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Friday, August 31, 2012

On the Needles Today…


Actually, this is fresh OFF the needles.  My July socks are done…


…and the August socks have been cast on.  Well, actually, ONE of them has been cast on.  I have once again abandoned the “2-at-a-time” method.  It just adds a layer of stress to my knitting, and this is supposed to be relaxing and fun.  Since I don’t have the dreaded “2nd sock syndrome” it is not a biggie.  I’ll keep knitting socks one at a time and enjoying it.

Also on the needles is a practice run on the Reader’s Wrap. 

I am patiently trying to be patient in waiting for my KnitPicks order to arrive.  For the last 2 days I have run to the mail box as soon as I hear the mail carrier go by… still no package.  BUMMER!  The lovely wool tweed yarn that is ordered will make such a wonderful wrap, but it is slow in appearing. 


I was so antsy to get going on this project I decided to do a trial run.  The above yarn is some acrylic Red Heart yarn I just had lying around.  I’ve made a dry run on the cast on and knitting so there will be no stress once the yarn arrives. 

Some have asked via email how we managed the storm (hurricane Isaac) and the truth is it went too far west of us to give us more than a spattering of rain.  We were surely hoping for at least a couple of inches, but only received about 5/8”.  I sure wish folks on the eastern side of LA and MS could send us some of the water that has flooded their areas.

Now, to finish off this post I MUST share the really unusual bug I found on the screen porch.103_0631

You simply MUST click on the picture to see the ridges on his back.  AMAZING!  From a distance I thought it was the average spider.  As I moved closer I thought it was a huge stink bug.  Closer still, and I was amazed at him.  God’s creation is SO wonderful!

And I also suddenly remembered that I have forgotten to finish my “Redneck” post, so that will be in the queue for sometime soon.

Have a wonderful weekend!



  1. Nice to have those socks finished and on to the next pair. I think I have that same color of pink in my stash. Still resisting the shawl. ;o)
    The stink bug is amazing. Looks like a crown!

  2. I've never seen a bug like that - very interesting.

    Both your finished and in progress socks are wonderful. I really should knit another pair.

    My Reader's Wrap has been stalled by Oddball baby blankets; hopefully, this weekend I can get back to it. I hope your tweed yarn arrives soon.

  3. your socks look great!! can't wait to see your tweed project. I just melt over tweeds.

  4. Your socks look great - like the striping. The Readers Wrap looks interesting.

  5. The socks are my favorite colors-blue and yellow! The pink ones look fun too. I am trying my first toe up socks so far so good. The readers wrap looks like something I could use. I'm looking forward to seeing your yarn choice.

  6. Wow! The bug looks like a cross between a praying mantis/spider/dinosaur! Glad you said to click on photo. Yes, God's creation is amazing, and one wonders if He isn't chuckling over such a bug as that and delights when His handiwork is appreciated.
    Love your socks. Recently i heard a well known video podcaster express the same sentiments @ two at a time socks. I don't knit them on the same needle, but i knit the different components of the pair of socks one after the other... If cuff down: cuff, cuff; heel turn sock 1, then heel turn sock two... I like it because my brain gets in a groove & so it is easier. Looking forward to your next post!

  7. The readers wrap pattern looks lovely...look forward to seeing it all done!

  8. I am a one at a time sock knitter too. No double duty for me. SOmetimes I side by side knit socks, but never on circulars!


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