Hello again, Blogland!
I’ve been both lazy and busy with real life with some knitting thrown in.
Like what? Something for my Gryffindor swap partner…
This is the first non-garter back and forth thing I’ve ever made. Partner, I hope you realize the sacrifice involved!
Then some washclothes a’ la Elizabeth Zimmermann to use up some scraps:
The one on the left is EZ’s (February) double knitting pot handler from Knitter’s Almanac. The one on the right is 2 garter triangles I grafted together. I called these my technique towels- now I know the theory of double knitting and garter grafting.
Then there was planning and ordering yarn for my next [huge] project. Remember the twin Fishtraps I made this spring? Their father now wants a matching sweater. This will be an adventure!
I’m going to do it as a seamless Saddle Shoulder to eliminate the steek and seaming. With a base number of 268 I’m looking to minimize labor any way I can… More EZ love, think I’ll ever get tired of it? uh, no.
Then there were the last minute socks for my mother:
Just a generic cuff-down sock on 64 stitches with an adapted chart from HelloYarn‘s We Call Them Pirates. The yarn is Sunbeam St. Ives 4 ply sock and a bit of leftover Tofutsies for the skullys. US sz. 0 / 2mm needles. Gauge was 8 sts/in.
I offered to make Mom some socks for her first day of school (college at 51- go Mom!) and got a request for pirates. It seems I’ll never be finished knitting pirates! I finished them up at 1 o’clock this morning. It should not have been hard to finish up a pair of ankle socks in 4 days but…
…I went to the Oregon Flock and Fiber Fest…. that will be it’s own post tomorrow.