Monday, March 24, 2008

Spring Break Knits

First, thank you for all the well-wishes - we are very excited here.

We did manage to finish quite a few projects over spring break, and I'll lead with what you really care about - the knitwear.

Pattern: Zombie Socks from Sock Madness
Yarn: Socks that Rock Lightweight in Lenore
Needles: Chiagoo DPNs 2.75mm
Dates: Thursday March 13-Thursday March 20
Mods: none
Thoughts: very stretchy sock. Even though my gauge was perfect, these are a little big. But they turned out fine besides that, and I'll still wear them. The yarn bled all over my needles and my fingers, so I'll be careful washing them.

Pattern: Log Cabin Blanket
Yarn: Caron Simply Soft in 5 colors
Needles: Sz 8 Susan Bates Circulars
Dates: Um, August 2006-March 2008. Yikes
Mods: none
Thoughts: This didn't turn out as big as I had originally envisioned, but I just needed it to be done. It was gifted to The Girl for her 10th birthday on Friday, and she seems to really like it, so that's good.

Pattern: Devon from Magknits
Yarn: Rowan Cotton Glace - 1.5 balls in white, purple and green and just over 2.5 balls in brown
Needles: Sz 3 Susan Bates Circulars
Dates: September? 2007-March 2008
Thoughts: This has been mostly done since the end of January - I ran out of brown and kept forgetting to buy another ball, and then I had to spend 3 hours weaving in ends. Ugh. But it fits great, and I really like the colors, so overall a winner.

I did get a bit of other knitting progress made, but I'll save that fodder for another day!


  1. Some great knits! I love the socks. Your vest came out great. Did you like the glace to knit with?

  2. That vest is really cute! The socks and the log cabin turned out great - you have been busy!

  3. Just lovely - all kinds of productive. The socks look great in that yarn.

  4. Anonymous7:17 AM

    I love the vest! nice work!

  5. Congrats on the news in your previous post! All 3 projects turned out great! I really love that sock colorway.

  6. Congratulations on your FOs, and your cute little UFO in the previous post. Hope you and the baby are feeling well.

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  8. I will try this again....You are amazing!! You call me a machine...what does that make you then...the QUEEN Machine?? I love those socks...really beautiful!!! The Girl's blanket is so cute and I saw you model the vest on Saturday...WoW

    See you tomorrow...Hugs, Heidi

  9. As usuall, all of your stuff looks great. I love the color you used for the socks.

  10. Anonymous2:15 PM

    Wonderful news about the baby!!! Congratulations! I love the socks, blanket (really love that one) and the vest. Beautiful knits.