Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Yarn Along and Knitting on a Deadline

As always, I’m knitting along with Ginny on Small Things today.

I love how I inadvertently caught the reflection of the clouds in my photo.  Just don't look at the dirt on my glass patio table!

I’m humming along on my Birds in Flight socks and I’m ready to graft the toe closed on the first one.  I’m also knitting another baby sweater for charity.  It’s a fast and easy knit, and that’s good because I need to finish it in less than two weeks when I’ll visit a friend who will donate it to her church’s outreach mission, the Lehigh Valley Outreach Depot. 

And I need to get the socks done by the end of the month.  I’m looking forward to August, when I’ll leisurely cast on these totally awesome Edwardian Boating Socks (Ravelry link) and Nathan’s Baby Surprise/Tomten jacket in bulky weight yarn in fall colors.  I sometimes like knitting on a deadline, but then ironically when I am, I long for more leisurely knitting.

My raspberry (okay, wineberry) jam came out awesome, and I’m still perusing the Big Book of Preserving the Harvest for more good recipes.  Stay tuned!

And I’m thrilled to have realized the novel I’m “rereading,” Come to Grief, is actually one I’ve never read yet!  I thought I had read all of Dick Francis’ books, yet I’d had this one sitting on my shelf unread for years.  YAY!


  1. How exciting to discover a "new" book by a favourite author!

    Your sock looks great! I love that bright blue.

  2. Love the pattern of those socks! And the sweater color is very sweet. :)

  3. Both of your projects are beautiful and I do enjoy the cloud reflection-such a pretty day!

  4. Those socks are lovely.
    I know what you mean about longing for leisurely knitting while you're on a deadline.
    The knitting grass is always greener on the other project for me, too.

  5. I love that picture you took and I didn't not any dirt. ;-)

  6. Love those socks, and the boating socks. I think I'm going to queue those for later.

  7. Oh dealines can be such friends or foes. Your projects are beautiful, and I'm sure you will finish them on time. We are busy making jam and getting ready to preserve the summer harvest. such a busy time of year, but I love it, especially during the winter months.

    Blessings, Elizabeth

  8. Those socks are so awesome! I would love to learn how to knit socks!

    We're preserving summer here as well (:

  9. Really cool pic! I thought I was looking at the sky first and the clothes were hanging in the air! Haha...great looking knits!

  10. Ooh deadlines! Keep knitting...

    Blessings, Debbie

  11. Those socks are wonderful! Love the color blue you are using.

  12. Those socks are lovely!! Such a nice pattern and color! Thank you so much for sharing them with us at Fibers on friday!!


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