BF and I got on the road for a little 20-hour getaway. We were on the road for 3 of the 20 hours and I managed to finish Primogeniture's very first pair of handknit socks.
It's hard to see them - but it's a basic K2, P2 ribbed sock in navy blue Koigu. Primogeniture seemed pretty pleased to have a pair of Mom-knit socks (even though I know he'll never wear them in public... and maybe not even in private). I told him that even if they just sit in his sock drawer, he'll always have a pair of socks made for him by his crazy Mom and it will one day bring a smile to his face.
US Size 2 dpns
2 skeins Koigu KPM in navy blue
Cast on 64 sts and knit a basic sock in K2, P2 ribbing
My son wears a Men's size 10 shoes - and there was just enough yarn to make a pair of sock for him. When he grows some more, I guess I'll need 3 skeins of Koigu to knit him a pair of socks.
The local elementary school had a bake sale to raise funds for the library. They asked parents to sign up to donate a cake with a book theme.
Of course, I picked something that would appeal to young boys' predilection for scatological humor - Everyone Poops. Is this disgusting, or what? If you want to make some Kitty Litter Cake - check out this recipe.
I can't decide which pair I like the best. All 25 pairs of socks are worth knitting. It's so hard to decide. Have you knit any socks from this book yet? If so, which ones? What's your favorite pattern in the book?
Secundogeniture came back from his Cub Scout Pack Meeting where he found out that he was the first place salesperson for the Cub Scout Popcorn Sale this year. He won several great prizes including this cool Lego Remote Control Car, college scholarship and...
a trip for four to Hershey Park! That's one super smile on Secundogeniture. Go Scouts!
I went to my second Prayer Shawl Ministry meeting today at Assumption Parish. There were about twice as many people as last time. Everyone is excited about knitting and crocheting prayer shawls to help others. Talk quickly turned to what other projects we could make - hats, scarves, blankets, preemie caps, etc. It looks like this will be a wonderful group.
There's a bible story about Joseph and the Coat of Many Colors - and that's what inspired me to make this second pattern for a prayer shawl in many shades of blues/greens. It's simply a seed stitch striped rectangle where the colors switch every few rows - 1/2, 3/4, 1 or 2 inch wide stripes. You've already heard about our March Madness snowstorm in the Northeast - so I'll share a picture of both the shawl and the snow with you in a Twofer Shot:
In the bible story, Jacob favored his youngest son Joseph and gave him a coat of many colors, causing great hatred and jealousy among his many brothers. I thought this prayer shawl would be a good symbol of strength when it seems like the world is against you. Maybe it will be bring great strength to the recipient. Here's a close-up
Separately, I think I might like to make another one... but instead of a prayer shawl, maybe I'll just keep knitting and knitting until it's an entire blanket. Yikes. 201 sts in SEED STITCH. Maybe I should rethink that idea.
Wow - what nasty weather! It's been snowing, sleeting, and hailing for about 24 hours straight and it's a mess outside. It's the perfect day to stay inside and read. I know. You thought I was going to say KNIT, didn't you? Nope. This was the kind of weather that really made you want to crawl right back under the covers with a good book. Here's what I finished today - The Keep by Jennifer Egan. It's the latest book for my book club - and to be quite honest, I felt it had too many holes. It was interesting and different, but it didn't do it for me. Did you read this book? What did you think?