Rainy Window part 2

Seaming knitted pieces together is first on my list of things I dislike about knitting.  Weaving in the ends is second.

Rainy Window is 99% finished.  The only thing that remains is…weaving in the ends.rainy window socks finished

The fit is great.rainy window socks side view

I opted for a fun, brightly colored yarn for the toe and I love it!rainy window toes in red

These will definitely go in MY sock drawer, just as soon as I weave in those ends.

What is your least favorite thing about knitting, crocheting, sewing?

Patti

A couple of things

I can’t believe it’s already September!  Each season has it’s own special smells and I could smell Fall in the air yesterday.  The days are definitely getting shorter.  Are you ready for the change in seasons?

Last week was eventful in so far as we received some outdoor items we ordered way back in June.  Our new patio table finally came in and we have been eating out on the deck the past couple of days – breakfast, lunch, and dinner.  This past weekend was Labor Day in the US.  Mr. Aitch and I hung out at home and enjoyed the beautiful weather. The sunny skies were welcome as it rained every day last week and finally cleared up on Friday. We really missed our evenings eating al fresco and though summer is winding down, we can still enjoy another couple of weeks on the deck.  You can read about the old table.

The fabric I ordered to recover the old cushions at the beginning of June was canceled by the manufacturer in mid-August.  Or that’s when I found out about it.  Back to square one with that.  I finally decided on a solid red for the front porch cushions, ordered it, and received the bolt of fabric last week.

One thing I didn’t like about the original cushions is that they are 3-4 inches narrower than the seat cushions.  That was something I didn’t realize before I made those covers.  I have to get new inserts anyway so I will make them the same width as the seat cushions. I can take my time over the winter months to make the new cushion covers for next spring/summer.

The Rainy Window socks are coming along nicely.  Sock number 1 is finished (except for weaving in the ends) and sock number 2 is more than halfway done.  The heel is turned and I have about one-third of the foot knitted.

My knitting set up over the weekend.  The audiobook I was listening to was hilarious.  FYI it’s not for delicate ears.

You can find me out on the deck knitting.

Patti

 

Rainy window part 1

I’m almost finished with sock one of the second pattern in Helen Stewart’s Handmade Sock Society season 3 called Rainy Window.  I really needed to get back to knitting and these socks have an easy enough pattern to keep me focused but not too difficult as I can still listen to an audiobook.

The sock wants to roll in on itself so I stuck my hand inside to give a better idea of the textured pattern.

The new-to-me yarn is Regia 4-ply color in Spot Graphite and decided to add a punch of color to the toe with Knit Picks Stroll in Firecracker Heather.

Now if I can just keep on with this knitting mojo, I’ll soon have another pair of delicious socks for my sock drawer!

 

Two pair

Two pairs of socks.  Done.

The first pair is from Helen Stewart’s Handmade Sock Society season 3: Luminary.  It’s the first sock pattern that was issued in February 2020  I got a late start and cast on the stitches on April 21, 2020.  At that point, the third pattern had just been released.

Using Knit Picks Stroll in the Inverness colorway and US #1 (2.25mm) needles, I managed to complete these socks on July 11.  Three months is a long time for me to knit a pair of socks.

But here they are in all their glory.Finished pair Luminary socks

I love the texture and the color.  I just might keep these for myself!texture of Luminary sock leg

The second finished sock pair was a long time on the needles.  I cast on these in March 2019 when I needed something to occupy my time while I was waiting to do something.  I don’t remember what that was, but the distraction was important at the time.

Finished on July 28, 2020.  Seventeen months in the making.

The Twilight Socks is from Melissa Morgan-Oakes book, 2-at-a-time Socks.  My daughter-in-law gave this book to me in 2018 when I expressed a curiosity for knitting two socks at a time.  I didn’t have the required circular needle size (US #1 or 2.5 mm) so I just used my old stand-by: double point needles.  Then I switched to a mini Chia Goo 9-inch circular needle.  And I knit them one-at-a-time.Twighlight socks finished

I didn’t think I’ve mentioned these socks before.  The yarn is Knit Picks Stroll in the Fedora colorway that is no longer available.  It’s a rich chocolaty brown that I cannot truly capture.Knit Picks Stroll Fedora Twilight fedora socks texture

It’s a simple knit-purl texture similar to a waffle weave that will keep one’s feet and legs very warm.

This pair may or may not be gifted.

I could be more productive with everything (knitting, laundry, cleaning, etc.) if I wasn’t addicted to the Matchington Mansion game I play on my iPad.  I even put a time limit on how long I play in one day but I can bypass it so it’s not really helping.  I really need to step away from the game.

What keeps you from being productive?

Patti