Sunday, October 30, 2011

Happy Halloween

Well the costumes are finally done after a marathon of sewing. Pics to follow.
Have a Spooktacular day and night. Corny, I know.

Been very busy with the upcoming Knitting and Stitching Show prep in Dublin. I have a felt
dress to make in the next few days for the Profiles in Felt book launch on the 12th. 42 Irish felt makers have come together in a book published by Feltmakers Ireland. Really wonderful women and beautiful felt involved in making this long process come to life. Can't wait to get my copies.

Lots more felt to come. Need time to breath.

Monday, October 03, 2011

And Then There Was None

I'm not a great sock knitter. I've made 2 pair in my lifetime. They take a long time. Last December, I found a beautiful sock yarn from Araucania Yarns. Grays, lavenders, chartreuse and mossy greens. Maybe I will. So I started the hunt for a lace knee sock pattern. What was I thinking?? Not sure, but on Ravelry I found a lovely pair by Nancy Bush in the Folk Socks book. Highland Schottische Kilt Hose. They're amazing. So I got the book off Ebay or Amazon for next to nothing and started to knit.

Nearly a year later, I'm down to the ankle on both. Just getting ready for the heal. I've been trying them on all along to make sure they fit. They're snuggish. Maybe a little to snug after I wash them...

This is the unstretched lace leg.

I only did one repeat on the cuff, afraid that I wouldn't have enough yarn. I have plenty now that I'm down to the ankle.

And this is what I have now. I made the decision to unravel them both, knit them on a larger circular needle and include the second round for the fold down cuff. Maybe next winter. Although I haven't given up and put them away for another time, which is what I normally do.