I am finishing up another simple lace scarf for a friend of my son. It is a lovely light grey fibre 100% mink. I should be done this weekend. Then I am either going to do Jared Flood's Rock Island Shawl or his Timberline Shawl Collared Cabled Cardigan. What does the group think and which would you like to see first.
So here is the set of completed sock I took a couple pics so you could see it from different angles. Also I had to whip up something for a baby shower the other day and I made some little head bands in crochet for a coworker. Use some Malabrigo lace I had simple but I think her baby girl will look lovely in these.
What a great learning experience this was. Here is the finished sock. Now, on to the next one! I took a chance and estimated how much extra yarn I would have and decided to double up on the strands on the toe so that it is reinforced. I had enough, thankfully.
Well, I took the plunge and began the Brethren Socks. After studying the pattern and trying to visualize how things would be different using magic loop knitting, I decided to just forge ahead and see what mischief might befall me. After a couple false starts and a few hiccups along the way, as well as encouraging words from Crafty Andy, things went along pretty smoothly.
As part of a "March Madness" challenge on a Ravelry group I belong to, we were to pick 3 projects to accomplish during March. Mine were: 1) The Skype beanie. 2) Finish the "Spiraling Purl" socks. 3) Begin a new project with the 2nd skein of yarn used for the socks.
This is my long-time friend Mickey, wearing the birthday present I knitted for him. Simply Red Heart Knitting Worsted, and a vintage pattern. Being that Mickey is quite short, I had to subtract some length from the body and sleeves. It was an easy knit nonetheless.
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i used Kevat (spring in Finnish, or so i'm told) pattern
qiviuk 56 gr
on size 7
decided to make a st st section in middle both for more structure but also so it wasn't so bead heavy
About an hour ago, one of my former students from two years ago visited me at school. He is on the USA Paralympic Hockey team and just got back from Sochi, Russia. We had parent-teacher conferences tonight and he brought his gold medal over for me to see. I was so touched and honored that he would do that. I had fun holding and wearing the medal and posing with him.