Friday, February 23, 2007

Finished - One pair of Bunny socks.

I am a good Mommy. Yes. I. Am. I made Bunny a pair of skating socks that she absolutely adores. Her little feets get so cold in her skates that she cries at the end of each lesson. So, like a good Mommy, I knit her a pair in Drops Alpaca and some other dark pink yarn that I had laying around.IMG_2722

I also made her a pair of mittens to match. I can't wait to try them out this weekend at skating. I plan on stuffing the toe with some fleece if these aren't warm enough still, but I am hoping that I will only have to do that as a last resort. There was no real pattern for these, but I did use this book (The Knitter's Handy Book of Patterns: Basic Designs in Multiple Sizes & Gauges) as a guide . Of all the books that I have stockpiled over the last year, this one is my favorite as it seems to have all of the necessary measurements for knitting almost anything using any size needles and any weight yarn. All you have to do is pick your yarn, choose what ever needles you feel the yarn will best swatch up on, depending of course on what you are making (i.e. more dense for a hat or mittens, less so for something that you want to have more drape - like a sweater or scarf) , and then consult the various chart in the book to find out how many stitches to cast on. Hate math? No problem. This book does all the work for you. All you need to know is your gauge. There you have it: Bunny socks.

In other news, Terry is going to be presenting at the first ever Vancouver Tech Fest and he is super duper excited. Who can blame him really? This is a big step for him and he has really worked hard over the last year to earn it. Check him out here (scroll down to the bottom of the page). Could I be any more proud? I doubt it.



Finally, it has been brought to my attention that there has been a serious lack of yarn porn lately. In an attempt to rectify the situation, please accept this smattering of sock yarn and stitch markers. I found the stitch markers and the bottom two skeins of sock yarn here (she has the most amazing stitch markers) and the rest, including a skein of Fleece Artist Merino sock (in the red/burgundy colors), a skein of purple/green from All things Heather, a skein in the loveliest shade of blues from J-Knits, and two skeins of Regia Bamboo which I just love, came from theloopyewe. Enjoy. I know I will. And, I had the best of luck at my Tuesday night stitch and bitch at Make One. I received an offer from one of the other attendees to knit socks out of the ever growing stash that I am accumulating. I casually mentioned that the stash seems to be out of control (as does my habit I suppose) and she jumped at the chance to knit the yarn. Seems she can't afford to spend money on sock yarn right now, but has a burning desire to knit more socks. I have lots of sock yarn and not much time to knit it all. Voila. Symbiosis born. I can't wait to post some photos of my new socks that are not knit by me. Once question though -does this still count towards my FO count??

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