Thursday, December 31, 2009

Happy & Healthy New Year Wishes.

An Andy Rooney quote comes to mind:
"Life is like a roll of toilet paper. The closer it gets to the end, the faster it goes."
This year has flown by and over all it was a good year for my family & dogs. We were all healthy and that is the most important part, the rest ..... anything can be done or enjoyed as long as I'm healthy. The goal or "resolution" for 2010 is to stay healthy.

I may even start exercising! (ha ha ha ha ha) Well it could happen.

I am holding my annual "knit or frog" party tomorrow while I watch the Rose Parade. I love the Rose Parade and my favorite is:

KTLA 5's live, high-definition and commercial-free broadcast of the 121st Tournament of Roses Parade begins at 8 a.m. with expert and lively commentary from Bob Eubanks and Stephanie Edwards.
And on the needles:
I'm knitting socks at the moment, preparing for a class I'm teaching "Socks the Easy Way".

Basically a toe up sock with short row toe and heel. I like to knit socks on one 9" circular needle and this "recipe" allows me to knit the whole entire sock that way. Starts with a crochet provisional cast on. Lucy Neatby demonstrates this brilliant cast on here.

Then the toe and the heel is done with the same double wrapped short rows.

This is one of the easiest recipes I know for knitting socks. Easy Breezy ideal for the beginner sock knitter and fun for the more advanced.

1 comment:

Ellen Bloom said...

Happy New Year to you and your family, Ana!!!
LOVE those socks! I might just have to take your class!