Beef and Guiness stew is bubbling away on the stove, and brown soda bread is baking. Warmish out today and it’s been snowing lightly for a couple of hours. Feels more like Sunday than Friday.
I finished off the year with 3 pairs of socks done. Two of the pairs were in the same pattern, same yarn, same colour. When I started, I loved these socks, but 4th sock syndrome slowed things down for a week and now I only hope I’ll still want to make a pair for myself later in
life the year. They were meant to be a woman’s medium and could have passed, but with so much stretch to them, I thought it best to have BB try them on, just in case. As it turned out, there was enough stretch to fit a man-sized foot comfortably – and he really liked them. I set aside the finished one and cast on a smaller pair. The gifted pair didn’t hit the mail until yesterday; BB had his pair for New Year’s Eve.
Here are the ones I made for my sister. She got them today and I’m told they fit perfectly. Yay!
Go With the Flow Socks from Sock Pixie, in Mission Falls 136, Russet
I made these for her mother-in-law.
Bed Peds, courtesy of The Caffeinated Knitter, in Patons Shetland Chunky Tweeds, Deep Red
Talk about quick, easy knitting – bulky yarn, 4.5 mm dpn’s and no heel. I need some of these bed socks for myself, maybe out of the new fleece yarn I saw at Knit and Caboodle. Since they only took me two days to knit up, making a couple of pairs or so shouldn’t interfere with any of my other projects, right?
Believing this to be true, I started a sweater last weekend as well. Just a plain-jane pullover, loosely based on the Sassy Stripes Pullover. It’s a Moda Dea pattern I’ve had for so long that the yarn has been discontinued. Since it’s all stockinette, I decided to use a jacquard yarn to keep it more interesting. I hope it will go fairly quickly as I suspect the weather will take a turn soon.
Back ribbing done. Bernat Jacquards in Jasmine