Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Addie's Cap and Socks for Amanda

Just in case anyone has found this blog yet, I thought it was a good time for an update. I finished Cassidy's Cap from the Malabrigo. It was a fun knit, and Addie is thrilled with her new hat. Here is a photo of the cap, in progress.

As soon as she will let me, I'll post a picture of her wearing it.

Last month, I made a pair of socks for our friend Amanda. She lives in Alaska, and so some good wool socks were in order. I used Socks That Rock Mediumweight in the colorway Typhoon Tina. I wanted to come up with my own pattern for these. It took two starts, and soon I was settled into a basketweave patterning for the cuff and instep. Amanda is a dog musher, and so I expect that these socks will get a good workout.

Busy days in my job don't allow for much knitting time. But each night I try to quit work by eight, so that I can sit down to knit. I figure that that isn't too much to ask for....everyone should get to do that! It's just knitting, but it sure is fun to look forward to it while I am working.

Currently on the needles: A sweater for Greg. This one will be a long trek. He wants a felted sweater, and so it has to be very large. I am using Knit Picks wool of the Andes. It is very soft, and the sample swatch I made felted down well. Now the challenge will be not to get too bored while doing all that straight knitting. I'll be keeping you posted.

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