Wednesday, January 03, 2007

Stick a fork in it

My cuffed socks are finally done! How do you like the swirly effect on the right one? Please excuse the super-pale legs; I'm a redhead living in the Midwest. I've totally given up on the concept of getting a tan. Here, maybe this will be easier on the eyes:

Thank goodness for mannequins, eh? Anyway, I can hardly wait for the weather to warm up enough to wear them. Knit with Sockotta, my own pattern, which is available here.

I've put the potluck potholder through several washes; I like the way it is turning out. It will definitely be thick enough. It is currently down to 9 inches square, which is a little larger than I want. Otherwise, I'd stop felting now, even though there is still a little stitch definition. It is nice and thick and soft; I'm looking forward to using it. I'm going to toss it in the washer one more time, but I think I'll start out a little smaller next time. Maybe cast on just 81 stitches instead of 91.

Some more FOs to show off:

These are all the socks made for CIC from the tapestry wool generously donated by Carla. The pair on the far right I just finished up last week. Thank you Carla!

So, that finished up the old year for me. I'll tell you about my projects for the new year in another post, along with some yarn pron.

Speaking of the New Year, the b/f & I celebrated quietly at home. Well, at home, anyway. The b/f just had some minor surgery on his heel, so he wasn't up to dancing. We stayed in and watched some TV, then at midnight we set off some fireworks saved from the 4th. The b/f's father did the same (somehow we didn't see his fireworks; we usually can). He had the added pleasure of discovering he has a beer-drinking cat. He poured a little beer in a saucer and offered it to Peter, who consumed precisely four laps. So, now he has a drinking buddy!

Can I see some ID?


At 4:05 PM, Anonymous Donna said...

Beautiful socks and I love the picture of Peter!

At 3:33 AM, Anonymous Ruth said...

Beautiful socks and your cat is very cute.


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