Thursday, June 24, 2010

Sunday Adventure & Knitting

I will warn you that this is an extremely picture heavy post. Was very hard to narrow down the pictures to share. So with that said....

Manny and I decided to go out on one of our little adventures this past Sunday. We took the top off the Jeep and headed out to Greenport, Long Island. The day couldn't have been more perfect!

Greenport, LI:

(We had the most delicious meal here while looking out into the harbor)

(A close-up of what we think is a Seagull sculpture)

(Our bellies were full and I in a new hat)

Orient Point:

(Catching a Ferry coming into dock)

(Catching Manny skipping stones in the ocean)

Vineyard Hopping:

Lenz (Stop #1)

Pellegrini (Stop #2)

Finally, just so there is some knitting content, a picture of the Sock Yarn Blankie.

Good progress has been made. I have been picking up stitches between 2 blocks to create the second row of blocks. I currently have only 5 more blocks to attach to complete the first row. After that I will pick up half the stitches on each end (cast on for the remaining half of the block) and the second row will be done. I spent my dinner break last night weaving in yarn ends. I think this will be the only way to keep my sanity. Weave in as I go.

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Flying Kinda

It's amazing how quickly one can turn into twenty! These are the blocks that will make up the first row in my blanket. It's now time to start joining them by picking up stitches between two and working another square.

Each square takes up minimal yarn so I have lots to use. At first I thought I wouldn't repeat any yarn, but really, I would have to knit a bazillion socks to get this blanket done. My sis says she would like to make this blanket sometime, so I am going to set aside some of my stash for her.

What has been really nice about knitting this up is that I get to work with some of my favorite yarns again. I'm surprised at how easily I can remember where the yarn came from and what I made with it.

Thursday, June 17, 2010


One is all it takes to get started. This is my little beginning into a knitting adventure that will probably take me years to finish. Tonight I decided to finally start my Sock Yarn Blankie. I first came across the blanket back in May 2008. I have been diligently saving my sock yarn scraps ever since, which of course is pretty small. However, I am plowing forward with what I have and know that one day (year) I'll be snuggling under it.

This little square really is very simple to knit. You will have it memorized after the first one you make. Right now I am cranking out two an hour (as of this writing I have five total). I'm sure I will get that up to three. What I am going to love about this project is that it is very portable and will be a welcomed "no brainer" knit.