Monday, June 08, 2009

Flag socks

Finally finished!

Wednesday, June 03, 2009

more knitting....

Nope, that's not all I do....but maybe it's all I take pictures of. :P

First pair of socks were started for Ned, but he didn't like the 2x2 rib in the cuff, so I finished them for me. I've been working on them off and on for probably a year. I made Ned a pair from the same yarn, which is Regia cotton/wool/nylon. It's really nice to work with.

Red socks are a possible KAL for my EasySocks group. It's simply a basketweave cuff and stockinette foot. They are made from Comfort DK, which is acrylic and nylon....I think.... They'll probably go to my Mom.

The light socks are made from Jeannee cotton/nylon worsted weight, which was easy to work with. That's also a possible KAL for the group. It's a very easy lace pattern on the cuff. These will also probably go to my Mom or my SIL.

The scarf and hat are Iowa attire! Not that I'll ever go to a game, but since Nathan will be attending University of Iowa for grad school this fall, I decided I'd better have something in IA colors. (yeah, also Mizzou colors, so perhaps the neighbors won't be offended. LOL) The scarf is a very easy pattern using two strands of regular worsted weight yarn. The pattern calls for chunky yarn, but my good friend Cathy made one using two strands and I liked the way it turned out. I made the scarf longer than the pattern calls for because I like to loop it over twice. I used gold and black from Hobby Lobby called "I love this yarn." It's so much softer and easier on the hands than RedHeart.

The pattern is here: The hat was also worked with two strands on a circular needle, then on DPNs once you decrease enough for the crown. It's all knit stitches, which gives it that rolled brim. You could do a 2x2 or 4x4 rib for an inch or so for a different look.

I'm still working on those flag socks. I have one done, and the other one is maybe 3/4 of the way done. I want to finish them for Flag Day, even though it'll probably be too hot to wear them!