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Saturday, February 26, 2011

Cleaning up my internet footprint

Spent most of the day cleaning up old web sites I don't update anymore, getting rid of 5! online photo albums and getting all my pics online in one place. You know some of these sites really don't want you to delete your webpages or photo albums. I never could find out how to delete my Webshots account so I had to delete all my albums and remove any personal info. Hope that takes care of it. I've been meaning to do this for a while just haven't gotten my butt in gear. Hopefully Snapfish won't get bought/traded to anyone anytime soon. I really hate having to relearn a new site and re editing all those pics!!
Decided to make another pair of leg warmers. Want to make them in black/white but don't have any sport weight white. I  have some 'fun fur' in black so I may add that to the top. Don't know how the ribbing will do though. Now to go knit them up!
Reconnected with Kelly. Hopefully we'll be able to get together more often.

Friday, February 25, 2011

Leg Warmers





These are some leg warmers I made on my standard gauge knitting machine. I was reading on the web that one of the new trends in socks is that they don't totally match, so I thought, 'what the heck!' The yarn is Mary Lue's SOLO in Dusty Rose and Bramwell 4 ply in white using the no 1 punchcard that came with my machine. It's the xoxo card.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Feb 23, 2009

Been a while since I posted. We took a trip to CA to care for family and ever since we've been back been feeling out of energy. Not sick or anything just don't want to do anything. I know it's not just me because hubby feels the same way. Guess as you get older it takes longer to recover from stressful situations.
I tried yesterday to do something so I watched some youtube videos about free motion machine embroidery so I thought 'My machine can do that' so I gave it a go. First off when I picked up my machine to set it on the ironing board 2 containers of pins fell off the board and landed on the carpet. Then after getting all the pins picked up, and getting stuck in the process, I tried the embroidery thing. Got my machine all set up, fabric and stabilizer in the hoop and then..... the hoop won't fit under my needle! Geez! It was just one of those days!
Today was better. I decided to make me some socks. My old knee hi socks don't fit well because I was experimenting and didn't want to throw them away. Dug out an old pattern with the gauge for some Mary Lue's SOLO that I had then I decided to do a fair isle pattern. Well the fair isle doesn't stretch like regular knitting so that sock didn't fit. Made another one in regular stockinette and it fit. The ribbing at my calf is pretty snug so may have to play with that. But the fair isle wasn't a total loss I really liked the pattern I used. It was the SOLO in a Dusty Rose color with white using the no 1 punch card, xoxoxo, ( no, not hugs and kisses! LOL). I put it on the 'elongated' setting so I got 2 rows of each design and the material is nice and thick. Would make a nice heavy vest or cardi! The swatch felt very warm and soft! Till later..