Seduce: to win over; attract

Yarn seduces me with her siren call. "Pick me! Pick me!" I am hopelessly enchanted by yarn and am delighted by the endless choices.

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Tractors everywhere

Yesterday we went to an Antique Tractor  & Engine Show.  We miss going to those shows. They had them all the time in MD and VA.
We did go early because it has been hot lately.  Good thing because after two hours we were dripping from the heat! But we had a good time watching the tractor pulling and walking around looking at some small, antique engines.
Blue!! my favorite color! (oh, and it's a Ford)

On a knitting note... I found the picture of the white and blue socks I knitted to match the little Sailor Cardigan.
I used the same Debbie Bliss Eco Baby cotton that I used for the cardigan.

And this week I knitted another pair of baby socks. These are for a class I'll be teaching. (maybe)
Yarn: SMC Egypto Cotton.  Needles: US 2 dpns.  Pattern: "Quick Take-off for Little Pilots" from the book Knitting For Little Feet.

It is not a beginner sock pattern and so far beginners have signed up for the class.  So I may have to do a different sock from that book.

And I started another pair of fingerless mitts...
Yarn: Zara.  Needles: US3 & US 5 dpns.  Pattern: Cocoa Rosa (rav link) by Catherine Shields (Studio Marlowe)

I love this yarn! I love the pattern!! I love the brown and pink colors of the original gloves but I need to use Red and White for one of the Nerd Wars challenge.

My needlepoint has suffered a bit with all the knitting but I'll show a few pictures of it later in the week.

Have a good week and stay cool! (I'll be trying to as our temperatures are reaching the 100s!)


12 comments:

Nancy said...

Your baby socks are adorable. The teal socks are wonderful: I love that edge.

I missed the tractor show in this area yesterday because the Fiber Guild was holding a Knit in Public event. Came home with a completed hat and a nice sunburn. I don't know why I didn't take a hat to wear. :o(

Daisy said...

Sounds like you had fun at the tractor show. I like your little baby socks. So cute and so pretty! :)

Dee said...

Those nautical socks are adorable.

SissySees said...

Beautiful knits! I especially love the little pilot socks...

My dad loved a tractor show. I'm surprised the Knight doesn't, but I can't say I like them, so I don't miss going.

cpeezers said...

I love the nautical socks. The baby socks you are considering for the class are so cute. I'm in baby sock knitting mode lately too, and they are just so fun.

Judy S. said...

Love those baby socks, the contrast heel and toe on the sailor ones and the nice pattern on the otheres. Your gloves are pretty, too! And the tractor show would be right up my grandson's alley! He loves them.

Grace said...

gorgeous knits

kathy b said...

Tell me all good things about Virginia....!!! Daughter is moving to Virginia Beach area, Suffolk in a month....the hospital is Port Worwick on the peninsula....

Im so happy with your knitting!! I LOVE the blue sock for the class. Maybe your class will be better knitters than you anticipate. Play it by ear!

Janet said...

Love the baby socks. The Cocoa Rosa mitts will be so pretty in red and white.

JelliDonut said...

My whole life, I've wanted to drive a tractor--no kidding!

Margaret said...

Such pretty knitting! You are so busy with all those projects. I love the idea of a sophisticated pattern on a child's sock. Lovely!

Katherine said...

Tractor show--what fun!! My dad loved tractor shows. He always wanted to own a tractor but never had a need for one.

The little lace socks are so special, and all of the socks are beautiful!! Wish I could take your class.