Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Matchy, matchy...

I finally finished the socks to match the Sakonnet baby hat. I don't know why I found making baby socks with worsted weight yarn on size US 5 needles to be such a pain. But I'm glad that they're done. And in time to be considered my October sock of the month, too.

Pattern: Yankee Knitter Designs "Classic socks for the family"
Yarn: Plymouth Encore worsted in denim and white
Needles: US 5 (3.75 mm) bamboos

A couple of weeks ago I went to an open house at the Shops at 25 West in Little Falls. The three craft shops that are in this co-op of stores all had door prizes. I naturally signed up for the one in the Pincushion Patchwork yarn shop and I won!

Isn't this gorgeous yarn? It's handspun merino sock yarn from Fat Cat Knits. She's a local spinner. Unfortunately, I don't find any sock yarn on her Etsy site. She does have some great rovings, though. Makes me wish I knew how to spin.

Here's a progress picture on my green Online ribbed socks. I am at the toe decreases of the first sock.

This is another pair that just seems to be taking forever to finish. Probably because I don't work on them. Maybe I'll get them done as my November socks.

Thursday, October 04, 2007

Ravelry and knitting stuff

Yep, I made it into Ravelry last week. I've been poking around the site, signing up for groups and putting in some of my stash and projects. I have most of my books listed. I didn't realize I had so many. I entered 65 and that's not all of them. It's a great site. I'm Suefaye over there if you want to add me as a friend.

I finished up some mittens for the Cheyenne River Reservation. I wanted to get 7 pairs done but only managed to finish 3 pairs.

Donna had made 3 pairs for me to send to them, too. Don't you love the embroidered flowers on the pink pair!

I bought a baby earflap hat pattern while on the Cape. The son of a friend just became a father for the first time so I made one for his new son.

The pattern is the Sakonnet Bonnet from Designs by Louise. I started it Thursday afternoon while on the Cape and finished it on the first leg of the trip home on Saturday. It was a nice, quick knit. I used Plymouth Encore in denim marl and white.

Now I'm trying to get a pair of socks done to go with the hat. I'm finally past the gussets on the first one. I ripped the heel out twice - once because I made it on the front of the sock and once because the flap wasn't long enough. Hopefully the second one will go more smoothly.