Tuesday, October 10, 2006


This past week has kicked my butt. Between the Holiday Bazaar/Safety Group/Newsletter duties for N's school and room mother duties for R's school ... and having a nasty, nasty head cold ... I'm totally wiped out.

I have had some time for knitting, but mostly small things that don't take any concentration. Here's what's been cooking while the germies have had their way with me ...

A Petal Hat for my neighbor's new baby girl (made with stash Lamb's Pride Worsted Weight).

My new favorite socks in the whole wide world! Here they are helping to ease the pain of another Redskin's defeat at the hands of the Giants. Err.
Yarn: Claudia's Handpainted, Purple Midnight
Pattern: 56 stitch, stockinette, with a garter stitch heel (thanks for the tip, Jody! It is wonderfully cushy!)
Needles: US 2s

A Crown fit for a Queen!
Here is my dearest R, the most benevolent monarch, modeling the cute crown. I hope to crank these out for the Holiday Bazaar. The Blogless Amy will be sewing on doo-dads that sparkle and shine. The Nicholette Hoyer pattern for Interweave Knits is here and I used stash Lamb's Pride Worsted Weight.

I also have very sad news about the BackBou's sweater that I knit for him last year. But I can't deal with it this week. I'll tell more next week when I can bring myself to take pictures of the horror.

For now it's back to flushing the sinuses and trying to get some rest ...

And many thanks to Liz's little sis for all the great improvements around here! I hardly recognized the place ...


Anonymous said...

I was just looking at the pattern for the petal hat! It's lovely. But now I am tempted to knit myself a crown ;-)

Hope you feel better soon.

Anonymous said...

love the socks! glad to hear you like the heel too :)

Liz K. said...

We have had someone boohooing about the Redskins around here, which is too bad. You all should just come to your senses and root for the Eagles.

Those socks look great. I have just begun a simple stockinette pair too.

Sorry you're sick. The pic of R really made my day.

Dorothy said...

Cute knits going on around here!