the works. What fun those are!

  21. 1. I love the socks, and in honour of my son, Ben, may have to try to scare some up –

    2. Following popular opinion, I am also thinking mitred blanket.

    3. The glasses look great – and isn’t it nice to see? I still lift mine off and on to compare things like leaves on trees (and lines on roads) with and without visual aid – the getting old thing? Definitely sucks… better than the alternative, though…

  22. 1. I love the socks, and in honour of my son, Ben, may have to try to scare some up –

    2. Following popular opinion, I am also thinking mitred blanket.

    3. The glasses look great – and isn’t it nice to see? I still lift mine off and on to compare things like leaves on trees (and lines on roads) with and without visual aid – the getting old thing? Definitely sucks… better than the alternative, though…

  23. 1. I love the socks, and in honour of my son, Ben, may have to try to scare some up –

    2. Following popular opinion, I am also thinking mitred blanket.

    3. The glasses look great – and isn’t it nice to see? I still lift mine off and on to compare things like leaves on trees (and lines on roads) with and without visual aid – the getting old thing? Definitely sucks… better than the alternative, though…

  24. 1. I love the socks, and in honour of my son, Ben, may have to try to scare some up –

    2. Following popular opinion, I am also thinking mitred blanket.

    3. The glasses look great – and isn’t it nice to see? I still lift mine off and on to compare things like leaves on trees (and lines on roads) with and without visual aid – the getting old thing? Definitely sucks… better than the alternative, though…

  25. Patricia says:

    Enjoy the glasses (they look nice). It’s so nice to be able to see again, isn’t it? I ‘graduated’ from single vision to bi-focal a couple years ago. If (when?) you get there, get the progressive lens, flat edge.

    I”m also guessing a mitered square blanket. I like the socks- nice color patterns!!

    Also curious to hear about the cotton blend socks- I’m looking for summer sock yarn too.

    My Magpie agrees with Lucy- sleeping is hard work!

  26. Patricia says:

    Enjoy the glasses (they look nice). It’s so nice to be able to see again, isn’t it? I ‘graduated’ from single vision to bi-focal a couple years ago. If (when?) you get there, get the progressive lens, flat edge.

    I”m also guessing a mitered square blanket. I like the socks- nice color patterns!!

    Also curious to hear about the cotton blend socks- I’m looking for summer sock yarn too.

    My Magpie agrees with Lucy- sleeping is hard work!

  27. Patricia says:

    Enjoy the glasses (they look nice). It’s so nice to be able to see again, isn’t it? I ‘graduated’ from single vision to bi-focal a couple years ago. If (when?) you get there, get the progressive lens, flat edge.

    I”m also guessing a mitered square blanket. I like the socks- nice color patterns!!

    Also curious to hear about the cotton blend socks- I’m looking for summer sock yarn too.

    My Magpie agrees with Lucy- sleeping is hard work!

  28. Patricia says:

    Enjoy the glasses (they look nice). It’s so nice to be able to see again, isn’t it? I ‘graduated’ from single vision to bi-focal a couple years ago. If (when?) you get there, get the progressive lens, flat edge.

    I”m also guessing a mitered square blanket. I like the socks- nice color patterns!!

    Also curious to hear about the cotton blend socks- I’m looking for summer sock yarn too.

    My Magpie agrees with Lucy- sleeping is hard work!

  29. Wendy – your glasses look great! You are fortunate to have a low Rx so they don’t make your eyes look smaller! My eyesight has been bad since I was in grade school and has gotten progressively worse over my life. Enjoy!

    Ricki

  30. Wendy – your glasses look great! You are fortunate to have a low Rx so they don’t make your eyes look smaller! My eyesight has been bad since I was in grade school and has gotten progressively worse over my life. Enjoy!

    Ricki

  31. Wendy – your glasses look great! You are fortunate to have a low Rx so they don’t make your eyes look smaller! My eyesight has been bad since I was in grade school and has gotten progressively worse over my life. Enjoy!

    Ricki

  32. Wendy – your glasses look great! You are fortunate to have a low Rx so they don’t make your eyes look smaller! My eyesight has been bad since I was in grade school and has gotten progressively worse over my life. Enjoy!

    Ricki

  33. Do you ever listen to podcasts? I would love to know what you think of mine. If you don’t mind, would you have a listen? If you go to my blog and click on the link in my sidebar you can get there.

    Thanks!

    Marly
    http://www.knitthing.blogspot.com

    P.S. I love your blog!

  34. Do you ever listen to podcasts? I would love to know what you think of mine. If you don’t mind, would you have a listen? If you go to my blog and click on the link in my sidebar you can get there.

    Thanks!

    Marly
    http://www.knitthing.blogspot.com

    P.S. I love your blog!

  35. Do you ever listen to podcasts? I would love to know what you think of mine. If you don’t mind, would you have a listen? If you go to my blog and click on the link in my sidebar you can get there.

    Thanks!

    Marly
    http://www.knitthing.blogspot.com

    P.S. I love your blog!

  36. Do you ever listen to podcasts? I would love to know what you think of mine. If you don’t mind, would you have a listen? If you go to my blog and click on the link in my sidebar you can get there.

    Thanks!

    Marly
    http://www.knitthing.blogspot.com

    P.S. I love your blog!

  37. cowboy boots.
    uhm yes… i have a hankering for them – i remember you are a fan – can you share your fav place to order/buy?

    thanks and any recommendations for sizing!

  38. cowboy boots.
    uhm yes… i have a hankering for them – i remember you are a fan – can you share your fav place to order/buy?

    thanks and any recommendations for sizing!

  39. cowboy boots.
    uhm yes… i have a hankering for them – i remember you are a fan – can you share your fav place to order/buy?

    thanks and any recommendations for sizing!

  40. cowboy boots.
    uhm yes… i have a hankering for them – i remember you are a fan – can you share your fav place to order/buy?

    thanks and any recommendations for sizing!

  41. Older, shmolder. Between the hair and the glasses, you’re reminding me of the bright-young-thing ingenues that were a staple of shows like Danger Man (a/k/a Secret Agent) and The Avengers. Go, baby, go. ๐Ÿ™‚

  42. Older, shmolder. Between the hair and the glasses, you’re reminding me of the bright-young-thing ingenues that were a staple of shows like Danger Man (a/k/a Secret Agent) and The Avengers. Go, baby, go. ๐Ÿ™‚

  43. Older, shmolder. Between the hair and the glasses, you’re reminding me of the bright-young-thing ingenues that were a staple of shows like Danger Man (a/k/a Secret Agent) and The Avengers. Go, baby, go. ๐Ÿ™‚

  44. Older, shmolder. Between the hair and the glasses, you’re reminding me of the bright-young-thing ingenues that were a staple of shows like Danger Man (a/k/a Secret Agent) and The Avengers. Go, baby, go. ๐Ÿ™‚

  45. So, it’s a mitered corner… hmmm… could be you’ve decided to border the already growing log cabin blanket… or not! ๐Ÿ™‚

  46. So, it’s a mitered corner… hmmm… could be you’ve decided to border the already growing log cabin blanket… or not! ๐Ÿ™‚

  47. So, it’s a mitered corner… hmmm… could be you’ve decided to border the already growing log cabin blanket… or not! ๐Ÿ™‚

  48. So, it’s a mitered corner… hmmm… could be you’ve decided to border the already growing log cabin blanket… or not! ๐Ÿ™‚

  49. I was thinking mitered something . log cabin or Crayon Box sweater whatever it is – go for it!!!
    nice specs..I hope you they are not just for reading.knitting so they go on and off. I ended up getting transition ones I wear all the time for that reason. I was leaving them all over the place.

  50. I was thinking mitered something . log cabin or Crayon Box sweater whatever it is – go for it!!!
    nice specs..I hope you they are not just for reading.knitting so they go on and off. I ended up getting transition ones I wear all the time for that reason. I was leaving them all over the place.

  51. I was thinking mitered something . log cabin or Crayon Box sweater whatever it is – go for it!!!
    nice specs..I hope you they are not just for reading.knitting so they go on and off. I ended up getting transition ones I wear all the time for that reason. I was leaving them all over the place.

  52. I was thinking mitered something . log cabin or Crayon Box sweater whatever it is – go for it!!!
    nice specs..I hope you they are not just for reading.knitting so they go on and off. I ended up getting transition ones I wear all the time for that reason. I was leaving them all over the place.

  53. Hey now, glasses aren’t so bad! I like yours, I wish I could wear them but I look like a doofus with microscopic eyes. Stupid high prescription.

    All these labels! I’m voting a blanky. Or a wrap. Same difference.

  54. Hey now, glasses aren’t so bad! I like yours, I wish I could wear them but I look like a doofus with microscopic eyes. Stupid high prescription.

    All these labels! I’m voting a blanky. Or a wrap. Same difference.

  55. Hey now, glasses aren’t so bad! I like yours, I wish I could wear them but I look like a doofus with microscopic eyes. Stupid high prescription.

    All these labels! I’m voting a blanky. Or a wrap. Same difference.

  56. Hey now, glasses aren’t so bad! I like yours, I wish I could wear them but I look like a doofus with microscopic eyes. Stupid high prescription.

    All these labels! I’m voting a blanky. Or a wrap. Same difference.

  57. Hey now, glasses aren’t so bad! I like yours, I wish I could wear them but I look like a doofus with microscopic eyes. Stupid high prescription.

    All these labels! I’m voting a blanky. Or a wrap. Same difference.

  58. Hey now, glasses aren’t so bad! I like yours, I wish I could wear them but I look like a doofus with microscopic eyes. Stupid high prescription.

    All these labels! I’m voting a blanky. Or a wrap. Same difference.

  59. Hey now, glasses aren’t so bad! I like yours, I wish I could wear them but I look like a doofus with microscopic eyes. Stupid high prescription.

    All these labels! I’m voting a blanky. Or a wrap. Same difference.

  60. Hey now, glasses aren’t so bad! I like yours, I wish I could wear them but I look like a doofus with microscopic eyes. Stupid high prescription.

    All these labels! I’m voting a blanky. Or a wrap. Same difference.

  61. Mitered squares? Out of sock yarn?

    Or have you picked up your log cabin again?

  62. Mitered squares? Out of sock yarn?

    Or have you picked up your log cabin again?

  63. Mitered squares? Out of sock yarn?

    Or have you picked up your log cabin again?

  64. Mitered squares? Out of sock yarn?

    Or have you picked up your log cabin again?

  65. I got my first pair when I was 12, I think it makes you younger.

  66. I got my first pair when I was 12, I think it makes you younger.

  67. I got my first pair when I was 12, I think it makes you younger.

  68. I got my first pair when I was 12, I think it makes you younger.

  69. What IS it with the miter-square afghan? I pledge to resist! (But everyone else’s is looking quite nice, I must admit.)

  70. What IS it with the miter-square afghan? I pledge to resist! (But everyone else’s is looking quite nice, I must admit.)

  71. What IS it with the miter-square afghan? I pledge to resist! (But everyone else’s is looking quite nice, I must admit.)

  72. What IS it with the miter-square afghan? I pledge to resist! (But everyone else’s is looking quite nice, I must admit.)

  73. I think the glasses make you look stylish! Very nice indeed.

    I started wearing glasses when my 2nd daughter was in a school concert and I couldn’t make out which kid was her because they were all a blur.

  74. I think the glasses make you look stylish! Very nice indeed.

    I started wearing glasses when my 2nd daughter was in a school concert and I couldn’t make out which kid was her because they were all a blur.

  75. I think the glasses make you look stylish! Very nice indeed.

    I started wearing glasses when my 2nd daughter was in a school concert and I couldn’t make out which kid was her because they were all a blur.

  76. I think the glasses make you look stylish! Very nice indeed.

    I started wearing glasses when my 2nd daughter was in a school concert and I couldn’t make out which kid was her because they were all a blur.

  77. Mitred square blanket!

    I love the color them you have going on today. All that green is so nice and restful.

  78. Mitred square blanket!

    I love the color them you have going on today. All that green is so nice and restful.

  79. Mitred square blanket!

    I love the color them you have going on today. All that green is so nice and restful.

  80. Mitred square blanket!

    I love the color them you have going on today. All that green is so nice and restful.

  81. Looks like a blanket to me. I got some Zen String from The Loopy Ewe also – 3 skiens. Glad to hear you like it. Size 2 needles sound great right now, I’m using 0’s on my Inside Out socks right now.

  82. Looks like a blanket to me. I got some Zen String from The Loopy Ewe also – 3 skiens. Glad to hear you like it. Size 2 needles sound great right now, I’m using 0’s on my Inside Out socks right now.

  83. Looks like a blanket to me. I got some Zen String from The Loopy Ewe also – 3 skiens. Glad to hear you like it. Size 2 needles sound great right now, I’m using 0’s on my Inside Out socks right now.

  84. Looks like a blanket to me. I got some Zen String from The Loopy Ewe also – 3 skiens. Glad to hear you like it. Size 2 needles sound great right now, I’m using 0’s on my Inside Out socks right now.

  85. Are you doing mitered squares? Will it be one of those geat new sweaters?
    Can’t wait to see it. I love your new socks, I may have to buy some of that yarn.

  86. Are you doing mitered squares? Will it be one of those geat new sweaters?
    Can’t wait to see it. I love your new socks, I may have to buy some of that yarn.

  87. Are you doing mitered squares? Will it be one of those geat new sweaters?
    Can’t wait to see it. I love your new socks, I may have to buy some of that yarn.

  88. Are you doing mitered squares? Will it be one of those geat new sweaters?
    Can’t wait to see it. I love your new socks, I may have to buy some of that yarn.

  89. Your new project looks like something from Horst Schulz! I donยดt know how to call it in English.
    Patchwork-knitting?
    Grats to your new glasses!

    Tine

  90. Your new project looks like something from Horst Schulz! I donยดt know how to call it in English.
    Patchwork-knitting?
    Grats to your new glasses!

    Tine

  91. Your new project looks like something from Horst Schulz! I donยดt know how to call it in English.
    Patchwork-knitting?
    Grats to your new glasses!

    Tine

  92. Your new project looks like something from Horst Schulz! I donยดt know how to call it in English.
    Patchwork-knitting?
    Grats to your new glasses!

    Tine

  93. I’m much more worried about my wrinkley neck than my glasses but I’m listening to Anne Lamott’s new book “Grace” now and she does a fantastic job of putting things in perspective.

  94. I’m much more worried about my wrinkley neck than my glasses but I’m listening to Anne Lamott’s new book “Grace” now and she does a fantastic job of putting things in perspective.

  95. I’m much more worried about my wrinkley neck than my glasses but I’m listening to Anne Lamott’s new book “Grace” now and she does a fantastic job of putting things in perspective.

  96. I’m much more worried about my wrinkley neck than my glasses but I’m listening to Anne Lamott’s new book “Grace” now and she does a fantastic job of putting things in perspective.

  97. Looks like a mitered square to me.

    Your glasses look great! Last time I had a check up (2 years ago) the doc said I may do better with bifocals the next time I came in. I’m only 43, and I can legally drive without glasses. I think she was just making that up.

    It’s hard being a pampered house kitty. So much napping to do, so little time.

  98. Looks like a mitered square to me.

    Your glasses look great! Last time I had a check up (2 years ago) the doc said I may do better with bifocals the next time I came in. I’m only 43, and I can legally drive without glasses. I think she was just making that up.

    It’s hard being a pampered house kitty. So much napping to do, so little time.

  99. Looks like a mitered square to me.

    Your glasses look great! Last time I had a check up (2 years ago) the doc said I may do better with bifocals the next time I came in. I’m only 43, and I can legally drive without glasses. I think she was just making that up.

    It’s hard being a pampered house kitty. So much napping to do, so little time.

  100. Looks like a mitered square to me.

    Your glasses look great! Last time I had a check up (2 years ago) the doc said I may do better with bifocals the next time I came in. I’m only 43, and I can legally drive without glasses. I think she was just making that up.

    It’s hard being a pampered house kitty. So much napping to do, so little time.