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Monday, October 20, 2008

An Autumn Weekend

It was such a beautiful weekend, crisp and cool, but sunny. The leaves are a bit past their best colors, but still pretty. Missy (my dog) and I enjoyed walks on both Saturday and Sunday. The last of the outside seasonal chores were done too. I took the birdhouse down for cleaning, turned off the water to the outside faucets and stored the hoses for the winter. The leaf sweeping is done by the condo association's landscapers.

Saturday night I went out to dinner with a group of friends and then on to a concert by a baroque orchestra called Apollo's Fire. The music was beautiful--coronation anthems by Handel and one of the Brandenburg Concertos (I forget which one) by Bach. Altogether a lovely evening.

I slept in Sunday and went to the noon Mass at church. The Anointing of the Sick was this Sunday and it made me think about how fortunate I am to have good health. Two rows in front of me was a little boy who was anointed. He was about the same age as my darling granddaughter Katy, and it made me tear up to see him. He did look healthy, so I hope that his health condition is in remission, or sucessfully treated. I have several friends dealing with health problems right now. None of them life threatening, but definitely worrying, affecting quality of life, and with associated disabilities. So I said prayers for all of them.

I have finished a knitting project! It is the Forest Forbes Scarf by Kathy Zimmerman. I really wanted it to be longer, but I ran out of yarn (Knit Picks Merino Style in Cornflower) and I procrastinated about ordering more. There is no way I could match the dye lot now, so I just knit until I ran out and cast off. I think it looks pretty good. It will be a birthday present for a friend's birthday next month.

In other knitting progress, I finished the first of the Old Navy Socks and started the second. I thought I had taken a picture, but there isn't one on the camera, so i guess I just thought about taking one! I've also pulled out the longest unfinished project in the project basket, Jade Starmore's design, Beadwork, from a Collector's Item. I've now finished the back and both fronts, so I cast on for the first sleeve. I've been working on this project for three winters now.
Maybe this is the year I'll finish it, but don't hold your breath! I want to start some colorwork mittens and I'm pondering this pattern or maybe this one or possibly this one. Just gotta make up my mind. LOL.

Well that's it for today.

Friday, October 10, 2008

Traveler's Socks

I finally got around to getting pictures of the finished Traveler's socks, though because I took them last night in artifical light, they are not great. Why is it that camera batteries die so quickly? Or is it maybe just my camera? It seems to me that they die even if you don't actually use the camera. I put new batteries in a couple weeks ago, took a few pictures of my grandchildren, and when I tried to turn the camera on last night, they were kaput. I had to replace them to take these pictures. When I first bought the camera I had rechargable batteries, but after awhile they didn't hold a charge, so I threw them away. I guess I'll get some more rechargable ones as I still have the charger. Why am I rambling on about batteries anyway? Here are the finished socks:

Surprisingly, they are a little too big. I was going to give them to my sister, but she has little feet. I have size 8 feet. I think this pattern was a Women's Medium in size. Oh well. They are still bright and pretty, and I had fun knitting them. They may tighten up a little after a trip in the washer!

Here's the current sock on the needles:

The pattern is called "Old Navy" and the Designer is 1870 Pearl. I'm not sure what the yarn is, as it is from the stash and the label has been lost. I think it is an Opal yarn.

And here is a close up of the detail.

I actually have another project finished too, and I hope to get it blocked this weekend.

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