Tuesday, April 28, 2015
Sunday, April 26, 2015
This second photo is what it looked like when I got home Thursday evening. I spent the first ten minutes of colloquium ripping back to the foot, because I realized that the foot was way to long. By an inch. This is the first time I've used this particular heel pattern, so it's not that surprising that I had to figure out the hard way how much length the heel adds to the foot (if you're wondering, I now know it's 4.25"). What is surprising is how long I was in denial about the need to rip it back and re-do it.
I don't mind, because for me socks are about process - after all, in this hot humid hot humid climate I don't wear socks very often - so it just means I get to knit with this wonderfully soft beautiful yarn for longer. And even if I were knitting for product, it's so much better to have a product that fits!
Thursday, April 23, 2015
paper-pieced blocks from Quiltcon into a cover for my serger. I measured the serge (which is a very strange shape) and drew some diagrams.
I sewed together a strip for the front, top, and back, and quilted that in the ditch to a piece of batting (no backing). I quilted the green print in parallel straight lines and later cut it into pieces for the side panels.
Here's the finished front...
Tuesday, April 21, 2015
Sunday, April 19, 2015
Thursday, April 16, 2015
Tuesday, April 14, 2015
I'm using Fleegle's toe-up sock formula, with ribbing and cabling inspired by these socks by Hunter Hammersen.
I think I spent two hours or so to get as far as this photo shows: one and a half short flights.
This brings me (hopefully very temporarily) up to SEVEN works-in-progress. I need to finish some things ...
Sunday, April 12, 2015
little lambie slippers for her niece and nephew for Easter. My niece is Greek Orthodox, so she celebrates Easter today, and l decided that she needed adorable lambie slippers for Easter, too. Never mind that the Yarn Harlot lives in Canada and here it is already eighty degrees and humid. These were quick and fun to knit and l think they came out pretty cute.