Sock Progress

During the post reno cleanup last week, it was a little difficult to find time to work on my first sock, but I did manage to get some work done on it.

I was able to finish the heel flap:

Heel Flapand complete the heel turn:

Heel TurnI have to say, the heel turn was not as difficult as I thought it would have been (unless of course I’m not doing something right … LOLOL!).  Since this is my first sock, I just followed the instructions as written.  I did have one extra stitch when I was done, but I figure I’d just fudge it and decrease it when I’m doing the gusset decreases.

This week coming up should give me some time in the evening to work on this one so my goal is to finish this by the upcoming weekend.

What are you working out now that the summer heat is hot, sweltering and sizzling?  😀

I Make Sweaters & Sometimes I Make Bread Too

The title says it all!!!

I finished my baby sweater!!!  😀  I made some minor mistakes but they don’t take away from the the F.O.  I love it and am already swatching for a grown-up sweater.  It was great to see what I read about seamless top-down sweater knitting come together so well.  I feel like such a knitter now but I’m not going to talk anymore … lemme break out the pichas!!!  😀

IMG_2593 IMG_2594 IMG_2598There you have it.  I’d planned to block it to smooth out the stitches but I was too excited and decided to post now!  😀

Project Details

  • Project Title: 5 hour Baby Boy Sweater
  • Designer: Gail Bable
  • Yarn: Hobby Lobby, I Love That Yarn.  Worsted weight in Sunburst Gold
  • Modifications: None
  • Things I’d do differently: Knit sleeves in a round since I hate the slip stitch seaming.  It’s too bulky.   When I do this again, I’ll have to do the stitches under the arm a lot tighter so I wouldn’t have any visible holes.
  • Ravelled here.

I was so ecstatic, I made a braided bread.  I used Pillsbury Cresent Rolls dough, tossed some veggies, chopped peppers, chopped onions/chives, buffalo sauce, minced sausage and shredded mozzarella/cheddar cheese mix together and boom, I got this:

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IMG_2584Hope you all had a productive, happy Saturday!!!  😀  I feel like this now:

I don’t think anyone would blame me.   😀