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Where are my socks?

I've been so busy making a new scarf for my sister that I have neglected working on my socks. I am hoping to get more done though before Monday as I want the knitting gals to help me with the heel flap. I don't know though how much I will get done this weekend.

The yarn I'm using for my sister's scarf is so beautiful. It's really growing on me. I wasn't sure what I thought of the color at first, because I had it set in my mind of a particular color I was going to buy and they were out of it. The more I knit with it, the more I like it. I may have to snag a few skeins for myself! It is very warm and soft and will keep her warm. I just hope I can finish it before this winter weather is over with!

I'll post up a picture when I get it completed. And maybe my sister will send me a picture of her wearing it.

Rooster themed Dish Soap covers

I made these for some friends.

Shown on a 14 ounce bottle.

Bierocks (or simply stuffed cabbage buns)

This is one of my favorite meals to make. Most people cringe when I mention the word cabbage buns because they automatically think meatloaf type filling wrapped in cabbage leaves. Nope!

Not even close. Stuffed Cabbage buns are delicious! The filling does have ground beef in it, but also cabbage, cheese, and other yummy things.

You wrap bread dough around the filling and brush with egg to make a shiny crust and bake until done.

The end result is:

They are very filling and Nick and I are usually stuffed after eating just one. I make baked beans and coleslaw to go with it!

I'm drooling just thinking about it!

Ta da!

Here is the hat I knit for my niece. I used my knitting loom my mom gave me to make it since I haven't learn how to knit hats yet.  The last I heard though my sister claimed it! Guess I better make another one!

Nick's scarf

I finished Nick's scarf a day early. Woo hoo! Here is a picture of him wearing it:

He liked it so much that I may have a hard time taking it from him to show my knitting group. He asked me to make a hat to go with it. So, that's what I'm working on in between the sock project.

I took the sock out that I had been working on and instead of doing 2 inches of ribbing and the rest of the leg stockinette, I'm going to do it all in rib. I like the look better. Though I may decide to change my mind... Who knows?

When I started over, I decided to make it the smallest size which is a children's size just so that I can have more practice with the actual makings of one. Then, when I know how to make socks, I'll be sure to make one in my size. This way it won't take as long either...

I'm hoping to have another sock picture up by Monday so stay tuned!

Socks and hat

I made this hat for my niece Tori using my knitting loom. I had waited too long already not to make the hat I promised by Thanksgiving. Perhaps this year I will make another for this Thanksgiving! This yarn is called eyelash yarn and very hard to work with, but I think the hat turned out cute. I just hope it fits!
I'm not sure why my pictures are all squished together but I can't figure out how to separate them, so I'll just have to make my posts first.
After the hat picture, you'll see where I have started on the socks. I have knit about 5 inches past the ribbed part so far and have only about 3 more inches left to knit before I tackle the heel. Now that I know more of what I am doing, I plan to take it all apart and start again after I go through each step. I also plan to try using only 3 needles instead of 4 as my book recommends.

My instructor uses 4 and that's just how she taught me, but I want to learn both ways. I also found a great sock tutorial online today …

Socks and scarves part two

So, my goal to get Nick's scarf done by Thursday is looking very promising. I measured it last night and it is right at 30 inches long. I am knitting it until it is 49 inches and then adding a 3 inch fringe on both sides.

I have not been working on my socks much because I've been so busy working on his scarf. This weather has sure been crazy and I want him to have it by Friday. I'll be sure to post up a picture of it when it's completed.

I absolutely love the yarn I am using for it. Plymouth Yarn. Encore. Dark Grey.  This yarn I'm using is incredibly soft and machine washable. It has some wool for warmth too.

I plan to make Nick a matching hat as well as a scarf and hat for me. I just can't decide on a color for myself. I'm thinking red or blue.

Each month, I want to teach myself a new knitting project. Perhaps next month, I'll learn to make hats, then sweaters...

I have been working some on the socks, and just trying to learn how to work with so many need…

Sock knitting and scarves

Yesterday I had my first sock knitting lesson. I was quite excited to go. Not only that but I had saved up some money to buy some supplies too. I had to buy some sock needles and I had bought the wrong kind of yarn so I bought some 100% wool yarn for making my first pair. I bought a needle case that holds my unused needles and even found some beautiful yarn that I'm going to use to make Nick a scarf. Well, I bought sock yarn but it's very fine which just means I'll need some tiny needles not much bigger than toothpicks! Maybe a little bigger. For my first pair, the instructor recommended some heavier weight yarn and larger needles.

I'm glad I went that route, because it was quite a trick getting used to using five needles! First, I tried out a short set but found that I liked using the longer ones better so I bought those instead. The brand is Brittany which I have fallen in love with. They are wonderful needles and come with a 5 year replacement guarantee!

Months back I…

The Letter "N"

I got this free pattern here.

Then there was light.

The other day after Nick left for work, I went back to sleep but woke up shortly after to check something in the kitchen. I stumbled in the dark leading to the kitchen and reached for the first light I could reach. Imagine my surprise when I realized for the first time that there was a light switch where I had not expected it to be. We've lived in this camper for many months now and it never occured to me to look up. Now, I knew it was there because Nick had emptied the bugs that were in it, but it never hit me until that morning. Not only that, but I've often wished there was a light that shone towards the stove while cooking dinner. Turns out there was this whole time!

I was sitting there all day surprised at myself for not noticing the light, when I looked up and saw another light switch a foot away. Now there were two things in the camper I had not noticed before.

Nick always jokes that I am not observant, but thought he was just kidding! Apparently not!