Originally Posted by GrumpyGramma
That Ivy League is very nice. When I worked the linen stitch my stitches were very tight and the fabric is pretty solid; it hurt my hands. Be aware that it is very easy for things to get tight and pay attention to keeping it loose. I have 2 cones of Pageantry that I got for making things for my bathroom, what things I don't know yet. I'm stash busting, I have tons of inexpensive (not cheap! just very, very inexpensive) acrylic that's been around for about half a century maybe that I'm using up. This morning my DD came over after dropping the kids at school (GS doesn't have a great track record for the first day [he has Asperger's] and this way she was closer to the school and wasn't waiting alone for the call from school that didn't come) and we got to talking about slippers and now I've cast on with 3 strands of green yarns, all close by not quite the same color, to try a slipper sole for another Non Felted Slippers pair. I think I'm in start-it mode, not finish-it mode. I've made a half dozen or so pairs of socks I think. I do them the toe-up Lifestyle No Pattern Needed method, how do you do them? The socks are Felici sport, Depths colorway.
I think the blanket should be 36"-40" wide and I'm guesstimating about 60" long. Dunno. Will try to post a photo later. It's a variegated yarn and I don't like most patterns with mixed colors as they tend to struggle for dominance, do I see the pattern or the colors? This seemed to sort of achieve a balance.
Other than smelling fresh paint, camping out downstairs sounds cool to me. I sure do hope you can get the house sold at a good price, soon, since that's what you need to do.
I read some project notes on the Cerus Scarf
and someone had noted that this stich hurt their wrists; they were only able to knit one or two rows at a sitting. Egad, the pain we endure as knitters. I like the colors in the Pageantry yarn; you could do a lot with that.
I found what I think may be your sock pattern, Lifestyle Toe-Up Socks
and the yarn but not the color. Merino wool, nice; DH belongs to an Adventure Rider group,
they would be so jealous if I were to knit a pair for him.
I do like the Ivy League. I had knit one leg warmer and a friend had tried it on; he does yoga and I told him I would knit the mate to it; at the time I mentally noted that it was too tight for him and when he asked me about it recently I told him the problem and essentially Iíve been released from that commitment.
Good news for your DD. I had a guy working for me that has Aspergerís, my neighbors had recommended him and werenít aware of that. I was able to figure it out, wish I had known ahead of time, I would have instructed him differently.
This will be my first pair of socks
My friend picked out the Sideways Sock Pattern
and the yarn is Pumpkin Spice Yarn
and wouldnít you know, itís been discounted since I ordered it.
So, weíre sleeping on the futon couch, we didnít convert it back to a couch this morning, just made it up; I donít see the point, weíll be back upstairs within a few days. So when I look at it, it relaxes me
I think of sleeping. Plus the quilt is pretty, I like looking at it.
Thank you for your well wishes for the selling of our home, we are working hard and hopefully making good decisions.