Lots of pictures today! Ok, the first picture is the one of the Rick Reeves bobbins I had made by a furniture maker (on the left) and the bobbin I sent him to copy (on the right) from a few months ago. The hole was a little off center, didn’t have the metal sheath in it to protect the wood when it was spinning and the hole was actually to small to fit on the flyer (the flyer is pictured underneath that one.) I did find another wood worker who has made these bobbins before and I had him make me two. He did and as you can see they fix perfectly and look exactly like the original one!! Makes me a happy camper :).
I have made 4 of these lace bookmarks in the last month or so but keep forgetting to get a picture before giving them to the friends I made them for. But this time I remembered!!! These are easy to knit and because they are small they don’t take very long to make, an hr or two depending on how fast you knit. The pattern is Bookmark Tri which is a free pattern on Ravelry. I used the lace pattern. It is a fun pattern to knit and a quick gift that looks really nice :).
I did start a new Flax baby sweater, size 6 month to 1 year, in Hobby Lobby’s Yarn Bee Soft & Sleek yarn in the color Denim Stripe, eventually I will need a little boy sweater ;). Using size 5 needles for neck and sleeve cuffs and size 7 for yoke, body and sleeves. After you get the yoke done this is a mindless knit and since it’s a baby sweater it goes pretty fast. I will get to give the pink and purple sweaters to the intended recipients (hopefully) on Tuesday! One was born last month and the other one is due soon.
I was hoping I would be knitting this on the new needles I ordered. They were on sale on line at Webs (about $25 off) and I was so excited to order them since I had wanted this set for almost 2 years, but since they were on sale they ran out and had to wait for more stock to get in, so I had to wait 2 weeks. When it came in my mail, I opened it up and realized that they hadn’t sent me the Knitter’s Pride Ginger Interchangeable Special Set, but instead the Knitter’s Pride Ginger Interchangeable Deluxe set. They are both the same cost and beautiful needle sets, and I eventually wanted to get the Deluxe set but the Special set has shorter needles for the size 16″ and 20″ cable lengths they come with, which I wanted for the hats and baby sweaters I knit. The Deluxe set is nice and has the same sizes in the needles but the needles are longer and have size 24″, 34″ and 40″ cable lengths. I told them I would keep this set, since I wanted it eventually anyway and will just save for another 6 months and wait for another sale, as they are anything but cheap. But they are beautiful wooden needles with a very nice case.
We have already had one 90F degree day a week or so ago, and it looks like tomorrow will be 90F again. On Wednesday it looks like it will go back into 70’s for about 4 days then back up into the 80’s. Summer is here!
Hope everyone is in a safe place.