Wednesday, May 27, 2015


In case anyone was wondering where we are, last Wednesday we left on a trip to the east coast and since we travel by stand-by, we ended up spending the night at the airport before we could catch the final leg of our rip.  That wasn't fun, but we survived!

I prepared some projects to work on during our travel to 3 different locations.  Recently I have been doing some knitting and learning to knit socks.  I finished the first one and plan to start the next one any day now.  It involved a lot of ripping out of stitches as well as catching slipped stitches, but I got it done.  The motto "finished is better than perfect" definitely applies here.  Hopefully, the second sock will be easier!

I prepped some DJ blocks that could easily be done on a trip by hand - in other words, appliqué.  I have  completed the appliqué on 4 blocks and I think I have 4 more ready to go.  As you can see, these blocks aren't trimmed yet.  I have been wanting to get back to these for a while.

These pictures are from my cell phone, so aren't the best.  We forgot the cord to download pictures from our camera, so I'm sure I will have some of those to show you when we get back.

The main purpose of the trip is to visit family, including grandchildren.  So far we have experienced a birthday, museum visit and tonight there's a swim class before a little league baseball game!

It's great fun, but also reminds us of how old we are getting!


  1. I think you sock turned out great! Beautiful yarn! Don't let the "second sock" syndrome hit. That means you never start knitting the second one. The last pair I did, I follow this advice, have two sets of needles and knit each part of both socks. So you knit the cuff of each one, then knit the next section of each one. That way you have two done at the same time. Your DJ blocks look wonderful! Sounds like you are having a great trip!

  2. I'm certain you can do ANYthing! That sock looks perfect to me. I know I'd never be able to do that. Your DJ blocks look great too. Glad you are having a good time with the kids. Stay safe! ---"Love"

  3. I greatly admire you for being able to knit socks. I never was able to get that far in my knitting. The yarn is beautiful.

  4. Enjoy this time with your family Ruth !!
    Your DJ blocks are so cute !! Bravo ;)
    Hugs !

  5. great take along projects - have fun!
    those zippy little socks are so cute.

  6. How nice to be able to catch up on family. Love your takealong projects!!

  7. Fantastic knitting. I tried socks once. Let's just say that they weren't *fit for purpose*. Those DJ blocks are coming along nicely.