I recently joined a local knitting group that was formed through a Ravelry forum. The knitters I have met so far are very nice. The problem is that they have been inspiring me to purchase more yarn and patterns. Not only that, but the group is a great place for sharing tips and information. (Plus to prod me to check my blog. Thanks Shaela!)
Who knew that you could do "Judy Becker's magic cast on" when my usual toe-up socks? (Thanks Sue).
Of course then I just HAD to purchase more sock yarn to make a pair of socks for my hubby.
Next I had to order yarn for EZ's "100th Anniversary Camp Half-Circle" shawl after seeing another member of the knitting group's version of this. Of course with a brand new grand-niece plus a granddaughter who is due to make her appearance any day, there has been and still is baby knitting going on. The items for the grand-niece need to be finished a.s.a.p. since her grandma is heading out to visit her and her parents next week. The jacket and matching pants I'm making for my granddaughter just need to be sewn up. The dress I'm knitting for her is a 12 month size.
On top of all that I discovered that I still can spin which led to the purchase of fleece. In a way I'm pleased that fall is here since summer isn't really conducive to fibre related hobbies plus my knitting tends to get dirty when we backpack/hike during the summer months.
Our grandson is constantly growing. He is still able to clear out our Tupperware cupboard in record time but is now able to reach the door knob for the hall closet. It is just a matter of time before he's opening the rest of the doors. He does know how to slam the kitchen door and he gets quite irate when we open the door to let ourselves back in.
Grandson A also quite enjoys Grandma's knitting projects. One yoga sock was slipped on A's feet as if it were a pair of deformed pants. Just imagine a sock without toes and heels. The space for the heel was like the crotch of the pants and the cast-on and bound-off ends were the bottom hems. Yeah, you'd have to see it to know what I'm saying. His mom told me that she finished a crocheted hat for his sister-to-be and A ran off with it. Cheeky monkey!
I'm actually looking forward to having the little guy spend time with us overnight or for a weekend. My kids used to spend time with my sister-in-law and her husband. They'd watch videos, shop, and probably eat junk food. Whatever they did, they loved it! I'm not too sure if I'd fill the little guy up with junk food but watching movies and staying up later than at home sounds like fun.
Well, the whole object of this updated blog was to show that I'm still around and I promise pictures soon, possibly of the new grandchild.