Monday, January 28, 2008

Finally some knitting....

These took me a looong time to finish. It's the first time I've used Fleece Artist and while I liked it, I used size 1 needles so it was a "snug" knit. They're firm, while still soft, and will wear well, but weren't as easy for me as the thinner yarns I use (lorna's laces).


I LOVE the colorway Fruit Punch. It reminds me of candy, or roses. It's so hard to get a good picture to respresent the true color, the green is so bright and pretty. The top pic is a tad closer in the pink range than the bottom one, but it's too light - and the next one is too dark! I just couldn't win today.



Below: I saw these on Dawn's Ravelry project page and loved them for my Mother in Law (who loves butterflies!). I made her two for her new kitchen. I hope she enjoys them! **ETA: here's the pattern: Lacy Butterfly Dishcloth. Sorry, I should've done that before!



They came to visit us yesterday so I was finally able to give her her socks as well as Grandpa's hats that I knit for him. (I didn't get pictures of those, they were just basic 1x1 and 2x2 rib hats.) I think I've already posted pics of the ones I DIDN'T give him, the burgundy one in Cleckheaton (I remade one in Plymouth Encore) and the Bernat Denimstyle one (I redid in the round instead of seaming, hubby got the seamed one).


Dawn and I are going to work on a sock pattern using Magic Loop in February. (Which neither of us has done before - but we're FEARLESS!! ). I got my yarn wound for that today. I'm using more Fleece Artist in either Blueberry or Burgundy.


I'm hoping these won't have the problems I ran into with the Fruit Punch skein. It had some spots that looked like it was cut almost all the way thru and was hanging on by a thread. I had to cut and reattach and I hate doing that with socks!! That was disappointing. Especially since it kept happening, has anyone else had that problem?


Busy Busy, games on Saturday, practice pictures tomorrow, Beta Club induction ceremony, cleaning and more cleaning, birthday party shopping, hair appointment (I need it desperately!) and all this while getting very little sleep. I hope it all goes smooth.

5 comments:

Anna said...

I love that fruit punch color! That's a nice lookin' pair 'o socks!

I've never done Magic Loop before. It's on my list of things to learn, but it sort of scares me. Then again, so did cables, and those are really easy!

knittinwolf said...

Oooh love the socks! The dishcloths turned out soooo pretty! Who's birthdays coming up? I need to finish those one socks...still have 6 more repeats and then I'll start the magic loopy doopy la la socks :)...doing olive in secret!:)

Dawn said...

Okay, I'm getting my fingers in the right places finally...I believe magic loop is FASTER. I think this may be addictive...

Thanks girls, for the kudo's for my socks! You'll have to get some Fruit Punch, I just LUV it too! :) I'd buy more if I wasn't on this stupid yarn diet!! sob, sniff..

Dawn, it's my daughter's friend's b/d. She's going to her first sleep over on Sat (that's not with family, LOL!). She's really excited!

Karen said...

Love your new socks, the colors are so pretty! I will have to check out that dishcloth pattern, my MIL loves butterflies too.

knittinwolf said...

Look at your 2008 list of FO's! So impressed! Can't wait to start the loopy socks too! Gotta do more olives! Olive You!