Tuesday, January 14, 2014

CO 5, KFB, YO, K2TOG (OR Do these dogs make me look FAT?)

I know it is knitting lingo.  But this has captivated me every evening  for the past week or so.
Knitting relaxes me and, let's face it, with all those parts to sort through I have reason to be anxious.  There is a LOT of STUFF packed into those little bins and drawers that Steven and I brought back from Jersey.

So I took up knitting. Again. Ingrid taught me how years ago.  I haven't been a big fan but I decided I needed something to do with me hands in the evenings.  The original plan was to knit a pair of socks.  Right.  Double pointed needles in size 2 with fingering yarn.  Knots happening all over the place. 

I switched to this shawl pattern because a neighbor suggested it.
 And true to form I have become obsessed with this pattern.  It is called Brickless and the pattern can be found on Ravelry. http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/brickless

The boys and I hunker down on the couch in the evenings.  It is a bit hard to knit all snuggled in there with two big poodles on either side.  But with Modern Family on the DVD player and my canine comfort, I can forget about the daunting tasks ahead of me. Who can think of anything when counting stitches on knitting needles?

14 comments:

  1. No need to fear falling over if you drift off with the boys holding you up. Are they as heavy as they look?

    Roger

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  2. I love your fur babies! Y'all are adorable on that awesome sofa! Sometimes I wish I could sit down and knit or crochet. Maybe next time I see those GIANT needles and a kids how to knit book at the thrift store I should pick them up. You make it look very relaxing!

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  3. Superior plan: forge forward!

    Love those dogs....they look pretty happy with the current state of affairs.

    Sarah

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  4. Well, you are making me think of all that yarn in my cupboard and UFOs. I used to do a lot of knitting especially scarves. Then knitters told me I needed to move on and foolishly I listened. Once I got off the big needles and had lots of tiny stitches, my production grinder to a halt. I guess I need to go back to knitting funky scarves and necklaces and chuck the small needles and complicated items. Lately to relax, I have been sewing crumbs together like crazy on the treadle and now need to figure out what kind of quilt to make with the blocks. There is something soothing about treadling.

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  5. No wonder I'm taking so long with my sock knitting! No dogs!
    Lillian

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    1. OHHHH You knit socks. I want you to teach me how to turn the heel. I hear it is hard.

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  6. Such a sweet photo of you and your poodles. No doubt looking at the photo that they love you and love it when you knit on the sofa. Lol!

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  7. Haven't gotten to the heels yet. Need the dogs.
    Lillian

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  8. I need the dogs too. It’s cold here! :-) I like the look of that pattern. What kind of yarn did you pick?

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  9. Elann. It was recommended to me. I like it. It is nice to work with and mercerized. http://www.elann.com/commerce.web/product.aspx?catID=&id=129423

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  10. Oh how fun to find another blogger that enjoys big poodles and old Singers. Love the photo of you surrounded by those lovely poo-kids. (We have three bigguns and a wee mini).
    I hopped over via a link at Muddling Through, glad to find you.
    BTW- I love my Viking machine so your mom and I are on the same sheet of music. But every once in a while I do fire up one of my old Singers to work on a quilt project.

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  11. Miss those days! I am currently in singular dog mode, although the cats (3) are trying to make up the difference. We have had a cold winter for us (Annapolis MD) so snuggles from the four leggeds are much appreciated.

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