First of all, thanks so much to all of you sweet guys for your kind words and sentiments about my work in Haiti! It felt like a big, warm hug that my weary body much needed upon return. I'm certainly not worthy of the praise but I whole-heartedly welcome and accept your encouragement and support. I'm hoping to fly back out in about four weeks to do another 14 day stent! I've got a BUNCH of FO's to share so without further adieu...
The "Herringbone Rib Socks" are a free pattern from Interweave Knits' website and were originally published in IK Winter '08. They were made with Schaffer Yarn, "Anne" on size US 2 DPN's from the top-down. I LOVE 'em and have a new favorite sock yarn, but they made me their bitch!
The "Pocket Book Slippers" are a free Ravelry download that I made with the left over LB Collection Organic Wool in Toffee from my sister's cardigan. They're for Mommy Dearest. They were done at the same time, CO with 2 balls, on size US 7 needles and were quick and easy! Great last minute gift and quite an ingenious, quirky design.
The "Knotty but Nice" hat was a free pattern from Knitty.com and made with the same leftover wool on size US 7, 16" circulars and DPN's. I lengthened the hat a bit after the cabling and followed my own decreasing pattern (I didn't like the written decreasing) to make it slouch a bit (Albert being my inspiration). I LOVE this hat. I'd love to make another a bit longer with hand spun cream wool.
You can get all the details and more photos on my Ravelry site http://www.ravelry.com/people/Millard
Will be posting more (yes there's more) a bit later!