Friday, January 31, 2003

TA DA!!!!
the Valentine Socks are completed ...
In only TEN DAYS!!!

Actually probably less ...
I took time off last weekend to knit Mister a much-needed neck scarf!

I timed myself and it takes about 30 minutes for me
to knit an inch on size 2 double pointed needles.

The cuffs were 8 inches and the foot 9 inches ...
the toes another 2.
19 inches times 30 minutes?
Uh? Where's my calculator? Is it really only 9.5 hours?
Why then did it take TEN DAYS?

Ok .... here they are!

Wednesday, January 22, 2003

Here's MY version of knitting
two socks at the same time!!!
These are going to grow up to be my
Valentine Sockies!

That's right.
I have actually set a deadline for myself.
Valentine's Day.

Instead of taking 5 months to knit
this pair? I was thinking of only
taking 5 weeks? (give or take a week)
Whatcha think? Can I do it? Will I do it?
SHOULD I do it?

Monday, January 20, 2003

Hmph. So.
Just because you 'can' do something ....
doesn't necessarily mean you should.

I can knit two socks at the same time ...
on two circular needles.
But - I just don't like it.
It's not that it's difficult or new -
it's just ...
I don't know?
I just don't like it.

So ... I think I'm going to knit me some
Just plain ole red socks.
On size two double points - 'cause they're my favorite!

I don't know the 'brand' of yarn.
Um? I hate labels. So when I get my yarn?
The first thing I do is throw away the ugly labels!
Don't fuss ...
I know I got washable wool - I just don't remember from whom!

Ok ... nuff bloggin' -
must go knittin'

The Bea - waiting on the next Snow/Ice storm to hit the state!

Sunday, January 19, 2003

What a GREAT day!
First Sara a.k.a. MonkeyOnMyLips
helps me make my blog look TOTALLY cool ...
Then my BEST friend in the WORLD
leaves her nice comfy home,
packs up baby, sons and hubby -
*Waving Hi* to the guys ....
then drives TWO hours
to visit me
and my family!!!

There's just something about an 'old' friendship.
After years and years of knowing each other ...
going through the fires together ....
raising your babies together ...
growing and encouraging each other in
your daily walk with the Living God?

Well, it makes you FAMILY.
And January 18, 2003?
I got to spend the day with FAMILY!
Thanks, dear Sister and Friend.
My world looks brighter today -
'cause I got to spend yesterday with you!

Friday, January 17, 2003

Woo Hoo!!!
Lookee what I'm doin' now!!??

Two socks REALLY do soar on Two Circular needles.

(BTW ... the book wasn't much of a help with this)

Thursday, January 16, 2003

Well, well, well!!!
I did it! I finished the socks I started months ago
when Daddy was in the hospital!

They are tube socks.
64 Stitches on size 2 double points!
K2P2 ribbing for about 8 inches and
then knit, knit, knit for about 9 more inches,
do the toe decreases (k2tog, ssk .... k2tog, ssk)
until there are 32 stitches and finish with the
Kitchner Stitch.

Piece of Cake!

Now WHY did it take me so long .... huh?

Here's a pic ...

Knit Happy!
the Bea

Sunday, January 12, 2003

Hi Again ... boy, I've been so sidetracked!
I suppose everybody is, huh?
New Year and all?

Well, here's what's up.
I bought new needles. Size 5 circulars. I've
got a pair already. I bought the book
"Two Socks Soar on Circular Needles" ....
which for me was a waste of $$$ ... but, I digress.
I am scouring the internet for knitting tips on knitting
socks on circulars! YAY ME!

This is ONE of many goals for 2003.
"Knit 2 socks at the same time, on circular needles."

I also bought a kit to make a Pendant Purse.
The pattern name is "Beatrice" ... cute huh?
It came with tiny, beaded knitting needles,
THREAD to knit, and the tiny-tiny-tiny seed beads
to incorporate into the knitting. When it is finished I
will post a picture ... 'cause I'm cool like that.

Meantime ... I'm making knitting needles to sell
on my website ...!!!

Um ... I need to do bookkeeping, make needles - AND
make some really pretty BEADED stitch markers! Cool huh?

Ok ... nufff.

Must get busy! At something other than typing!


Bea Blessed!

Sunday, January 05, 2003

Well, I thought a 'real' blog may be in order?

I've been goin' through some stuff - First I was having one continuous Panic Attack ...
then I had the PTS to deal with.
Today - after the sadness -
the pain has arrived.
This morning I couldn't move my head,
lift my arm to brush my hair,
or knit.

Ug. Not knitting. Well, actually?
Knitting was part of the problem.
My Cousin Meta, a massage therepist has tried
to get me to do better - resting more in between workes, etc.
I'm learning the hard way.

Anyway? I have a couple of new projects I want to try.

I want to knit 2 socks at the same time,
on circular needles.

And I want to knit a pair of socks with a pattern of
a different color mixed in with the main color. Maybe
a row of hearts? Maybe just a design? Maybe ......

I am expecting my new book "Socks Soar on Two Circular Needles"
in the mail ... any minute!
I am also expecting the movie "Wallace & Gromit - A Close Shave"!

I obviously need to stop spending so much time on the internet!
Also, a problem for the pain I'm in now.

Stay tuned ... I'm going to post my *Aspirations for 2*0*0*3*

ANY Minute!!! :o)

Saturday, January 04, 2003

WOW o WOW!!!
Lookee at my BEauTIFUL Blog!!!
Thank you Sara ...
I love it!!!!
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