Monday, March 31, 2008

Moments Away From Happy Feet



I haven't done a lot of knitting since Christmas. I knit several pairs of mitts for my shop before Christmas; my mom and my nephew got socks. My other two nephews got monster-hats (alas unphotographed), and my daughter "swiped" the one special project sweater that was supposed to be for me.

In January and February, I eked along on a pair of socks for a dear woman I know and love. She has size-10 feet, so that took a while. Then I started a pair for myself. What is special about mine is that they are knitted with some of my very first yarn spun finely enough to knit some DK weight socks. DK/light worsted is my favorite weight for sock knitting. I had to sub in some other yarn I spun and plied as I didn't keep quite enough to finish the job. But I like the final effect just fine. One toe to graft and a few ends to get rid of, and I will have happy feet.

And now for a quick sweatery update:


4 comments:

Ghislaine said...

The colours of that sweater are right up my alley! I loved clicking on the photo to get the close-up and seeing all the wonderful texture. I can't wait to see the completed piece.

The socks are nothing to sneeze at either :)

BabyLongLegs said...

I love the colours in the jumper.....
I wish I was patient enough to spin enough yarn for a jumper....let alone actually knit anything bigger than socks or hats!!!

Can't wait to see the FO :)

Love
Sarah xXx

Dandy said...

that sweater is amazing!!!

shan aka kephas said...

oh jayne, breath taking. you have really, really inspired me. i hope i can get my paws on your lettuce yarn before someone else steals it. please visit me someday: http://www.knitshanknit.blogspot.com i am also starting up on etsy (still developing my shop) under knitshanknit

love the sweater. holy cow.