Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Random Handknits

Because I am such a contrarian, I have neither completely random posting nor works in progress. Instead, I have finished items! We have two different methods of keeping feet warm and one way of keeping other parts warm (and stylish).

Pattern: Twin Rib from Sensational Knitted Socks, by Charlene Schurch
Yarn: Opal Rodeo
Needles: US 1 dpns
Notes: Quick, easy, and seemed to suit the yarn. These needed something other than a straight stockinette and the basic 6x2 rib didn't seem quite right either so I went for this twin rib with a short row heel. I had many moments of doubt as I knit these, but I'm glad I stayed the course. These should be good for keeping one of my northern friends warm.

Pattern: Fuzzy Feet from Knitty
Yarn: Brown Sheep Lamb's Pride Worsted
Needles: US 10.5 dpns
Notes: Another successful pair of Fuzzy Feet! These are destined for Young Man's wonderful teacher. How many fifth grade teachers can get this recommendation? One recent evening, while Young Man was doing homework, he blurted out, "I like Mrs. M!" High praise from a fifth grade boy, indeed! I also added some Puffy paint on the bottoms as it would not do for our favorite teacher to injure herself on a slippery floor.

Okay, this one is a teaser. This is a shot of my Gathered Pullover while it is blocking. I hope to wear it on Friday and I might even get enough nerve to pose while wearing it. After seeing Girl Who Knits model her version, I have extreme stage fright. I am not nearly so neat and trim as she.

1 comment:

Eyja said...

Lovely! I just cast on for the gathered pullover a couple of days ago. We'll have to meet at some point and wear them together.