Saturday, August 18, 2012

and I knit on...

 I know it has been over a week.. I have working and struggling with my car and of course working on projects. It is still rainy season here in Florida so we are seeing this just about every day usually in the form off a heavy down pour. This was so bad we had to pull over to the side off the road for a few minutes.
 I did manage to finish another ruffle scarf while waiting for rides to and from work for a few days.  The yarn I used for this one is Red Heart Sashay. As I was knitting I didn't open the mesh all the way and the scarf looked small. So I spent a minute or two and pulled all the mesh open and it grew quite a bit. I just started another one with the same yarn and I'm pulling the mesh open after I knit each row. I'm using these as my mindless knitting projects just to keep my hands busy when I can't work on my other projects and will give these away as Christmas presents.
Getting back to my car.... I was driving home from work and talking to my dad telling him how the car was running pretty good now and then..... there was this banging under the hood like something had broken of or gotten loose. I was almost home and made it there ok. The battery light turned on also. It was the alternator belt that had broken off . This was Friday and I couldn't get someone to come and fix it until Monday. Well I was scheduled for work Monday and the mechanic was supposed to be there around 9am. He didn't show up until 11am the time I was supposed to be at work and was nice enough to give me a ride. I gave him $5 for gas... and got a warning for being late. >.< and it seems that's how things have been going lately. As life is making me have more anxiety I have been doing a lot of anxiety knitting..
 These are now finished except for sewing them up and embroidering the eyes on and now I am going to cast on my next pair of socks.

 I purchased this sock flat a few years ago and I finally found a pattern I think will work with it. I decided to wind them into balls and knit from the balls rather then carrying around the knit blanks and pulling the yarn out from there. I'm also hoping that some of the crimp with smooth out. These socks will be knit from the top up two are a time on my favorite needles. They are the 47" fixed circular needles from I love the cable which is soft and the smooth sharp metal needles. My size 2 broke while I was making my penguin socks . The cable pulled out and I called them and with out a question they sent me out a new one.. (^_^)


Bonnie said...

I love, love, love the socks!

adrienne *+*(^_^) +*+ said...

Thanks Bonnie they are almost finished. Just the seam is left. (^_^)