Friday, January 5, 2007
This is the first sock finished, which I completed last night. I have cast on for the second sock so as to not be put off by it. The heel is done last in this pattern, but I much prefer my other pattern where you knit the heel then continue on towards the toe. I guess I can claim to have knitted a different type of heel now, so it is a new skill for 2007. These are not for me though, as my sister is turning 33 on Monday so they will be for her present, and hopefully I will have the other one finished up by then. I am also finishing a vest for her which I cast on for last year but got bored with it, and of course set it aside. I am doing the decreases for the neck on the front and it seems to be knitting up quickly, so hopefully by Sunday it should be finished up and I will remember to take a photo before I give it to her. The pattern for this sock was taken from Issue 4 of the Yarn magazine, which has some good patterns in it sometimes. I guess it is like other magazines though, some good some not so good. I also brought Creative Knitting during the week, and upon opening it up thought I had already purchased it. As mentioned on another blog, they had copied patterns from the English Simply Knitting magazine. Now I really like Simply Knitting and their free goodies and patterns, but I dont appreciate buying another magazine with a different name on the front. I feel as though I wasted my money on the Australian mag now, so next time I will be more careful. I have also been looking at Project Spectrum on Lolly's blog, and it looks great again, although this time you get to choose from three different colors every two months. I could easily do that, but maybe I will join in just on my blog here. I already have a project in mind for the first one. Details of that later on. I also emptied out my stash yesterday and gave mum 3 giant garbage bags of yarn, mostly acrylic and cottons which have probably sat in there for about 12 years or so. Now my stash looks a bit more reasonable, although I have enough sock yarn to knit about 20 pairs of socks, so maybe I will need to knit a pair of socks a month from now on as a small stash buster.
By the way I finally got a picture of Isabelle in her little cardigan that Karyn made for her for Christmas. Isabelle is quite taken with the button too, it seems to have little flower patterns inside it. I think she looks quite pretty in it. I have to admit I laughed when she asked me where the rest of the sleeves were as she has never had short sleeved cardigans before, and now she just loves it. Well off to the couch to knit some more on the vest and the other sock. Happy knitting everyone!