I got the camera out today while beating the boy into doing his math homework.
This is the first, and lonely, double eyelet rib sock. It's the same one that Henry Winkler held for me. I need to re-do the cast off because it's a bit tight for my shapely calf. I should know better and just use EZ's sewn cast off for toe-ups all the time.
A rather dull and lifeless picture of the baby viking hat. Super easy knit but I think I would flatten out those crown decreases a bit near the end to make it a bit less pointy. Check out Bella Knitting for the pattern. But maybe wait a couple days - their website is down for some reason.
Yes. It is indeed Home Depot Orange.
No. It is not for anyone I know.
And a wee tiny bit of yarn pron...
I was distracting myself recently by searching for sock inspiration on Ravelry. When I saw this free pattern I fell immediately and madly in love. So I followed the link to the designer, Darlene, of Northern Sunshine Designs. This is one talented lady! Gorgeous sock patterns using truly lovely yarn...and both on special. What do you think happened?
"Earthy Delight" Apple Pie sock yarn, by Apple Laine
This is an unusual base: 50% wool, 20% mohair, 20% silk and 10% nylon. The colours are truly beautiful, with nice intensity, depth, and attractive blending from one shade to the next. The yarn has a pretty sheen and I think will develop a pleasant halo when washed. It is machine washable. My only complaint is that these skeins are twisted and tied TIGHT. So tight in fact that the yarn has been quite compressed in places. I think I might open them up and re-skein them just to let them relax a bit.
Oh... and 5 sock patterns. The Apple Harvest socks pictured above, and 4 others.
It was a SALE! You would have done the same.
Just one more thing...
8 skeins of Manos del Uruguay worsted in colour 150 "Lava". It's black with red and taupe. Really striking. This pic doesn't begin to do it justice really. I'm going to make this cardi with it.
I'm so glad that December is nearly here. Both University and Work have lightened up and I may actually get to knit something in the next month or so. Wish me luck!