This past weekend, I went with my friends Mary and Tina to Sea Isle, NJ. Tina has a vacation home there. We have been friends since the age of 10 and it is easy to pick right up whenever we get together. We had a great time – gabbing, knitting and spinning. I brought my wheel with me – Mary is a knitter who now wants a spinning wheel and she in turn taught Tina to knit — so the weekend netted two converts for the flock! While there, these babies came off the needles:
and were immediately pressed into service for a walk on the boardwalk! If you remember, I had run out of yarn and ended up finishing with Koigu. I think I picked a good color match. The Koigu is a bit thinner than the StR, but all in all a good yarn to use for this emergency.
Mary also finished up a sock or two this weekend and a big, big shout out to FA in PA who has been working hard on her second pair of socks!! I treated each of them to a skank of Trekking as way of welcome to the addiction of sock knitting. Let’s hear it for the ladies!
further proof of diligent knitting …..
on the left a feather and fan shawl/scarf thingamagig. I bought this yarn two years ago at Rhinebeck and it is about time I used it. The right is a progress picture of my Brook’s Farm Four Play starring in the Chinese Sweater pattern……
and now I must trot along —- the phone won’t stop ringing!
Look at you go! And, our plans to take over the world with knitting and spinning continue. Good work!
Good knitting in the sun…it’s that the best vacation?
Hey, I finished my Jaywalkers, too!! Yay for old friends and knitting and spinning and socks in the sun. Double-yay for FA in PA!
I grew up going to Avalon for summer vacation, and we’ve taken the kids to Sea Isle many times – love that Jersey shore! Great projects!
Excellent use of Koigu! At first I thought it was all the same yarn. Then I looked again. You tricked me? Just like with the cat picture. ;-)
GO FA IN PA!!!! YAY!
Cool knits doll. See you on Thursday when I boss you around!!
Mmmmm…I need a weekend away…somewhere nice…and warm…
I love the feather & fan thingy, whatever it is. Pretty yarn!
The socks are really beautiful. That pattern is fab but not quite simple enough for me for my first socks…I have been looking for a nice (BASIC) sock pattern to do my first pair of socks. I am hoping to make my first pair of socks my Olympic Knitting. Any suggestions?
I’m so sorry to hear about your pets. We went through a phase several years ago when we lost several in a short time and it was miserable. You are in our thoughts.
That colorway is just fabulous! All deep green and stuff :). Would you like these to appear in the gallery?