Sunday, March 23, 2008

knitting in a flash

I've never knit a pair of socks this fast before--I started them last Sunday night and finished them this morning, so it's been exactly a week--and appropriate to the date, they are Easter colored!


Pattern: Waffle Rib II, from Sensational Knitted Socks by Charlene Schurch
Yarn: Socks that Rock lightweight in Prism on size 1.5 US Inox circulars


Notes: This was my first time using Socks that Rock, though I've had a number of skeins for awhile. I love this yarn. The stitch definition is amazing.


I almost think they knit themselves!

Friday, March 21, 2008

Play ball!

It's almost time for two of the most beautiful words in the English language: Opening Day. And, to celebrate, I've been participating in a Red Sox related swap over on Ravelry. And look what I got!


The lovely Gumbygoogoo sent me a Red Sox decal, a card featuring the red seat, lots of chocolate yumminess, and a skein of Dream in Color Smooshy! What great treats!

And now that my partner, Beccalou has received her package, I can show you a little project I finished a couple of weeks ago.

red sox cat toys

Pattern: Red Sox Cat Toys, improvised by me
Yarn: Red Heart Classic in red and white, on size 6 needles
Notes: My swap partner had two cats so I wanted to make something fun for them as well. These were very quick and turned out really cute. Catnip for the stuffing was provided by the lovely Johanna.

Yay for fun swaps and baseball season!

Thursday, March 13, 2008

february was an anomaly

Obviously, it is very rare that I post seven times in one month, and I certainly won't be this month at this rate. :)

But last night I finished a project that's been hanging around on the needles for the last few weeks--my mittens!


Pattern: Basic Mittens, from The Knitter's Handy Book of Patterns, women's size large
Yarn: Bernat Bamboo Natural Blends, 1 skein each in Wicker and Dill, on size 5 and 6 Inox circulars (magic loop)
Notes: I really liked this yarn, and the mittens are soft, even though I knit them very densely, and they're quite warm.

It's very difficult to take a picture of oneself wearing mittens...


And, in other knitting news, I scored two skeins of Wollmeise in The Loopy Ewe's sneak up this morning! I'm very excited.