Now that some gifts have been delivered, I can finally blog about them. I showed these in my previous post:
Well, here's the right side:
Pattern: Snicket Socks by Sabine Riefler
Yarn: Trekking XXL; col 145
Needles: 2.25mm Hiya Hiya dpns (love these needles)
Notes: I made the 66 st version but I wish that I'd made it bigger. The constant cabling really makes the sock less stretchy. I was very concerned that they wouldn't fit. I made a ton of mods. I omitted the short row heel and did a traditional heel flap. I also used my standard wedge toe instead of the one specified. I also chose to knit the sole in rev. stockinette instead of stockinette because I thought that it'd make the cables pop more. The pattern reminds me of chicken wire.
A close friend of mine recently had a baby and I went a little crazy making things. I've already posted sneak peaks of these projects but here they are in their full glory.
Pattern: Drops Baby Blanket (free pattern)
Yarn: Lion Brand Cotton Ease; 4 skeins of Maize
Needles: 5mm Addi Turbos and a 5mm crochet hook for the edging
Notes: Love this pattern! So simple yet elegant.
And a matching pair of pjs to wear under the blanket:
These are the Kimono PJs from the book "Amy Butler's little stitches for little ones" (pictured on the front cover).
Ricky sez, "A new blanket? Why thank you, Mom" (notice that he's sleeping on an afghan)