Monday, April 25, 2011
Ok so here are my projects for April - socks aplenty! First pair is using Cascade Heritage Handpaints in colorway 9883 Wild Roses (pinks) and the pattern is the Basic Sock by Churchmouse Teas. I was really happy how quick this went - took me about 2 weeks start to finish.
Then since there was still 2 weeks of month left, and I wanted to try the same pattern in larger needles (and slightly variated) using some stash yarn which had been (ahem) aging, I made my guy a pair of socks. Somehow the 3 balls of yarn I had in my stash had turned to 2, so I found a matching superwash wool (Louet Gems 100% merino wool) for the cuff, heels and toe. He was very excited to watch the progress of "his" socks. I must say, it's really nice to knit for people that appreciate the effort involved. The multi-colored wool is Stahl Big Print.
I'm fairly certain I'm way over for yardage. The first pair called for 1 skein of yarn (437 yards) although I have a small ball left over, and the second pair used the two balls of Big Print (90yds_ and half the Louet. Now back to my May project, which is a little more time consuming since it's a sweater.
I love the little projects, they're great for my commute and so gratifying once they're done.