Tuesday, March 04, 2008


I finished the Hedgerow Socks with a bit of yarn to spare!
I'm really pleased with the way they turned out, and I loved both the Sundara Sock yarn and the pattern. I was worried at the end that I'd made the foot too short for my husband, but I blocked them out to his foot length and now I think they'll be perfect. The picture doesn't do the beautiful purply color justice.

Before starting on my next pair of socks, I did a quickie project from 101 Designer One-Skein Wonders.I'm now on my third set of iPod headphones; I am hard on the iPod as I carry it in my purse and listen when walking back and forth to my parking lot at work (mostly knitting Podcasts, of course, of which there seem to be a bunch more these days!) I took the His 'n' Hers Shower Soap Holders pattern and made it up in some pretty Muench String of Pearls yarn that I had left over from a tank top I made a couple of summers ago.
The seed stitch picks up the subtle shimmer in the yarn just beautifully, and the case is cute. I'd definitely make the pattern again for its real purpose--to hold soap--and it would make a great holiday or swap pal gift with a unique scented soap inside.

I love these fast (two nights!) projects, they help keep things interesting. I am having a bit of trouble getting my Mojo going for the Woodsy Ribs vest, but it is looking good so far and I just need a good chunk of time to work on it and see some progress (I have about 5 inches done so far, and garments for a 6-foot man DO take more time than those for 5 foot 2 me!)

Next up: I'll cast on for my next pair of socks, and will think about starting a sweater for my cousin who will be having a baby this summer.

1 comment:

Donna Lee said...

I am very hard on headphones too. I have my mp3 player in a leather case to protect it but my headphone wires always get tangled and then don't work. The socks look great. I am working on socks for my husband but he wanted brown. It takes a lot of brown to make men's socks.