Hey, it’s Maria.
I’ll bet you thought I stayed in Mexico, huh? Actually (here we go again) I was buried in laundry. I think I did 15 loads yesterday. I even had sand in the washing machine!!!
So, I’ll bet you want to know how far I got on my 2.64 miles of yarn? Actually, I was an abysmal failure. Here’s the rundown.
My Mrs. Greenjeans. It has to be Mrs. because of the lace.
I started the first sleeve yesterday while kid 4 was at piano lessons. My tension is a little bit scary, because I knit most of the top Continental, and I’m a thrower. I decided I had 4 hours on an airplane, so I was going to learn to knit Continental. I did it and it is pretty fast. However, I decided after two days that knitting wasn’t fun any more. So, I’m back to throwing and guess what? I’m still getting things done.
Here’s a closeup of the lace. It’s not blocked yet so everything is rolling a bit.
So, there’s 2880 feet of yarn.
I also made a pair of fingerless gloves, using Fetching from Knitty. I used less than one skein of Misti Alpaca worsted. And yes, the ginormous diamond is fake. I’m a huge fan of QVC’s Diamonique jewelry.
So there’s another 300 feet.
I started a sock using the Cedar Creek Cabin pattern and Socks the Rock Hollyday.
That’s about 350 feet.
My Woolgirl sock club this month was yarn by Spunky Eclectic in Irish Dreams. I didn’t love the pattern so I started this sock (a whole inch!) using Sandra Park’s pattern called Charade.
Now there’s a mileage jumper. Maybe about 30 feet!
I also started my Baby Boomerang socks to match my first Mr Greenjeans. Actually, I started them twice and frogged both times. I’m having a hard time with the gauge. They’re ending up too small, and I didn’t have any sock books along to peruse. I love that word….peruse. So can I count that in my mileage? Nah!
After doing the math, I found out that I knit .67 miles of yarn. That’s still a lot. Oh, well. There’s always Christmas vacation!
Before I go, I have to show you 18 reasons why we celebrate Thanksgiving.
That’s a ton of kids. We spent 10 days together and there was virtually no fighting. (The parents behaved too!) The kids swam in the pool and in the ocean. They played in the sand. They read tons of books. They watched Gilmore Girls and Ratatouile when it rained. They played Uno. They ate Papa’s pancakes. But most of all, we made memories. We are so blessed. Thanks Mom and Dad for an awesome trip.
Hey Lexi, only two more weeks!!!