NQD progress

Progress has been made on several fronts – a very productive day so far.  The christmas lights are taken down, patio swept and table and chairs are back outside.  Let’s hope Mother Nature doesn’t decide to cover them in snow yet this year. LOL  Living room decluttered and some furniture moved about.  Yarn stuff put back where it belonged.

A bit of knitting, a bit of burning of cookies (yes I got sidetracked and one batch hit the garbage disposal).  They were not a huge loss — it was dough I had stuck in the freezer and forgotten about but they were the ones I made with the inferior oatmeal — too powder — so the cookies are the greatest.  After burning the second batch I just dumped the rest of the dough.  Why waste the calories or time on something that isn’t very good.   Couple trips to the dumpster to get ride of the trash and recyclables and old printer that had been sitting around and things are looking a bit tidier — at least in part of the apartment.

Then on to the sewing.  I have all my Five Square blocks made up to the point of adding the frame around each block before moving on to the sashing, with the exception of the top row which I finished last weekend.

  Now I think it’s time for a coffee break and then to check to see if my little grill survived the winter outside.  I’m thinking a steak on the grill would be fantastic for dinner!

What’s on my needles

In light of the new yarn purchases headed my way, I’ve been cleaning out the “in progress” basket and  organzing the many projects in progress, putting patttern with project so I can find them back, etc.  There are many things in progress from socks (many) to scarves to shawls and a sweater or two.  Definitely a case of “start-itis” — the need to see what those yarns look like knit up, starting and then jumping to another project to see how that one looks.    But here’s the three socks I’m currently hoping back and forth working on.

The mauvey/purplish color is one I started on late last night – Candy Twist Cable socks.  I dont’ necessarily like making cables but I think I can handle one big twisty one down the side of the sock.  The yarn is The Yo Yo – String & Fluff which has 10% cashmere and feels so nice and soft.  The multicolored on is  just a plain jane one when I don’t feel like concentrating on a pattern.  I’m just about ready to turn the heel on that one.  The bright pinky one — well I’ve now started two or three diffferent sock patterns with that yarn.  This one has a delicate little cable that runs down the side which you don’t need a cable needle to do but I think I’m going to rip that one out.  It’s  just the wrong type of yarn to show off the cable so there’s no point in making it if the cable is going to blend into the rest of the sock.

But enough playing among the yarns for this morning.  Time to get dressed and get going on some other projects around here.