Although these projects are all somehow “work” related (I’m still working on how to fit in doing some knits that are just for me) I do love each of them and feel like it’s the first time in over a year that I’ve been able to sit and just enjoy knitting.
These socks have been in development for months. I’ve lost count the number of times I swatched and partially knit this sock. This weekend I finally bound off the sock and feel like I can now share it. Sock #2 should come together much quicker.
pattern Tufted Diamonds (rav link)
yarn Indigo Moon Nature’s Harvest in Madder Red
I’ve wanted to design a knee high that could truly be made for a wide variety of calves. This one is custom-sized and can go up to a 20″ calf. I’m also including a crew height sock in case you don’t want to knit the knee high length.
pattern bifrost socks by kristel nyberg from knotions spring 2009
yarn trekking 100
mods toe-up on 1 circ
I’m teaching a toe-up 2 at a time sock class and decided to make mine patterned just to make it more interesting for me to knit. This yarn has been in my stash for ages and if it wasn’t for the fact that I wanted to use a yarn the LYS carries I doubt I would have picked this. Now that I’m knitting it up I love it and can’t wait to wear them.
I’m also teaching a beading class and Janine Le Cras was nice enough to allow me to use the pattern in the class. I’m going to post an update to the charts to include the beads in case anyone else is interested.
pattern seaside serenade by janine le cras in knotions spring 2009
yarn woolbearers sterling sock yarn in Colonial Blue
beads clear with a silver lining
I’m using a fingering weight yarn instead of a laceweight so this stole is going to be quite wide (at least 25″). The yarn is a real surprise to me. I don’t think of myself as liking metallic yarns but this has just enough to make it sparkle without seeming over the top.