I said I wouldn’t knit any socks. I knew that I would totally suffer from second sock syndrome, so I never even considered knitting socks. Then I learned magic loop while knitting
my son’s armor. Suddenly socks didn’t seem so bad.
These are the tutorial socks from “2-at-time Socks” by Melissa Morgan-Oakes.
I don’t know when I’ll make a pair of real socks that would someone in my family. Jesse wants me to knit armor for his friend, so that will my next magic loop project.
Overall, this was a good project. There’s a lot of new stuff, including doing Kitchener stitch for the first time.
EDITED: Here’s an in-progress photo
EDITED: Added photos with the sock monster. How cool is it that the designer of the socks commented on my post! SQUEE!
I was almost done two weeks ago, but had the unfortunate problem of having way too much fabric in the hand…
I had to frog it down to the ribbing and re-knit it with size 1 needles. Now, they fit!
I did an inch of K2P2 ribbing on the hand to keep it from rolling and 3 rows of K1P1 on the thumb.
Knit washcloth in the shape of a cupcake.
I finished up the two-hour purse by using hand-painted roving and my needle-felting tools and freeforming some cool swirls. Bailey picked the roving because she wants the purse as a present for her birthday.
Here’s the Front:
and the back:
I also felted a circular shape that I knitted with the leftover yarn. Jesse wants it for his birthday, why I don’t know he just likes getting stuff I guess….
Friday night we went to the kids’ school to check out their science fair projects.
Jesse’s project was about the stages of tadpole development. Unfortunately, all the tadpoles died to they got a frog that still had a bit of a tail.
Bailey and her friend did Volcanos.
Saturday night, I got lots of knitting time while Brook was out with a friend and the kids were at Grandma’s. I put on an audiobook and cast on my Two-Hour Purse for Year of Wonders. I would have worked on my other projects, but, alas, they were left in the car and silly me didn’t feel like finding shoes and going out to get them (the problem with not having an attached garage!)
But, I got the purse all knitted up
And today, I felted it while waiting for emails from work.
Once it’s dry, I’m going to add decoration with my roving and needle-felting tools. 🙂
Washcloth in progress Originally uploaded by Shel Kennon
Year of Wonders continues with the Not-Your-Average Washcloth in Cotlin from Knit Picks. You can link to my current progress from the Ravelry module on the right side of the page.
A little more than a week before K returns to work and I got the green blanket buddy done! And in February as well. I guess it’s kind of fitting that a bunny project would be finished on leap day.
Another project done for year of wonders!
I was going to post last night about my awesome packages waiting for me when I got home, but after spending 1/2 hour getting hung up on by the insurance co’s IVR while trying to make a claim for my car I kind of ran out of blogging energy.
Squee! Loopy Ewe AND Knit Picks packages on the same day!
I’m not sure what I’ll do with these goodies: Malabrigo Lace Yarn in Cypress and Mariposa.
Of course, Little Loopy is hanging out with frank. Jesse wanted to keep him, but I said Nope, he’s mine! 🙂
And, my Knit Picks package contained my Options set I’ve been lusting after for months… I bought some extra cables and two sizes of the Harmony tips. Can’t wait to use them on a new project.
I also bought some Cotlin to use for my washcloth project in Year of Wonders. Not sure what I’ll do with my Merino or Wool of the ndes. The Navy Wool of the Andes — yes, I did buy some yarn that wasn’t green — will be for one of the felting projects in the book, just haven’t gotten to deciding yet.
This one is a happy bunny! Unfortunately, it got lost for about a month or it would have been done before its recipient was born.
Stupid crappy yarn keeps breaking… After the third time I realized that it wouldn’t hold up to being played with, so I finished up what I could, took photos and threw it away. OK, that part hurt….
Oh well, at least the yarn was on clearance when I bought it and I wasn’t making this for anyone specific. Still, I hate to make something and then have to discard it. Maybe if I bind off where the head starts, the cat can use it to sleep on.
Crocheted using Noro Sumile. Had to do something until my actual skin gets here from Amazon on Friday….
Tried to knit it, but it just wouldn’t be happy.
I also decided to add a wrist strap so that it would be a little more functional.
Got needle felting tools for my birthday. Just made this little guy. 🙂