Maybe now these socks can get somewhere!
Last night, in the midst of procrastinating about the ribbing, I decided to patch my beloved Fuzzy Feet. Three of them were getting quite thin:
So, I knit up the leftover Noro:
Half felted it:
Then I patched the Fuzzy Feet and felted them again:
Viola! Good (actually, better) than new!
I think this picture of Parker is quite regal:
Ever since I knit my first pair of Fuzzy Feet, I’ve wanted to knit a another pair.
I tweaked the pattern to make them higher (and warmer) and also adjusted the decreases to fit my clown feet.
They are nearly perfect:
Custom Fuzzy Feet
What: My 2nd pair of Fuzzy Feet, these ones are custom fitted
Yarn: Noro Kureyon , various amounts of colors 138, 102 and 166 (partial skeins of each)
Pattern: Fuzzy Feet
Lesson Learned: None.
Destination: My feet
For the past couple of months, I’ve been looking for a new rug for my kitchen. I haven’t been able to find the size or colors I was looking for.
So I knit one:
What: Kitchen Rug, 50″ x 50″, 67″ on the diagonal
Yarn: Lily Sugar ‘n Cream, 8 skeins each of Grape, Sage Green Soft Violet, Dark Pine and Ecru
Pattern: Log Cabin, 4 strands held throughout
Lesson Learned: None
Destination: My Kitchen
Kishka says, “It’s boring to watch you knit!”
Like every other Colorado blogger, I’ll blog about the blizzard. This is what it was like here for almost 48 hours:
What’s a girl to knit during a raging blizzard?
Fuzzy Feet, of course!
For this pair, I tweaked the pattern so they should be a custom fit. They’re currently spinning in the washing machine so I should be wearing them later today.
Once the storm stopped, I took the dogs outside to play.
This is Samantha, waiting for me to kick some snow (she loves to chase it):
And here’s Kishka, checking out the neighborhood (look, the sun is shining!):
Finally, here’s Max my snow dog. He loves snow more than any dog I’ve ever known:
Next up on the needles: finishing a huge project!
What: Fuzzy Feet
Yarn: Noro Kureyon, one skein each of colors 166 and 102. Tiny bit of color 180.
Needles: size 10 dpns
Pattern: Fuzzy Feet from Knitty.
Lesson Learned: Noro takes forever to felt.
Destination: My feet!
I put these through the washing machine five times to get them felted. I may send them through again. I’ve been wearing them all evening and I think they need to be just a little bit smaller. They felted perfectly in length but not enough in circumference.
I have enough Noro left to make another pair. I’ll be tweaking the pattern a bit when I make the second pair.
Thursday’s blizzard is already just a memory. The dogs spent most of the day outside, enjoying the snow that’s left:
I spent much of the weekend cleaning and rearranging my furniture. I took a break tonight to block the Fuzzy Feet and watch one of my favorite old movies.
A perfect end to the weekend.
Today’s Saturday Sky was taken while I was driving (don’t worry, both hands were on the wheel):
When I took this picture I had a backseat driver:
Samantha loves car rides more than anything. She and I ran some errands today. Kishka wasn’t too stressed out about being left home:
I should be felting them tomorrow. I can’t wait!
When I did my snow day dance, I really should have clarified that I wanted a snow day with power.
I wasn’t able to get to work this morning. (Yay!) However, I lost power very early this morning and it didn’t come back on until around 11pm tonight. The downside of country living is that when I lose power, I also lose water and heat.
Thankfully, I thought ahead and filled up my washing machine with water last night. This allowed me to flush the toilet (via a bucket of water) today. I know, that’s TMI, but believe me: that was a huge deal!
I put all of my perishable food outside in the snow, so none of it spoiled. I also have a gas stove, so I could cook.
I spent today listening to the radio and knitting on my Fuzzy Feet. As the house got colder, I piled on more clothes. By the time the power came back on, I was wearing a T-shirt, two sweatshirts, sweatpants and two pairs of wool socks.
My camera batteries died before sunrise (and I obviously couldn’t recharge them), so I have no blizzard pictures. It was a doozy of a blizzard, though. There’s a snow drift in front of my house that is as high as the fence (four feet). The highway to my house is still closed, so I’m stranded at home.
However, I have heat, lights and water.
I have no complaints.
Here’s Friday’s Feast:
Create a new candle scent.
The smell of my mom’s spaghetti sauce.
Name one way you show affection to others.
Unexpected gifts and cards.
What is your favorite writing instrument?
A 0.9mm mechanical pencil.
If you were given $25 to spend anywhere online, from which site would you buy?
Knit Picks, of course.
Are you dressing up for Halloween? If so, what are you going to be?
No. I’ve never been into Halloween.
Here’s the first Fuzzy Foot:
And Kishka, posing again:
We are under a blizzard watch for Wednesday night – Thursday morning. Rather than curl up into a ball and cry for my mommy, I decided to knit Fuzzy Feet:
Yes, I should be installing the rest of my storm windows, but a girl must have priorities!