Sunday, February 25, 2007

Projects yet to be started

My next two projects will be another set of socks and an afghan. The socks are called Anastasia Socks. They will be knitted on size 1 DPN's *faint* I'm sure they'll take f.o.r.e.v.e.r. to knit, but the end product looks worth it. I'll be using Lion Brand Yarn's Magic Stripes: Denim Stripes. Definitely anxious to see how these turn out. They'll be my first pair of socks starting from the toe up.

My other project will be a crocheted afghan for a friend's wedding present. Yeah, I know its not a knitting project, but it will probably take me longer than anything else I've ever worked on. I'll be making the Shadow Box Throw using Caron Simply Soft: Bone. Here's hoping it turns out well and our friends really like their gift.

Monday, February 19, 2007

and a hat...

this is the first hat I knit on double pointed needles (dpn's). I learned how to do a seed stitch and the ribbing stitch (finally). I used the same yarn I used to make the socks. This is the pattern I used, I ended up making it a bit shorter than I'd need for myself, so I gave it to my niece who was tickled to have it.

My first pair of socks

I made my first pair of socks using this pattern. I used Red Heart Super Saver Yarn in Berries. Overall I was rather pleased with how they came out. I couldn't figure out the ribbing so just skipped it, so the tops roll down a bit, but I've crocheted around the top now just to keep it from rolling down.

now for all those knitting projects...

well...maybe this will encourage me to finish all the projects I have on needles...I do have pictures of finished projects so I'll post those later.