Flag Day Knitter

Sunday, April 29, 2007


My scrap socks are all done. I finished them yesterday. On the left is the final finished object. Below shows that I tried a different toe.

A "basic" kitchener stitched toe, and a "round" toe. It seems that a round toe is not as deep as the basic, and not as comfortable (according to mom - who is the owner of these beauties) So the round toe was undone and a basic put in its place.

A very fun knit. I used the Komi Vine pattern from this book as inspiration for these. But they are not for the faint of heart. - - - look at those ends you have to weave in!

Wednesday, April 25, 2007


That's how I have been feeling about blogging lately. Oh don't get me wrong, I blog-read, blog-surf, blog-lurk each and every day. But post to my own blog?.....eh. I don't know what it is. I am knitting. A cutie little baby sweater that is thankfully turning out good. I am also plugging along on the scrap socks. I even sewed up 2 new knitting bags for mom and me in summer red-white&blue. Do I have pics for you? no. Why you ask? Eh, don't know. I think about it, I say I will do it later, and then........I don't.

So to keep you from deleting me from your favorite lists (because I am superbad about doing that to other blogs when they don't post) I will leave you with this stunner.

Isn't he gorgeous? All dressed up for Business Week at school. Makes me forgive him for putting his foot on my coffee table :-)

p.s. the boy passed driver training.....onto the DOL testing!

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

a pup

While cat pics seem to be the thing to post today, I don't have a cat. So you get Chloe.

Yeah, it's a tough life here isn't it?

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Good Grief

I thought I better blog before someone started calling me blogless Sheryl.

I started this Saturday while waiting for the boy to finish driver training. (only 1 more Saturday!!) It is the Child's Placket sweater from Last Minute Knitted Gifts. I am using mom's leftover Brown Sheep Cotton Fleece in um Berry I think. The lucky little lady is Molly. It is my Vanpool knitting.

Saturday, April 07, 2007

a quiet Saturday afternoon

After taking the boy to driver training, grocery shopping, and a little mall shopping the afternoon was spent by making jelly. Yum jelly. I love apple jelly and it is very hard to find in the stores. So mom and I mixed up some juices and jelly making stuff and made some jelly. Apple, mixed fruit, and double mixed fruit. The double mixed fruit is when you mix the dredges of Apple with the dredges of mixed fruit.....it is the pretty pink one on top.

This past week I have been working on a pair of scrap socks. Using up all my scrap sock yarns in the stash. Mine are on the bottom using a pattern from the More Sensational Socks book.

The ones on top are mom's using a pattern from the same book. A word to the wise, when making stranded socks you need to either add stitches or go up a size needle from your usual. We didn't......so now the green/beige ones are going to our Jakers (4 years old) and mine will fit mom's size 5 feet. But they a FUN to make!