Wednesday, June 25, 2014


 I am still plugging along on my Anniversary Shawl in between stages of the Tour De Sock. I am almost finished with clue #4. Clue #5 is the last one and is only 20 rows long. But since this grows every row, it takes quite a bit of time to knit one row now.
I love the title of my current read, "When in Doubt Add Butter"!  So far it is a fun, light summer read.

I knit a grocery bag.  For some reason the needles that I was using made it difficult to knit. The yarn did not slide easily. I will have to try it with a larger needle and see if I have better luck.

I completed my second stage Tour De Sock socks! I spent last week up at the lake and didn't have access to wifi until Friday. So even though I did finish 12 hours too late, I would not have been able to post a photograph in time to score points. I didn't bring extra yarn for the next stage, so I decided to sit it out. It is colorwork and I am not that skilled with knitting colorwork on a sock.  So I will concentrate on my shawl and then hop back into the race at stage four.
This is my WIP Wed, KCCO and Yarn along post for the week.

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Still Racing

Start of the Stage Two sock
This is the pattern for the second stage of Tour-de-Sock! I  am liking it so far. I chose this kettle dyed green yarn to knit my socks.

I am reading a new book, it is a memoir about an Ebay seller and his pursuit of the famous handbag to sell in his ebay shop.

Close up

Joy's Sock

Karen's sock

Yesterday was knitting at Karen's. Both she and Joy were working on socks!

And I completed my first stage socks on time! So I was able to score points for my team!

This is my WIP Wed, KCCO and Yarn Along post for the week.

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Wednesday's race

My Tour-de-sock project for stage one is coming along nicely. I am almost done with one sock. It was a bit complicated in the instructions for the last section and I was very tired last night, so I cast on the second sock. This morning I was able to spread out the instructions and figure out how the last section works, so knit a few rows to get the hang of it. I have until the 10th to finish to earn points, I think I can make it!

I am still reading about Pioneer Woman.  I like the way she writes, so I have enjoyed this book.

How I keep track of the cable needle when not in use

Before the TDS race started, I was still knitting away on the anniversary shawl. I got started on clue#4.I really like this pattern! It will be a great project to knit between the race stages.

This is my Wip Wednesday, KCCO and Yarn Along for this week.

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