Friday, July 25, 2014

Craftsy July Mystery Knit Along - DONE

KalWe are on a roll! I cast on Craftsy's July Mystery Knit Along. It is a hat by Alana Dakos knit in Tracie Too Sport by Imperial Yarn. This is workshop on the Craftsy site. The pattern and yarn is included in the workshop cost. You also get access to a step by step tutorial and access to a forum with other knitting the project. I thought the yarn would be a bit more blue, but it is a pleasing gray. I have forgotten how satisfying it is to knit a hat. Such quick results! I think there will be more than enough yarn left over for a second hat.
  Here is it is before blocking. I've already cast with plans to add pattern repeats with hopes of a slouchy effect.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Fruit Stripe Gum Socks - DONE!

Fruit stripe gum socks DONEAs soon as Fretful stepped off my needles, I cast on another sock - Fruit-stripe-gum-socks-featuring-a-spiral-rib. This time using Knit Picks Felici in Firefighter. Ooh, way softer than Patons Stretch Socks and much more fun to knit with. This is another easy to remember pattern that just seemed to knit itself. So much so, that another pair of socks has made it off my needles! Okay it still took a month, but the second side was done in less than a week. That's more like it!

I love the effect!

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Fretful is DONE!

Fretful DONE!Fretful is DONE! Actually it has been done for awhile now. They were on my feet a few days after my last post. The boxy toes are not noticeable after you put them on.

The pattern in Fretful by Twisted Knitter. It is a simple pattern that has made sock knitting with a toddler possible. It really took longer than it should have because the yarn is a bit stiffer than I would have liked.