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..

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