Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Pictures I hope!

Well we will see if Blogger is playing nice today. Nope. Of course not. That would be too much to ask. So I will continue to write this posts in shifts, and pray it actually lets me load all my pics. So far I have tried about 30 times (ok, now updated to at least 50, and 3 pics is all you get today. I have had enough!). I think my eye is twitching now grrr....

Anyhoo.....
The hat I told you about yesterday: (Haha this pic is so gumpy. I will try to get a better one later!)


Very simple. Two little gray stripes. He loves it. That's all that matters!

I am also working on a prayer shawl for a friend of mine. She requested one at Bible study one day, so I am going to surprise her with it.



I am using Homespun yarn (not my favorite by a long shot) because that is what she liked. I am using the standard prayer shawl pattern, nothing fancy. I hope she likes the color I chose for her.

I am also working on some socks out of Cherry Tree Hill sportweight yarn. I am still on the first sock....sigh.



Yeah, normally I would have had these done by now. Why, you ask, am I making like no progress? Because I simply hate hate hate this yarn. I normally love CTH yarn, but this sportweight is a whole different animal. It feels like you are knitting with the cruelest cotton imaginable. My hands kill after just a few minutes with it. It says it is still superwash merino, but you would never know it when knitting with it. I don't know if I can even bear to finish these. Maybe I should save it for a future baby hat and booties or something, just so I don't have to deal with it anymore right now. I do have that knee socks yarn waiting lol. (But I am so chicken to try toe-ups. Can ya all send me some bravery?!!!)

5 comments:

JennyRaye said...

Oh you gotta try toe-ups! Way more efficient use of yarn--especially if it's divided into two equal balls. Afterthought heel looks great with self-striping yarn and is a great fit with this type of sock. I do an occasional cuff down, but am sold on toe-ups.

Karen said...

I haven't tried toe up socks yet either. One of these days...

That's too bad about the CTH yarn. Do you think it's just because of the weight?

Catherine Kerth said...

Love the hat and socks! blogger has been giving me greif too :( grrrrr!

trek said...

The prayer shawl is coming along very nicely (thoughI also hate Homespun yarn).

Sorry about the CTH - I've not knit it yet but only heard good things so far.

I've done a couple of toe-ups and it isn't that hard - but I prefer the traditional heelp flap and turn...Go for it. Give it a try

Diane said...

Well at least it's nice to see blogger wasn't just being mean to me. Your cherry hill socks look great. I wonder why yarn that's 100% merino is so hard? Usually it's so soft that you keep saying ok just another round and I'll cook ya'll dinner. LOL.