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Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Wonderful Weather in the South, Y'all & UFOs

We're having wonderful weather in the South! It was a long time coming this year, but I'm so glad the temperatures are finally in the 70s and 80s in the daytime and dipping into the 50s at night. Yay! I'll be having to bring this begonia in the house soon, but I'm so ready for fall. I don't have anything to show you that I've finished since last week, so I thought I'd show you a few(chuckle) of my UFOs (unfinished objects) I'm finally getting back into knitting socks. I ran into a wonderful sock tutorial with loads, I mean loads of pictures so you know you're on the right track all the way through the process. It's called Silver's Sock Class. She has tutorials on different methods of knitting socks. Check it out; you'll be glad you did. I'm using one size 4 circular needles and an old ball of Lion Brand Imagine yarn. I'm using sport weight yarn because it's been so long since I knitted a pair of socks I thought I should start with something thicker than sock weight yarn. I'm not sure if I'm liking this method better than using double point needles though. I'll let you know when they're finished.I ran across this when I was looking for something else earlier this week. This 1/4 finished Shells & Lace afghan has been in the UFO bin for over a year. I'm using Caron Simply Soft yarn with a G crochet hook. At the time I started it I wanted to make a much larger afghan for someone, and this one just wasn't going to be large enough so I squirreled it away for later. Now, I'm working on it again..looks like it's going to take awhile to finish.
The afghan pattern is from an old Leisure Arts booklet called Victorian Beauties. It's the one shown in blue below. It's a great booklet, easy to understand, and I like most of the patterns.
Here are more of the mints that I made for a baby shower last weekend; buggies, bears, bottles and pins. Tney were made by pushing mint dough into a rubber mold and turning it out onto waxed paper. It's easy but time consuming.
Have a good week, Y'all!


  1. begonias died a long time ago. It was just too hot I guess. I've seen that tutorial but still haven't gotten over my fear so I can try socks. Your circular way of knitting socks has gotten my attention though.
    We should sneak out and do a little mini vacation to EP. (We don't have to tell anybody where we're going) lol

  2. Thanks for sharing your knitting projects. The look soft and appealing.

  3. Hey girlfriend...I forgot to include the link for the slippers if anyone wanted to check it out. They're really simple...I'm going to CO mine today. Here's the link for you.,2025,DIY_14141_5466264,00.html

  4. You certainly have a green thumb. Love your begonia. Although our trees have peaked their foliage we are still waiting for a frost. Usually by now we have had one. Weird weather, but I'm not complaining :) I hate the cold!
    Your afghan is beautiful! Lot's of work in a piece like that. You do gorgeous handwork.

  5. I've made mints the same way! They are fun, and very good, but they do take forever! Your UFOs are pretty!

  6. I have a rubber mint mold somewhere! I think I used cream
    cheese? Your mints are adorable!

  7. Thanks for your visit to Oak Rise Cottage and for your comment on my chair pincushions.

  8. We are having some wonderful weather finally. RAIN today!! Your mints look tastey and cute!


  9. Don't you just love those little mints? I've made them for baby showers too, and my kids love to make them.
    I have a question for you. We're going to Gatlinburg in a couple of weeks and I wondered if there were any good yarn shops in Pigeon Forge or Sevierville. Don't know if you're anywhere near there, but if you have any suggestions, I'd be grateful.


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