Tuesday, July 19, 2005

Just look at all the wonderful veggies that DH has grown in his garden.
The beets were really good, I made pickled redbeets with eggs. So good, that they're all gone!

More socks!

I've been busy making more CIC socks. Some of the yarn in the striped pair is what was donated by my LYS.
While I've been busy inside with my knitting, DH has been very busy outside in the garden. We call him Farmer Joe McGregor....just take a look at some of the wonderful veggies that he's been growing.
We've already eaten peas, string beans, beets, carrots, squash, zucchini, onions, lettuce, spinach and peppers from the garden. Fresh veggies are wonderful...and you can't get fresher than this!

Tuesday, July 12, 2005

CIC Socks 2

more socks, yarn discounts and free yarn!

I've finished 3 more pairs of socks fof CIC. I ran out of the green when
I was nearly done. When I visited my LYS this am, I was telling the owner and the knitting group there about the socks and orphans. She gave me a nice discount on the yarn I bought and also put in some leftovers for free! My LYS is Swisher's Yarn Basket in Danville,PA. The owner is Carol Swisher. If you're anywhere nearby, stop in there. She's got a nice shop with many fine yarns and she's very friendly. I'm already working on the next pair!

Monday, July 11, 2005

knitted 100% wool socks for CIC

been busy!

I've been so busy that I've forgotten to write!
I won't try to catch up all of it.
But right now I'm knitting for CIC. Children in Common is a group that sends warm woolies to children in Russian orphanages. They ask that the yarns used be mostly wool, since that is much warmer for the children. The homes aren't well heated and may be only 45 F even in the winters. The knits are hand delivered by people who are adopting and by knitting groups.
I've had a very kind offer from a knitting shop owner to supply some yarn for me. So I'll be posting those wools and socks in the near future. For now, I have 4 pairs done and a 5th nearly done. The main pattern that I'm using is from the Yahoo group, SixSox Knitalong. The pattern is called Chutes and Ladders. It's really easy to remember. The socks are sized to fit children from age 1-5.