Unfortunately the hazard of not blogging consistently means this post is going to be a long one....
Before I start with my present day knitting projects I just wanted to post an update on our bathroom renovations downstairs which is the main reason I haven't been around.
Just to back track...the start of demolition going back to January 2008. Yup this has been going on for long time.
Fast forward to the summer and Dale's jackhammering a hole to start re-routeing the plumbing for shower, toilet, and vanity. My contribution was/is as official photographer, digging and hauling of concrete and dirt, and general grunt work/passer of tools to DH who was/is the lead in this excursion.
Again fast forward...pipes are now moved and refilling of the hole.
As time passed over the summer and I neglected to take pictures of the concrete being mixed and poured. We are finally seeing the light at the end of the tunnel. Drywall is up, and now we're laying infloor heating....................................................>
Over this past week we were laying tiles, and grouting, and sealing.
Still a fair ways to go yet, but now comes the fun stuff with painting and decorating. I'll post as progress is made.
So in the evenings I got on a sock kick.
Favorite Socks 25 Timeless Designs from Interweave. Can't say enough about the really nice sock patterns in this book.
I'm knitting these for a ladies size 10 so I've made increases to the pattern for foot length. What caught my eye when searching patterns was the lace design carried down the back for the heel.
Yarn: Trekking Pro Natura, 75% superwash wool, 25% bamboo. Knitted with 2.5mm dpn's.
After finishing the purple sock I was smitten with another design out of the same above mentioned book.
Undulating Rib Socks, knitted with 2.5mm dpn's. Yarn: Lorna's Laces Hand-dyed yarns. 80% Superwash Wool, 20% Nylon. Color: 403 Tuscany.
I love this pattern, and
I had to do some major increasing on this sock to fit my size 10's. I fell in love making these bobbles, and loved the yarn I used which was a gift from last Christmas.
Pattern: Bacchus Socks, by Alice Bell. From Interweave Knits Fall 2008. Yarn: Knit Picks Essential, Colour: Inca Gold Tweed 65% Superwash wool, 25% Nylon, 10% Donegal. Knitted with 2.00mm dpn's.
Hope everyone is doing well!