Sunday, November 8, 2009
Happy Feet, Happy Fingers
I wanted to share these with you to prove I don't have second sock syndrome. I've been loving them so far! I've worn and washed them several times. They are warm and cozy, but very breathable and not too hot. In fact, I'm enjoying them so much I've cast on yet another sock in another colorway, and I'm flying through it. I got a lot done in the car on the way to and from Southern Indiana for a family wedding reception, but I slowed up a little this past week fighting the flu. I seem to be totally recovered now, so I'm hoping to pick up the pace again.
I promised to show the other project I've been working on, and it's off the needles, so here it is. (It could still use some blocking.) This is a Christmas gift for a special someone, but I haven't told her about my blog, so I feel pretty safe sharing it here. I chose this yarn especially for her, because she doesn't like wool. Good knitter that I am, I've lost the ball bands at this point, so I don't remember what the yarn is. I'm pretty sure it was a cotton blend. Maybe cotton-nylon? This color is totally tailored to the intended recipient too, so I hope she really likes it. I adapted this from the Cross-Stitch Scarf pattern in Designer One-Skein Wonders. I loved the stitch, and I thought it would be good and warm for a non-wool scarf, but I wanted a wider scarf than in the pattern. I checked the book out from the library, so I don't remember the pattern exactly, but I think mine is about two inches wider. I had three skeins of this yarn, so I didn't have to worry about making a skinny scarf to keep it to one skein. I really liked this stitch. I think it showcases the variegated yarn really well, and it looks interesting on both sides.
I know I'm getting into prime knitting season now, because James has built the first fire of the fall. However, I have a sewing project in mind which I think will keep me busy for the next week, and I'm on a deadline for that one. It involves a melding of East and West, and I'm hoping it will be part of a family tradition for many years to come. Hopefully I'll be able to post the results in about a week.