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Friday, July 25, 2014

On the Needles, July 25, 2014

Still not a lot of knitting going on......too busy with work and the garden, but I did manage to finish a simple pair of mittens.
Pink Mittens
I also started a pair of socks yesterday, just a simple K2P1 rib, with a purl row every 10th row on the leg. The yarn is Fleece Artist Blue Faced Leicester Socks. Hopefully if I start now, they will be finished by Christmas!
Socks
Head on over to Patchwork Times to see what everyone else has on their needles.

On the home front, today was a busy day with the beans. Why we plant so many I'll never know, but they do taste good all winter. There is a load in the canner right now, and another load to go in when that load is done.
Beans

Saturday, July 5, 2014

On My Needles, July 5, 2014

It's been a long time since I posted an "on my needles" update, but I have been doing a little knitting. I started a pair of gloves way back in January, finished one glove and then set it aside until recently. I am happy to say that both gloves are finally finished.
Gloves, Patons Classic Wool DK Superwash 

I am also working on a pair of heavy wool socks. These ones are for me. I finished the first sock today. The yarn is Briggs & Little Regal in the color Fundy Fog.
Wool Socks
The last thing I am working on is a simple baby sweater, just because I need to use up some old yarn. The yarn is Red Heart TLC Baby in the color Snooky. For more knitting inspiration, head on over to Patchwork Times
Baby Sweater
Today we are getting the remnants of hurricane Arthur. We haven't lost our power (yet), but there are scattered outages all over the island. We have had wind gusts of over 100 km. We didn't get hardly any rain, but it is supposed to rain lightly all night. Here is a little video I took this afternoon of the wind.