Notes – November 12, 2014

How are you being crafty this week?  I’m working on these:

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These socks.  THESE SOCKS have been in my needles for wa.a.a.a.a.y too long.  You see, I started them back around Valentine’s Day to learn how to knit toe up socks.  I worked on the first sock during chemo, then finished it and made it just past the heel on the second sock the week I was in the hospital with pneumonia. They sort of lounged around during the rest of the summer, because I wanted to work on other things.  I pulled them out a few weeks ago to wrap up, but realized that every time I touched the darn things, my head instantly went back to those awful weeks when I was so very, very sick. And I no longer liked the intricate cables that originally pulled me to the pattern. SO…I frogged the first sock back to the same level as the half finished second sock and strung them both on a single, very long cable needle so I could teach myself “Two Socks at a Time with Magic Loop”.  I fiddled around with making up a fancy leg, hated it, frogged again and am now declaring them to be plain vanilla toe up socks.  I have to get them done ASAP, because I need the cable needle to make Mr. Pea’s Christmas present!

Yarn – Colinette Jitterbug in Fuchsia

Reading?   More like Proofreading.  That storm water management plan laying under my socks. It’s due soon, and I need to wrap it up just a quickly as the socks!  I’m also still engrossed in the Outlander series; I finished both Dragonfly in Amber and Voyager, and am now a few chapters into An Echo in the Bone.  

Linking up with Ginny…hop over and see what everyone is making.

Knit Something. Keep the Faith.

angela pea

Crafty – September 3, 2014

Hydref (2) Hydref (4)I have wanted to make a fall themed scarf for a long, long time.  I’ve been browsing through patterns for leaf edged beauties, and then this caught my eye…a test knit for a favorite designer, Abigail Phelps of Blackberry Knits.  I raised my hand, yelled “Me! Me! Pick Me!” and Voila!!  I’m working on a gorgeous scarf that looks like giant leaves strung together!

I’m using Madeline Tosh merino light, “Magnolia Leaf”.  Even more decadent is that the scarf is kissed with scattered glass beads in an antique gold color, and each leaf is tipped with cut glass drop beads.

Reading this week – Philippians and The 4:8 Principal: The Secret to a Joy-Filled Life with friends over at The Littlest Way. I’ve also been nudging along with the Outlander series; I’m halfway through Dragonfly in Amber.  

Linking up with Ginny…hop over and see what everyone is making.

Knit Something. Keep the Faith.

angela pea

Yarn Along

Sweet FeetA quick break from my Color Affection to whip up a sweet pair of baby shoes for Sue’s new granddaughter!

…Yes, I knit at my desk during my lunch break…that’s my keyboard in the background.

As for reading?  Nothing exciting – a traffic impact study for a project I’m working on, the local urban forestry ordinance and a set of specs for a bridge. Really.

Linking up with Ginny…hop over and see what everyone is making.

Knit Something. Keep the Faith.

angela pea