Saturday, April 11, 2009

Knitters Opinion Needed

I love this yarn from Schaeffer - great color way and it’s softer than other sock yarns - So I made a cowl with it. The cowl pattern was absolutely awful. It was a free download from Knit Picks and it didn’t work out well at ALL. Ripped…

I decided on socks. Still love the yarn and the pattern has been in my Ravelry queue forever. The perfect match ….so I thought. I got both socks to the heel on size 1’s and worked the gusset on one of the socks and tried it on. Way too tight. The legs snug, but wearable, getting it over my heel is another story.

I’ve ripped back to the leg and am now deciding. Do I just go with fingerless mitts?

Or somehow figure out a bigger heel? And if the choice is socks with a bigger heel/gusset how do I do that? Going up a needle size will help, but will it fix it? Do I need to make the gusset in 3's?

Such a dilemma…..

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Awesome day for a ride!

We bundled up and left around 10 this morning and went on our 1st ride around the big lake (Lake Winnipesaukee).

It’s actually a favorite ride for us during the summer too. But in April - long before “ice-out” it’s a bit chilly. A beautiful ride anytime though. In most of the lake its thin ice with very few solid areas left, both Alton & Meredith Bays have open water which means riding season is fast approaching!

We make a few stops on the way; one definite stop is at the Harley shop to look at the new models and a warm up. Todays destination was lunch at the Mill in Meredith. Giuseppe’s Pizza is next to where the melted snow runs off and flows into the lake.

This year’s mountain snow is melting fast!

And I got to use one of the Xmas gifts DH got me. Its a drink holder for my bike!
I’m a slow coffee drinker and end up drinking ½ the cup and throw the other ½ out to get back on the road. Problem solved. While I wouldn’t recommend riding one handed all the time, but on a steady, low traffic, straight stretch of a road this holder rocks! I can now kick back, sip coffee and crank my favorite CD while I cruise, what could be better?