Thursday, May 10, 2007

Oh Boy!

Life has been hectic to say the least around here, everything seems to happen at once. I was all ready to start my new jacket and in fact had cast on the stitches when within two days I received orders for three pairs of socks and one baby hat. I have finished the baby hat.

Isn't he so cute, he is my new little model for baby hats, I found him in Spotlight. Getting back to the hat it is knitted in 8ply merino wool and from the good old faithful 1970's Winter Warmers pattern book but I did make some adjustments as the person wanted it to have earflaps and the original pattern had some moss stitch above the ears which to me looked a bit strange.

The first of the socks in Opal using Shazzas Sock Pattern and you may notice that I am not using my old faithful bamboo dpns, this is because in my quest to find the perfect sock needles I discovered these which are available through Donni. The verdict? I love them and will be ordering some more in the not too distant future as they don't hurt my hands or wrists at all.

This is the first pair of two for a lady who wants them for her husband but thankfully she wanted thick socks, so these are from an old 1950's Patons knitting book of socks and they are 8ply but knitted on 3mm needles which gives them a lovely smooth, thick texture and are quite quick to knit also. I am waiting on some grey from Bendigo Woollen Mills as I didn't have any grey in my stash, what a good excuse to buy some more yummy wool from my favourite woollen mill. I sold four items from my Etsy Shop within a couple of days which gave me some spending money.

Oh well I must go and finish these socks, till next time,happy knitting.

Wednesday, May 02, 2007