"Properly practiced, knitting soothes the troubled spirit, and it doesn't hurt the untroubled spirit either." ~ Elizabeth Zimmerman


BFOs and KWIPs

In order to keep myself sane the last 2 days because of the chaos that is my house, I have been creating.

I am working on the last set of 5 beaded beads to send in to the bead swap group I participate in. After trying several different ideas-and chopping them apart in disgust, I settled on something simple. I acquired some 8mm glass pearls and decided to go all rainbow octahedral. I have the first 3 done.

Last night I started the 4th one, in green of course.

The fifth one will be a shade of blue of some sort. I haven't decided what just yet.

I am, in fact, working on two pairs of socks. I have this bamboo/nylon sock yarn from S.R.Kertzer called On Your Toes that I have been wanting to try out. I'm working on a simple garter rib pattern.

Here is proof that I have, indeed, started the second Bayerische sock. No second sock syndrome for this girl!

My plans for today are to putter. That means I'll flutter around the house doing a bit of this, and a bit of that. I still have 3 loads of laundry to do. So I'll finish that up. Then I'm going to box up all the dvd's and remaining books in the living room so we can finish up the flooring this weekend in there. If I have enough boxes, I'll start the sun room too. I want to spend some time out on the deck knitting, or beading, because it's a beautiful sunny day out today and I know I don't have very many of those kind of days left before that four letter word starts coming again (you know, the one that starts with 's'). So I will make time for that.

What are your plans for the day? I hope you have a good one.


  1. You've been one busy busy lady! Congrats on all the fair ribbons and your new floor. We need a new floor super bad but I'm hesitant to commit to the hassle.

    Love the moose pictures.

  2. Oooooh, I haven't had knitting needles in my hands for ages!!! Nice memories are coming up...

    The balls are so cute in these lovely colours.

    Enjoy your new floor after the caos!!

  3. Wonderful.
    Your work is marvelous. Excuse my english, I'm french.

    Have a nice day.