Monday, March 20, 2006

FO's... more of them!

The smaller of the kid's socks are done! I'm very grateful for those of you with children who've taken the time to give me some input. It helped! I also got some input from a young mom who just happened to come into the store with her three year old daughter (almost three). We tried the socks on her and they fit fine; that is, all except the cast on. It was a little snug around her leg, so I'm thinking the pattern will definitely recommend casting on with larger needles and a very elastic cast on. Other than that, it's looking like the small size will fit a 2-3 year old child.

I've been working on the larger size (this time making sure I use an elastic cast on). One sock is completed and the second is well under way. I'll post pictures of it when the second one is finished. The pattern is now ready for me to type up. That's one of my projects for today.

Speaking of today, it is now approximately 10:15 a.m. and I've already gotten a lot accomplished. We had my sister and brother-in-law here for dinner last night (they live four hours away and were in town for a romantic weekend getaway), and by the time we left, neither of us had the energy or desire to do the dishes. There are a lot of dishes involved in a traditional roast beef dinner!! I got all that done this morning. I've tidied up and have the third load of laundry on the go. I've even baked a batch of yorkshire pudding (HAD to try the recipe and it's WOW!) for tonight's dinner. I know, they should be served hot, but yorkshire pudding's almost as good cold. And with the leftover gravy from last night... well... just... yum! When I looked at the clock and realized it was just past 10:00 a.m., I was amazed! I've gotten almost everything done that I wanted to get done today. And I still have the rest of the day to myself.

Anyway, back to knitting. When my sister told my daughters that they were going to be here this weekend, the girls put in their orders. Lip balm! I make it for them and any time we drive to the coast or they come here, or they know someone who will be here, that's what they request. They like it better than anything they can buy. Then, when I spoke to my younger daughter, she also requested a healing balm I make, as well as another top knot hat for Oceanna. When my sister and her husband left last night, they took all of that, and Trinity's birthday present (the Jester Tentacles Bag) with them for the girls. Can't wait to hear how Trinity likes her bag. I even tucked a loonie (a Canadian $1.00 coin) into one of the tentacles.

The hat...

I didn't expect the hat to come out in stripes like it did. I expected it to be a simple variegated hat, but I like it! I hope Alaina does, too. She specifically requested one just like the one I made when Oceanna was born, but that yarn has been discontinued. This was the closest I could find to that yarn. Would you have thought it would come out in stripes like it did?

Now, what am I going to do with the rest of my day? It's a beautiful, sunny day here in the Okanagan. The birds are singing; the lake is like glass; the sunshine is warm. I have sheets and pillow cases drying in the sunshine, laundry in the machine that will also be drying outdoors. I've done last night's mega load of dishes. The pattern needs typing up, so I'll do that. And then? Well, I guess I'll have some knitting time! (May even knit outside for a while)


  1. Kate/Massachusetts3:23 PM, March 20, 2006

    Hi Ev! It's is probably just my screwy monitor but the hat and socks look like the colors match! They are lovely! I like how the hat's stripes seem to spiral in steps! Ummm...what is Yorkshire pudding? I am not familiar with it though it sounds like it must be great! Kate/Massachusetts

  2. The hat and socks look great, Ev. Isn't it funny how yarn can just come out in the least expected ways sometimes?

    Yorkshire pudding, ymmmmmm. Want to send some? Failing that, please explain how one makes lip balm?