Monday, September 2, 2013

*Knit 2 Pearl 2* repeat * - *

sock class 1I know, it isn’t possible that I have started another sock, but I have.  But I have a really good reason.  I started the heel and then ran into the “gusset” and again didn’t know how to do what the pattern told me.  So I humbled myself and signed up for a “sock class” that started on Saturday.  Of course she told me I was holding the needles wrong so I struggled to knit what I already knew how to do while changing what was in my hands.  I think I may be too old to learn new stuff.  Anyway, when I got home I pulled my purse out of the knitting bag and pulled all the stitches out.  So I spent all of Sunday redoing what I had done on Saturday (the ribbing) and then started on the leg.  That’s all I have to do before the next class comes on Saturday.

tube sock #2I also spent some time on my second tube sock and am about half way through.  The excitement part is that for sure I will have at least one pair of hand knit socks by the time it starts to get cool in our part of the world.

Weave backing fabricWith no sewing since the beginning of the week, I decided the least I could do was to pick out fabric to back the Weave quilt.  This piece is now quite enough so I will probably put a brown stripe down the middle to make up the difference.

couch bench
But this is really the accomplishment of the week.  We have this VERY HEAVY hide-a-bed that resides in my studio.  I have thought about moving it out but I know that we can’t move it anymore and there is no place to put it anyway.  So DH suggested we get a board and put it on the arm rests so I could have a very large shelf.  So we went to Lowes and asked to have a sheet of MDF cut 30” x 7’.  We did that last weekend and then, without a thought in our heads, we had the guy cut the 30” piece in half.  So this weekend we returned to Lowes to get a sheet cut again.  We drove 60 miles to Lowes only to find that they were out of MDF.  So we drove 30 more miles to another Lowes only to find that their cutting machine was broken.  So off to Home Depot where everything came together and we came home with just the right sized piece.  I think I am going to use this storage area for yarn and other knitting stuff so I can keep it all in one place. 

And now I need to get back to sewing.  I miss it but for some reason when I go to the studio I find myself sitting down to knit.  This has got to stop as my machines are starting to look jealous.  So I am going to schedule my knitting time so I get my “homework” done but still get some sewing done, too.

Have a great week everyone, see ya,  Gari


Happy Cottage Quilter said...

I am just learning to knit, and it sure is addicting!! No socks for me, only scarves and a shawl for now :-)

Bonnie said...

Ah, I love surfaces . . . I always fill them with STUFF! You must be taking a live knitting class. I have to go back to your previous posts to see what's up. I feel the same way about learning new tricks and yet I keep buying new technology and computer programs and. . . You get the point. I'm hoping it keeps my brain active.

Paula, the quilter said...

Wish I lived closer so I could show you how to do it. Are you haveing trouble picking up the stitches for the gusset?

Kate said...

Good luck with your knitting homework.