A BIG thank you!

TheKnittingMill's picture

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!

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Comments

Joe-in Wyoming's picture

Great knitting, Mill. That

Great knitting, Mill. That hat is very stylish and I think doing a slouch style greatly improves it. I had totally forgot about Pocket Book Slippers...They would greatly speed up my slipper production, providing I ever start working on them on a regular basis again. [Major burnout - I've only knit 5 to 6 pairs in 4 - 6 years.] I think I have the original pattern in one of my antique knitting books from the 1940s. Great socks, too. Blessings on you for your work in Haiti. Even though you are very humble about it, you deserve all the praise you get. You aren't there for any monetary gain, only from the goodness in your heart and desire to help. -- Books, knitting, cats, fountain pens...Life is Good.

TheKnittingMill's picture

Thanks so much Joe! That

Thanks so much Joe! That means a lot to me.

If some sissy tried to kick my ass I would say, "Hey, Mary, go knit me a sweater before I slap you in the face!”
--Eric Cartman, South Park

Joe-in Wyoming's picture

You are very welcome. --

You are very welcome. -- Books, knitting, cats, fountain pens...Life is Good.

Mnjack's picture

Nice work. I really like the

Nice work. I really like the hat, it is one that I will do for myself...some day. The socks are great and I agree with Chris, the legs are hot. Let us know when you venture back to Haiti, will keep you in my prayers. Jack

TheKnittingMill's picture

Thanks Jack, I will! If some

Thanks Jack, I will!

If some sissy tried to kick my ass I would say, "Hey, Mary, go knit me a sweater before I slap you in the face!”
--Eric Cartman, South Park

albert's picture

Beautiful work, Mill-

Beautiful work, Mill- Cripes, where do you get your energy?! Back to Haiti?- you have my prayers, and profound admiration and respect- I listen to the news on the radio; you're there in the thick of it making a difference- something I really can't comprehend.

TheKnittingMill's picture

It's the crack! (",).

It's the crack! (",). Thanks Albert, it means so much coming from all you guys who I respect!

If some sissy tried to kick my ass I would say, "Hey, Mary, go knit me a sweater before I slap you in the face!”
--Eric Cartman, South Park

chipsir's picture

wonderful pic's Millard,

wonderful pic's Millard, keep up the good work

scottly's picture

Love every thing - nice

Love every thing - nice job!!!

Chris Vandenburg's picture

I swear I saw your picture

I swear I saw your picture in the post office the other day! I think I have to call that John whatever who does that television show.... I think he is on to you. Very nice work &@@nA$$! The socks are fantastic and the hairly legs even better!

............now back to that fitting...................just where did I leave my tape......... I've gone metric you know! Sounds like more.

As always, take care bud,

Chris

"If a man has cream at home in the refrigerator he won't go out looking for 2% butterfat"
............Erma Bombeck