Saturday, December 17, 2011

Flotsam and Jetsam

I have been knitting much, contrary to the evidence of the blog. I started a Maplewing in my beautiful Silk Shimmer Lace. (Which she doesn't seem to be dying anymore? A pity. She HAS, however, greatly improved the photography on her website. Kudos!)

And as always, there are Mindless Socks in the works. Here is number one:

And I finished the Irishman's big zig-zag socks, but need to sew elastic in the tops and get some modeled shots before I hand them over:

And of course I have not yet blocked the big purple thing. There will still be entertainment to come.

Monday, December 12, 2011

Finally, a Finished Object

These have been done for MONTHS . . . I just now got around to taking pictures:

Pattern: Bougainvillea, by Anne Hanson.

Yarn: Malabrigo Sock, colorway "Velvet Grapes."

Needles: US 00/1.75mm. (Malabrigo is so soft and I knit so loosely that I usually use a very small needle to prevent wear.)

I am very pleased with these--the pattern is harder to see on camera than in real life, and I love how the little vines twine around everything.

P.S. This makes number five for Year of the Sock. I may not make it to twelve, but I'll definitely get to seven. That's not so bad, right?