Sunday, April 15, 2012

Saturday Stash

Gee, I wish it really were still Saturday.  I could do with a rerun of was a really beautiful spring day here.  A nice walk in the sunshine and a rare treat of a chai at our local watering hole.  It gave me strength to wrestle with a naughty computer the rest of the afternoon.  Using up the stash wasn't a high priority this week but I managed to finish a couple of things.

First, and most important, I have the pattern up as a Ravelry download.  Yes!!  I was having serious issues with uploading a pdf file but if you get frustrated fiddling with a computer, just walk away and have a cup of tea and then return to the fray:  the impossible usually seems to have resolved itself.  Yes, I do credit computers with having tantrums!  So, if you go to the Lismore Cable Socks,  you will find the pattern.  The photo is of the finished cotton anklet in the same pattern.  It's really my test knit but it does give another version of the sock, too.  I'm so grateful to Catherine for introducing me to this cable design and giving me the inspiration.  Thank you!

And since feet are always on my mind - and I can see that it might appear that way to the casual observer - here is another offering.  These are my Lads & Lasses Boots made from this pattern by Frankie Brown.  They are supereasy to make and quite a satisfying  little knit.  They just seem to pop off the needles.  And, best of all, they use up (almost) those extra bits of yarn left over from knitting a grown-up pair of socks.  I always have it left over anyway.  I think it's a clever use of remnants - perfect for stash-busting. 

That is all for today.  I'm glad the sky is a bit dull now - it won't tempt me to leave the desk.  I have a newsletter to get ready for proofing.  Then an annual meeting to finish organizing.   Life's just  a bowl of cherries - as long as you can find a few minutes to knit!


Ginny said...

I love the pattern on the socks in the first picture, and the booties are so precious!!

Rudee said...

Oh, they're beautiful socks. I'm off to peruse the pattern you fought so hard to upload.

I'm glad you conquered the PDF!

Mimi said...

Yay for your pattern, I've no idea how to upload pdf, most of my computer knowledge is got by error!
The little booties are cute, and it's good to have reduced the stash even further, as well as made some little people happy.
Good luck with the agm!

EmptyNester said...

OH NO! Another cute pattern that I just have to try! Could you please post only really difficult things so I won't want to try it myself? Thanks! LOL

Patricia Stoltey said...

I also look forward to gray days once in a while -- somehow it's easier to get paperwork done if it's not too gorgeous outside.

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

Great foot fashion!!


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