Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Windy day

Today was another sub day. I have to enjoy my sub time while I can, because school will be out June 1. Where has this year gone?


When I got home from school, I checked on the chickens. It was so windy, the chicks decided to stay in their house. However, when Dave got home from work, they braved the wind and had fun pecking around their little yard.


I had a little time to tat while subbing, so I was able to make two Ice Drops. The art teacher really liked them, so I added ribbons when I got home, and I will give them to her when I sub at the high school again on Friday. She was interested in my tatting shuttles, and she said she would try to create a flat shuttle for me. I would be thrilled to have one made just for me by Amanda!


This is Dave's busy time of year, so I had a few hours of time to myself after school. I finally started my socks after taking a class on German short row heels with Denise on Saturday. These are worsted weight socks that I will wear around the house. I'm using k3 p1 ribbing, which I haven't tried before. I do like the look! I'm using I Love This Yarn from Hobby Lobby and size 6 needles. The color is Agean Stripe. It's been quite a few years since I've knit socks, and I figured it was better to start with worsted weight before tackling fingering weight. So far, so good!

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  1. It is nice that the art teacher is interested in tatting (I do hope she makes a shuttle for you), maybe she will also try it herself.

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    1. I think she might! She said she'd like to take a class with me. We'll see!

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  2. Fun to have chickens! I do like the look of your socks, nice colour combinations in the yarn.

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    1. I do love the colors of the yarn. I'd be much happier if the yarn was wool instead of acrylic, but the acrylic will be fine for my first pair in more than ten years!

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  3. Great Ice Drops and beginning to your socks!! :)

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    1. Denise is the sock queen, and honestly, the class she encouraged me to attend with her on Saturday did a lot to inspire me to try sock knitting again.

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  4. I don't think I've ever asked if you knit continental style, which makes k1 p1 ribbing easier. Good idea to start with the worsted weight yarn.

    It's fun to hear the chicken stories.

    It will be interesting to see the flat shuttles!

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    1. Yes, I do knit continental style. That's how my mom taught me!

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  5. Pretty colors in those socks and Ice Drops!

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    1. Hmmm... some inspiration for hand-dyed thread? ;-)

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  6. Look at those chickens! I love the sock colors and I love knitting socks but have not as living here in Arizona I really do not wear them...but I may just for the fun of it.

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    1. I'm glad I live in an area where I need socks for part of the year, otherwise I might never knit!

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