So since I’m working from home today (honest! I’m not just sitting around knitting! Er, much anyway), I thought I’d at least try to get some project pictures taken and do some updates.
First I finally got a picture of the Reverse Red Sox I made for CoffeeBoy
Reverse Red Sox
Started: August 24th
Completed: November 6th
Yarn: Knit Picks Bare (sock weight) and Mountain Color Barefoot in Rich Red
Pattern: Used Tubey from Son of Stitch & Bitch for inspiration but it’s just my basic sock with a stripe on the cuff & contrasting heel & toes
Needles: US2 Harmony dpns
Notes: These took awhile to do. I love CB but honestly, socks for him are so very boring – he only wants plain white socks with contrast heel & toe. That’s it. No fancy design. Not even any extra ribbing. So, I kept putting them down to work on something more interesting, hence the 2 & half months to finish them. He specifically asked for these actually – while I am probably the bigger Red Sox fan in this household, we both enjoy watching the games (actually, I had promised to get them done before the playoffs…oops) My thought was that I would make his & then for myself, I would do some regular looking Red Sox socks. But I may need to rethink that…here’s what happened after one wear & wash:
I had a feeling it would too. Oh the joys of working with a rich red & white. That’s only a small part of the bleeding – in fact, I wouldn’t even wash them with anything else – I actually handwashed them (yes, apparently I do love CB, I handwashed his socks.) So he may end up with pink & red socks at some point. I may have to forgo my Red Sox Socks, at least with this yarn. I think I’m going to make some tiny ones for my mom instead – when she was out here, she thought the logo was adorable so maybe I’ll just make up a couple for her & make a magnet or ornament or something that won’t get washed.
And on to other socks…
Tye-dyed socks! Well, that’s what it looks like to me in any case. I had mentioned before my mom had given me her Socks That Rock stash with a promise to make her more socks. Well, I’m finally getting around to it (is it bad to make a pair of socks for my mom as a gift if she bought the yarn?). I’m a little annoyed at the pooling, but I do like how it turned out altogether and my mom won’t care. I’m partway through the other sock, so I’ll probably have it done by the weekend. 1 present down! Luckily, I don’t think she reads the blog, so I think I’m safe on this one.
I had to put aside my grandma’s blanket because (of course) I ran out of the only color I didn’t buy a second skein of – when I was buying the second skeins, I couldn’t remember if the color was beige or light grey (yeah, I’m a little forgetful) so I figured I would just pick it up another time…but then I forgot. Sigh. So instead I’m working on some hats for my nephews. I picked up Valley Yarns Sugarloaf for them – wow I love this yarn. So so so soft, it’s perfect for my nephews. Instead of swatching the normal way, I made a swatch hat – I have 3 potential people I can give it too – a 4 year old, a 8 year old and my brother in law so I figured it would fit someone
Just a basic black hat. Now I have an idea on the stitch count for the rest of them. I think I may just do some plain striped hats, even though I usually try to think of something unique. I was thinking about the Poke-A-Dot Alien hat but I just don’t think colourwork with bulky yarn will be all that great.
I need to get more of this yarn, I think it would be perfect for toys too. I’m thinking about the Donkey from Pundit Babies from Mochimochi for my toddler niece.
There I go, spreading my liberal agenda to the young. :)
Okay, I guess I should actually do some work now…