Oldest son was home for the weekend because my mom was here for a visit but he is well immersed in his sophmore year of college. He is enjoying living on his own, but for some strange reason, he still came home with a laundry bag full of dirty clothes. I know that I saw a washer & dryer in the house that he is sharing with his 2 roommates...maybe that was a figment of my imagination...
Youngest son is now in high school. I can't believe it...my baby...he's not a baby any more. And because it was his first day, I had to take a couple of pictures...have you ever gotten the "Come on Mom...enough's enough" look???
But, Friend came over on Saturday afternoon and after she completed some surgery on a couple of wayward cables, I came up with my first FO for September...
I present to you - 3x3 Cable with Moss Stitch socks
Here's a close-up of the sock on my foot and I must say, I loved this pattern and how it knit up. They are done in Claudias yarn and you can find more details from this post.
My mom left to head back home with some Monkey's in her bag. I had made them for me originally but they were a little too slouchy (is that a word?) but they fit mom perfectly. I must make another pair of these, as well as a few more Cookie A socks, but I just have to find the perfect yarn...I have a few in the stash that may do.
I have made signifigant progress on my Solstice Slip socks. They are the June Installment of the Socks that Rock sock club and they are very nice. I love the colors and the pattern is a nice one and pretty easy to memorize.
I have finished one sock and I'm working up the leg on the second one and only have 5 more repeats of the pattern until I bind off. Speaking of - I had to bind off with a size 8 needle! I'm knitting these on 1's but in order to get them on my stupid feet I had to use an 8. And, that was what I happened to have in my knitting bag of tricks at the time.
And I almost forgot - I had another FO but it was actually in August. After putting away my oldest son's Harry Potter scarf, I picked that back up and finished it for him. Here's his Hufflepuff scarf alongside his brothers Gryffindor's scarf. The colors for Hufflepuff match my son's college so he will look super cool walking the campus this winter. In fact, I think that my son is pimping me out - he said that a friend of his at work wants to know how much I would charge him to make a scarf for Ravenclaw and then one of my DH's friends wants one in the colors of Slytherin...but he wants Year 3. I'm actually working on a Year 3 scarf for myself in the Gryffindor colors, or Redskins colors, depending on how you look at it.
For anyone in the Williamsburg area, Knitting Sisters is celebrating their 4-year anniversary starting Sept 6th and going thru the 8th. If you get a chance, stop by and visit with these wonderful ladies! They always have wonderful drawings and cake for everyone that stops by.
Countdown has begun to opening kickoff of the NFL Season...
Friend and I are once again playing Fantasy Football against all the boys in our department so wish us luck! We did pretty well last year and we plan on doing even better this year. The girl knitting on my blog is our team mascot and we are Chicks with Sticks and we plan to stomp all over these silly boys.