I’ve been knitting along quite happily – how did it get to be April?
First up – socks, socks and more socks. So far this year:
A pair of my basic toe-up socks in Claudia Handpainted Fingering Weight Yarn in my blog colors! I thought I would get bored with just knitting, so I knit through the back loop every other row. Whatever works for you, ya know?
Gusset Heel Basic Socks, from Socks from the Toe Up by Wendy Johnson. Easy pattern, great yarn, not a lot of work for cool striped socks!
I also started (and finished) this great shawl:
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In honor of Squeebie’s achievement, these mittens were designed for her! Fun to knit, these mittens will brighten even the coldest winter days!
Knit with Crystal Palace Mini Mochi [80% Merino Wool 20% Nylon, 195 yds 50g ball]; 1 skein; or 195 yds fingering weight yarn on size 2 needles with a gauge of 7.5 sts per inch; Women’s size medium.
Ravelry people can see the pattern here.
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Well, I’ve been looking for a tablecloth to cover this up:
I made the Hemlock Ring Blanket last year, and thought I’d knit another doily in worsted weight yarn so that it would be big enough for a table cloth – I chose the Doily with Spiral.
So I began knitting with a worsted weight cotton on size 7 needles:
I finally finished and blocked it:
I had some help blocking – I was dog sitting for my parents, and Daisy insisted on helping:
The Daisy Dog stood guard over the lace blob while it was drying:
I thought I blocked it out big enough, but this is what I ended up with:
Oops! Back to the blocking board for this one! When I get over the fact that I spent all this time and energy on this lace blob, and this is what I ended up with, I’ll reblock and stretch the heck out of this thing. For now, it’s in time out.
In sock knitting news, I’ve designed another pattern for the Knitting Central Sock Club.
Go sign up if you haven’t – this year we are focusing on techniques. You’ll just have to sign up to find out what these techniques will be. This 6 month package will include a package filled with sock goodness every 2 months – a sock designed by a Knitting Central staff member, a new technique to learn, membership to a Yahoo group for knitting along, and of course, yummy sock yarn to complete said pattern. My socks hit the mail the first week in October and I’m very excited! Go sign up today!
Yes, socks again.
Pattern: Diamonds in His Shoes
Yarn: Koigu (what else!) 2 skeins color P307
Needles: US 2 Addi’s
began: August 27th
finished: September 6th
for: Dad’s B-day
Finished just in time – Dad’s turning the big 70 tomorrow (gosh he’s old – but not me!). Hope he’ll like them – this is a great pattern – toe-up with a K2P2 ribbing on the leg (great for his chicken legs!) Easy to follow and knit!
I was able to finish these during Tropical Storm Hannah – lots of rain and wind made staying in and finishing them easy to do.
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You’ ll have a fun time knitting these toe-up socks as the lace
waves up the foot and leg in an hourglass shape! For the
adventurous knitter, these socks are much simpler than they
Knit in Shibuiknits Sock with a gauge of 7 sts per inch on size 2 needles.
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