Wednesday, September 04, 2013

Hey look!


I actually made some progress on a couple projects. Weeeeeeeeeeeeeeee! That hasn't happened in a while. (Seriously - where did the summer go? I feel like I did nothing, went no where, etc. It was a pretty depressing summer though, for the most part. It's probably better that it's over actually, now that I think about it. Good riddance summer? lol)

These are my 'Jury Duty Jaywalker' socks finally finished. I had jury duty in July and I prepared for that by making sure I had a pair of wooden circular needles (because you can't have metal needles here) and got some nice striping yarn (because I lovessssssssssssssssss striping yarn) and even started the cast on in a much-loved-by-me pattern (Jaywalkers) to get them ready for some major courtroom knitting and......................my jury duty was canceled. Of course. (I'm 0 for 4 now in being called up for jury duty. I'll get there one day, oh yes I will! lol) Oh well. I finished them eventually.
 
I'm not going to try and figure out many times I've knit this pattern now but it's a lot. (Ten maybe?) There really is nothing better out there to showcase a self-striping sock yarn, IMHO. And it's free to boot! (I think? It used to be free. It's PROBABLY still free? I should check that. lol)

Okay so this isn't finished, not by a long shot, but I'm very proud I made it this far on this. It's a creepy, waaaaaaay out there Halloween design that has been in my stash a long, long, long time. (Long enough that this particular fabric is no longer sold so I'm glad I got it at the same time as the pattern. It really needs a linen with character, I think, to offset the crazy design.) It's not easy trying to cross stitch when you have a silver bullet who likes to LAUNCH herself at your Q-Snapped piece like it was a trampoline. Seriously. What is the appeal?? She just comes out of nowhere and BOUNCES off it like a gymnast! It's funny but it makes stitching, uh, a little slow. Heh.


Not that these guys are ever naughty like that. Oh no. Perfect angels, all the time. *snerk*
(They just turned 12 weeks this Sunday and I'm fairly certain that = Terrible Twos. I'm starting to turn into Bad Mommy with the No! Don't Chew That!s and No! Biting!s and the always popular Get Down from There! And then 10 minutes later they are snuggly cuddle muffins who melt your heart. *sigh*)

My beloved Fair was this weekend and, in fitting with the whole summer, it was kinda depressing so I'm not going to bother to post pics. *sniff* It was dark, dreary, rainy and humid (oh god, HUMID!) the entire time it was going on so we didn't spend much time there. Also, I didn't enter in anything this year so there was excitedly hunting for ribbon status, etc. Maybe we'll go to the Big Eastern Exposition in Massachusetts in a couple weeks to try for another 'fair fix'. :)

13 comments:

Vickie said...

Lovin' the socks!! Those faces! SQUEE

Catherine said...

Love the projects! And those sweet faces.....it's always the innocent looking ones....they get you every time!

Bianca said...

I love that Halloween design, and you're right, that linen is perfect for it. Also, the kitties are so cute!

Jackie said...

The socks are gorgeous! You'll get called for jury duty the time you are not prepared to keep yourself busy while you sit.

Veronica said...

Pretty socks. The colours are just yummy ^.^

Oh my gosh, look at those cute, innocent (yeah right :P) faces! Bet they're fun to be around :)

Hugs,
Veronica.

Dee said...

Oh my gosh ....those Jaywalkers are BEEEE-YOU-TIFUL!

As for the kitties . . . I think that may be the most innocent looking faces ever. I'm guessing they aren't ALWAYS that angelic???? LOL

Margaret said...

Those socks are so yummy! Wooden needles? Seriously? Wow. I never made it into jury duty this time either. Actually served just once. I was glad it didn't happen this time though -- it was supposed to be in NYC. Ugh. Anyway, love the stitching too. So pretty! I cracked up about the kitten bouncing off your stitching. ROTFL! What an image I got! I so remember the stage you're at -- no bitting, get down off of that! Etc. Oh yea. I miss those days. lolol! Sooooooo cute!!!!! OMG! Happy 12 weeks to them!

Penny said...

Love the colors in your socks! My knitting is limited to pretty basic things. I tried socks once with a bunch of double pointed needles, but just couldn't get coordinated. :) Lovely stitching too! And those little faces are just too adorable! It's a shame you can't video the silver bullet doing her gymnast routine. :)

Carol said...

Oh, the kitties!! I LOVE the kitties!!! How lucky you are, Melanie to have those little puffballs as part of your family :) I'll bet you'll have many more "interesting" experiences with your knitting and stitching now that they're in the mix!!

Beautiful socks and such an unusual piece of stitching--so bright and cheery...

I'm right there with you, Melanie--good riddance to this summer. August, for sure, is a month I would rather forget! Sure hope the fall is better for both of us :)

valerie said...

OMG, love the socks! So stripey and green. Love, love love! And I like the Halloween piece. Looks like a piece of BOAF linen and a BOAF design? Those kittens are squeezably cute! So funny how the one thinks the qsnap is some kind of horizontal trampoline. heehee. :)

Pumpkin said...

Uuuuuuu, you know I've always coveted your socks and these are another pair to add to my list :) I love how they are finished at the top.

You're cross stitching! What pattern is this???? I can't even picture it.

Now if those aren't the faces of innocent, I don't know what would be ;) ROLF!

Terri said...

Those kittens are SO cute!!!!!!!!!

Love the knitting and stitching.

Julie said...

Fluffy bundles of fun, they are soooooo gorgeous. Loving the socks., time I had another sock practice I think.