Leo’s Mane Sew Along

Friday 10 October 2014

On and off my Needles.......

In between the mad rush life has been lately, trying to get ready for the quilt show, I've been snatching a few minutes here and there, mostly when in the car as a passenger, to do some knitting. My On the Grass sweater is finished. I like the yarn, I like the sweater..... I dislike the way the sleeves were done. No more picking up stitches and doing short rows for sleeves in my life. Don't like it, not one little bit. I'd never done it before the last two sweaters I made. The first one, I thought it might be just because it was new, and I'd get used to it..... but nope, after the second, I've decided I don't want to get used to it.
I'm really itching to start another sweater, but I think I need to get started on some seasonal knitting instead. Last winter, when Scott and I would go out for a walk, or even just in the car, my feet would get so cold, that they would ache so badly i wanted to cry..... I have Raynaud's Syndrome, which causes the blood vessels in my hands and feet to spasm when exposed to cold. So, I've decided to make myself some worsted weight wool socks to wear inside boots, using some leftover yarn from my green hoodie sweater that is so warm and so soft. I'm going to need new boots this year, but I can't buy them without having the boot socks done to make sure that the boots will fit with them on. And then, I have a request for slippers for Rebecca. And I want to make another sweater for Avery for Christmas. He is a Thomas the Tank Engine fan, big time. I'm going to try and adapt a cross stitch design into an intarsia knitting design for the from of a sweater for him. Pictures will follow, providing it works.
I'm linking up to Judy's On the Needles


  1. I have my first worsted weight socks almost done and my feet are itching to be able to wear them. My feet get cold even down here in AL and the rest of me does when they do. I think these socks will be a great help.

  2. Your sweater looks real warm. Haven't attempted any sweater yet, but maybe in my future, we'll see. I'm still hooked on socks. lol

  3. Your sweater looks great! I love how the yarn changed over the course of the knitting.
    I'm hoping to make some socks too, but there are only so many hours in a day, and I have WAY too many things half done - so, I should finish some of them before I start anything new (even though one half-done project is a pair of socks!)


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