Saturday, April 22, 2017

Sky blue pink

When I was a little girl, I remember asking my mom what color the sky was. She replied that it was sky blue pink.

This morning, Dave and I looked out our front window and saw sky blue pink! What a glorious way to start the day!

Last night we had a soup club meeting. Judy and I sat on one side.

Edna and birthday girl Peggy sat on the other. We thought about going to Olive Garden, but our local restaurant, U.S.A., was just a few minutes from Peggy's house, and it wasn't nearly as crowded as one of the bigger restaurants a half hour away.

We had a wonderful time eating, talking, and laughing, as we always do. Of course, I had to pass out Ice Drops! 😊

I'm still enjoying tatting with my skein of Candy Mint hand-dyed thread. I wasn't sure if a red glass gem would look right, but it works for me!

This Ice Drop features a clear crackled glass gem. I love that it picks up the thread tones!

My interest in band weaving has led to some new purchases. I found an Etsy shop that features some beautiful rigid heddles made in Poland.

FolkTalesPi also has some beautiful box looms. This one is about half the size of the one Dad made. I'm eager to try it out!

My dear friend Laura posted the first of her pair of socks of Facebook. My friend Denise knits more socks than anyone I know. Between the two of them, I decided it was time to pick up my knitting needles again. However, since it's been so long since I've knit a pair of socks, I decided that I should start some with worsted weight yarn rather than sock yarn.

I've finished the first part of the sock this afternoon, and I'm ready to turn the heel. My brain is too tired to follow the directions tonight, so maybe I'll turn the heel tomorrow!


  1. When I knit my socks I use a Depression Heel, also known as a Peasant Heel. You can find directions on line. I knit from the foot up as a tube, place a waste yarn where the heel will be and then continue knitting. When the sock is done, go back and knit another "toe" shape to be the heel. Easy.

  2. Neat weaving items!! :)
    Great Ice Drops!! :)
    Bright and fun socks(ok, I know it's only part of one so far)!! :)

  3. Love the way you flit around your many interests.

  4. I love knitting socks, glad you've been inspired to knit socks too! Interesting that you have been able to find box looms and the pretty heddles. Mind you, I guess that shopping on line gives you the whole world as a market place!

  5. You do have the most interesting hobbies and I love how you find unique hand crafted items all over this small world.

  6. lovely pictures, I hope you show pictures of how to use this loom in your next post or the one after that!

  7. I think I will try a pair of socks. I usually mess up any knitting I do. I really liked the ones Laura Blanton knitted.


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