Wednesday, August 19, 2009

warm, continued

Sure, it's in the high 80s and I just park it in front of the AC and knit on. Winter is coming...

More socks for Daughter.

This is Joann "Sensations" sock yarn; a new style called "Bamboo and Ewe." Knitting it up was simply delightful. It is very, very soft, which may be a lousy feature of sock yarn. It gets lots of wear and rubbing inside of shoes, and I fear it may pill. Time will tell. I bought this colorway (don't know the name and I chucked the label, oops), and solid red, because I have not been able to find a solid, basic red sock yarn anywhere. I think it is priced at $5.99, so with a coupon it's not a bad deal at all.

I started these with 52 stitches on size 2 needles, but after turning the heel, I decreased down to 48 stitches for Daughter's narrow feet. The last pair I made was a bit baggy in the foot.

I started another pair of socks for her immediately, but my hands are tired of tiny needles at the moment. I also cast on for a sweater for AJ, using odds and ends of Paton's Classic Merino. I'm thinking stripes. We'll see what happens...I have so many ideas for sweaters and accessories I want to knit up for both of my children. I am running out of time for some as these kids grow like weeds! I have already missed out on several patterns for Daughter because I simply waited too long and she is too big.

Must. Knit. Faster!

1 comment:

Karen said...

That's how I feel with a variety of patterns in seasons and sizes. There are so many children (it seems) and too few hours in the day.