Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Motorcycle: Gus goes to the doctor

Gus (my motorcycle) has been in storage for way too long. Every year I go out and make sure everything is all right and get him ready for the long winter. This year I found a gas leak so I sent him to the doctor immediately. This of course lead many other unexpected repairs. $$$. He had his carbs rebuilt and they supposedly fixed him up and sent him back.

A few days later he leaked again so again I sent him right back in. More $$$ and a few days later I got him back again. Unfortunately he is not completely fixed but I do plan to get him ready for riding this year. Just a few minor yet expensive things to go.

Lesson learned.

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Knit: Leg Warmers

Leg Warmers (Knit)
by Julie Wadlinger

Finished Measurements

1+ Skeins (1.5) Caron R Simply Soft Party TM
Shown in: 0016 Violet Sparkle
One pair size 8 US double pointed needles
Yarn needle

18 sts and 24 rows = 4 ins

Directions (Make 2)
Using long tail CO 48 stitches. [K2, P2] when casting on.
Rnd 1: [K2, P2] to end of rnd.
Repeat Rnd 1 until you reach the desired length.

For this pair I did 100 rounds/rows and they will fit an adult with thin legs. These were for a skinny/tall 15 yr old dancer. I finally got the picture and now she's 16 going on 17. I also made a smaller pair for a skinny/tall 11 yr (at the time) old dancer in Royal Sparkle.