I finally finished the socks I began at the Colorado retreat. I was interrupted with a few other projects, a trip to FL, and the first two weeks of the start of another school year. I think they turned out well and they feel very comfortable. The Yarn is Lang Jawoll. It's a superwash, so they will make their maiden voyage through the wash tomorrow. They should soften up nicely.
This is my first completed sock. I've already cast on for the second one. It may be a basic pattern, but I'm very proud of this.
Being a knitter who knew very little about spinning, I have always turned to pre-made, readily available yarn. Whether at your LYS or at one of the numerous shops online, there is a ton of it out there and seemingly something for every rhyme or reason...
They are not your common knitting celebs like Antonio Banderas who learned to knit from co-star Catherine Zeta-Jones during the filming of "The Legend of Zorro", Australian ex-Prime Minister Julia Gillard who knitted a gift for the royal baby of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, or film star Nicholas Hoult of "Jack the Giant Slayer", who became obsessed with knitting and had already made two scar
Torso Color Work Complete
Wisdom seems to come with age and experience. In the process of losing my wife to cancer, I came to realize that prayer shawls were an answer to not knowing that to do when someone is in treatment, going through a difficult life-altering situation, or in need of comfort. To honor Kay, I have been knitting prayer shawls for 8 years and this is #131.
These were a bit easier to do than Kate Hepburn. Jean Harlow and Humphrey Bogart.
Trying to decide who's next:
Have worked up graphs on Spencer Tracy, Myrna Loy, Ava Gardner, and Clark Gable. Any suggestions?
I just have to give a plug for Woolly Wormhead's new book of patterns. She published this collection as a fund raiser to help save her community of Mutonia - which I know little about other than to say it seems to be a gypsy-like group of unconventional artists and the like whose lifestyle is being threatened by developers in Italy.