Remember last week when I said we had cleaned out the garage? Well, I was very happy to find a box with my knitting supplies in it. I had been feeling bad because that stuff hadn't turned up yet, and I was wanting to knit. I found a couple of projects that were all but done, so I finished them up quickly:
On these, one was all done except for tying off the thumb, and the other needed the thumb knitted. So, I finished this project in less than 30 minutes! I then felted them in the washerd. They are really nice, thick, warm mittens for Sweet Pea this winter. I gave them to her, she put them on, and said, "Thanks, Mom! These will REALLY help me on the monkey bars!" Huh? Oh well, she loved them. They sort of came out different sizes (meaning they don't quite match in size) after felting. But they turned out pretty well, overall.
One of these socks was done, the other only needed the toe and instep part finished. So, I quick finished that, wove the ends in, washed them, and they turned out so cute! I really love all the self-striping yarn that is out these days! It's such a nice suprise exactly how the socks will turn out. I am totally hooked on knitting socks. They are small and easy to take along when you are going somewhere. They are an "accomplishable" project. There is no finishing. And the sock yarns are so cute!
Not the greatest photo, sorry. Sweet Pea took it for me. It felt good to put on handmade socks today. They look great, huh? (My pants are not high waters! I pulled them up so you can see!)
I cast on these. I had this yarn laying around, and it's wool. (The orange and pink socks are cotton.) I am liking how these are turning out. For me, knitting is a great car project...better than sewing. And I like doing it in front of the TV, too. Socks are somewhat mindless to knit, because you are knitting in the round. No purling. I made good progress on these over Thanksgiving, so it's almost time to go get a couple more skeins of sock yarn. I like having a good sock wardrobe!
If you like to knit and haven't tried knitting socks yet, you should. You'll get hooked, too. Sweet Pea wants some now. I have to figure out how to adapt the pattern for her small feet. :-)
Until next time,