My Secret Sewing Project

I haven’t done anything with the Karate Kid’s sock, not even ripped it back into a ball. I will need to do that before I make the ball into a skein to redye the yarn.

I have finished my secret sewing project though!

What is it?

A walker caddy for my sister who has a hip replacement scheduled in a couple of weeks.

I purchased this pattern and made some modifications to accommodate a walker.

It has tons of pockets plus some zippered pockets for more secure storage.

Here it is in action…

I had to put on my thinking cap to change the pattern to my wants, such as lining the pockets with white fabric, adding binding where none was used, adjusting and adding the straps, eliminating zippers, and making slip pockets.

It was worth it when I received this text from my sister:

Now back to my yarn…

Patti

Karate Kid socks

I started the Karate Kid’s socks last week and texted his mom a picture to see if he still liked the pattern.

The colors are beautiful but not quite for a nine-year old boy so I am going to redye the yarn in darker greens and blues.

Hopefully we will both like the bolder colors better…for a Karate Kid pair of socks.

Patti

Vanilla ROY Artist socks

The socks for the Artist just flew off my needles. I’m not sure if it was the vibrant colors, the simple sock pattern, or my knitting Mojo.

Z's R-O-Y socks

I cast on sock #1 on July 28 and finished sock #2 Monday evening…except for grafting the toe as I try to do that in the morning when my brain is rested.

This was hand-dyed yarn from the marathon dyeing session at the end of June.

The colors remind me of tropical fruits: pineapple. mango, papaya, and coconut. Refreshing colors on hot summer days.

Z's R-O-Y heel

The pattern was a basic top-down sock in plain stockinette stitch that really showed off the colors and an Eye of Partridge heel flap.

Z's R-O-Y toes

Once again to save as much of the hand-dyed yarn, I knit the toes in a contrasting color. This time it was Knit Picks Stroll fingering weight in Scarlet.

E and Z socks

These two pairs are off to Colorado to the Artist and the Princess.

Next up are socks for the Karate Kid…just as soon as I finish a sewing project.

Have you finished anything lately?

Patti

Double Moss Princess Socks

I finished the Princess’s socks last week. She decided on the Double Moss stitch since I already had a finished pair using the stitch.

To stretch her hand-dyed yarn I added pink toes.

I used exactly 53 grams of the 106-gram skein of yarn so I could possibly get a second pair for her. The pink is Rouge in Knit Picks Stroll and I used 6 grams for the toes.

I love how the purple broke into blue and pale red. I like both the double moss stitch texture as well as the plain knit sole.

I hope she will be happy with them.

Patti