I finished my sweater. Instead of a fancy photo, I thought I would show you how the sweater will be used: over pajamas, accompanied by a cup of coffee.
Should I block the button band? Yes. Am I going to? No. I sewed on the buttons, and that is enough.
With the completion of this sweater I’m back in the black on my yarn diet. Now I can start daydreaming about the Iowa Sheep and Wool Festival in June.
I finished Audrey’s slipper socks. She is a big fan. She doesn’t have the hang of sock modeling yet.But she did insist on taking a picture of the socks herself.
I finally convinced her to stand still so I could take a picture.
I think they will be cozy and fun. I would make myself a pair if I could stomach the thought of making socks that tall for myself.
I finished my Green Bay socks. I think they will be perfect for sitting around watching football. They will also be perfect for wearing around town, but I knit them specifically for football season.
The yarn is by Biscotte Yarns. This is my second time working with their yarn, and won’t be my last.
I decided to darn my socks. I didn’t bother looking for yarn that matches or coordinates, I just grabbed some yarn. You won’t be able to see the fix when I’m wearing shoes so I decided not to bother. While darning them I noticed how thin the rest of the heels are. I don’t think these socks will last much longer. I won’t be patching them a second time.
On Friday I was knitting away on my projects when a skein of yarn called to me. It was a skein of Poems Silk (75% wool 25% silk) that was sent to me in a fiber exchange. It is not yarn I would normally pick. I don’t knit much with silk, and the colors are not my style. I was compelled to cast on a hat.
I blame Alissa. Her post on Friday about her WIPs was too inspirational. I asked her about having so many WIPs and she explained it so well I thought I should add another project to my knitting basket (it’s not really a basket, BTW, it is more of a pile of project bags).
I decided on the Bankhead pattern. I cast on 90 stitches and got to work. From the beginning I didn’t like the yarn, but I did like seeing how the colors progressed. I knit until I was almost out of yarn. I ended up with a hat that fits the kids. They need another hat, especially Elliot, who is hat obsessed.
I don’t like the yarn, but I loved the pattern. I’ll be making this hat again, next time with a solid wool yarn. Maybe even a farm yarn…something that screams sheep.
I was hoping to have a project to work on mindlessly for a week or two, but once I started this hat I just wanted to be done with it. I’m now only 170 g in the hole for my yarn diet.
Hoarfrost is done. I love how it turned out. It is beautiful and smooshy, just as a shawl should be.
It was impossible to get good pictures of. Please excuse the child who refuses to wear pants.
This shawl was a delight to make. This is my second Andrea Mowry worsted weight shawl and probably not my last.
A dear friend’s father passed away earlier this week, so this shawl went to her. I wanted to give her a wooly hug that she can wrap herself in.
I love these socks. I’m pleased to have a way to wear hand knit socks in the summer. These will be peeking out of my Chucks every day I’m not wearing sandals.