Sunday, March 12, 2006

Colin's Socks

So far the only thing I've knit for my baby grandson, Colin... due in May. Look! They match! I don't normally display my fo's on a garbage bag but I had it on the table to lay wet towels on to block the front of Kepler. Yesterday, when I pinned the front and the back of Kepler together, and tried it on, much to my surprise I found that it fits me like a glove. I can't believe it. Now, if I can just get the sewing right, it will be a very successful FO. The last piece (sleeve) is currently blocking. In finishing it, you sew all the pieces together and then add an I-cord neck edge. I'm almost there. Could it possibly be that I WILL be able to wear it to the baby shower on Saturday? Stay tuned!

Thanks for all the nice comments on the yarn that I spun. Actually, I tried to knit a ear warmer thingy with it and it didn't work out at all. Shelly spun the first so many yards of it showing me how to do it, then, when I started spinning it, I was making it much thicker than her's so, as I was knitting with it, the width of the band kept growing and I had to rip it out. (that was a run-on sentence if there ever was one) Anyhow, the yarn is pretty, but I don't know what I'll be able to do with it.

I finished the baby hat for charity knitting this morning. I guess I will continue to take photos with my film camera and have them put on CD's so I can post them here until I figure out what to do with my digital camera. I still haven't checked with Circuit City to see if I have any recourse for a refund for that thing. I need to go back in my archives on here to see when I purchased it. I know it hasn't been a year. It's very frustrating. I'm not a happy camper about that camera.

Today is my mother's 79th birthday. As we were all sitting at dinner last night, I was thinking what a miracle it is that she is still here. You just can't believe what she's been through... so many health issues that she should not have survived. She's a fiesty one. Tomorrow she is having two additional surgical procedures that I'm a little nervous about. I'm sure she'll be fine but given her history, it's always a worry.


Yvonne said...

Good luck with your mom's procedures. I love the socks! Congrats on Kepler fitting! Is it time for the baby shower already?? Wow did that go fast!!

Heather said...

My best thoughts for your mom's surgery tomorrow!

Cute socks!!!

Rose said...

I love the baby socks. Where might I find the pattern and yarn you used? I have never made socks. In your opinion would it be better to start with baby socks or adult socks? I also love the peach colored sweater you made!