Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Will you die of shock?

Can you imagine! 2 posts in 2 days. You might all die of shock. If the frequency of posting isn't enough for you...

actual pictures?! Wow. This is my lovely Little Ruff from 101 One-Skein Wonders. (It's actually pictured on the upper right corner of the cover if you click the link)
So, the stats. Here we go.

The Yarn: Bamboo and (I think) Merino blend roving purchased from Kashaknits.etsy.com that I spun into yarn. I was still really just learning to spin so it's pretty thick and thin and overspun but still very pretty.
The Needles: Size US 8 DPNs
The Pattern: Little Ruff from 101 One-Skein Wonders, as I mentioned
The Recipient: Me.
The Button: A wooden 1" button I had leftover from another project.
Notes: I did go up a needle size from the pattern with this because of the thick and thin yarn. It turned out beautifully though with a lovely shine from the bamboo.

It feels pretty good to actually finish something once in awhile. Even though it's been languishing.
Now let's talk about what is still on the needles, shall we? I got some lovely Deborah Norville Collection Serenity Sock Weight yarn from JoAnn Fabrics awhile back and it settled nicely into the stash. Then I remembered that in 2 weeks we are having our extended family's Christmas Celebration and we have a game with dice that we play to do a little gift exchange. I thought...wouldn't it be fun if there was a nice pair of handknit socks in there?

Yeah, crazy I know. I'm only a few weeks to Christmas and I'm pretty behind on that but I added in these socks anyway.

I'm knitting them into Monkeys and I think they're turning out pretty cute so far. I can make it. (I think)

If I don't have time to post tomorrow, a very Happy Thanksgiving to my friends here in America.

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