I had to go out yesterday afternoon to pick up a few things for my sister. When I got back she said there was a little accident. I was expecting a bodily function type of accident but that wasn’t the case.
One of her greyhounds tried to help me with the sock I’m knitting for my daughter.
Fortunately no stitches were lost or dropped. It’s just going to take me a while to untangle and rewind that yarn mess back into a ball.
I should have known better than to leave my knitting unsecured.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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