Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Yarn Along--hands and feet



I am joining Ginny's Yarn Along on Small Things today.  Last week I finished Una's fingerless mitts.  Teen girl writers whose mothers keep the house at a chill 66 degrees in the winter really need them.

And now I am fulfilling my 2011 New Year's resolution (I tend to get a wee bit behind on things) and learning to knit socks.  This first will be no thing of beauty, but it is teaching me the mechanics of sock-knitting.  Sort of fun, but I think I'm using it as an excuse to avoid my February Lady Sweater--picking up the lace pattern to continue the sleeve frightens me!

Not reading much, although I have a lot of reading material sitting around waiting for me to pick it up...

So, now that Christmas is over, what are you working on?

11 comments:

  1. What yarn are you using for your socks? It look so warm and soft...is it sock weight?

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  2. The yarn is Knit Picks Felici Sport for both the mitts and the socks. I'm too timid to try sock yarn for my first sock, and Knit Picks had a sale and I got the Felici for $2.35 a ball! It's merino with some nylon for durability.

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  3. Cute fingerless mitts and the socks look great!

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  4. Thanks! The socks look great so far. Maybe I can get up the courage...

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  5. love those fingerless mitts! they look great. and yeah on the socks! that yarn is awesome.

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  6. Cute fingerless mitts! My mom made some for my daughter for Christmas, and she loves them. We keep our house cool, too. :)

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  7. Cool mitts! Gandalf wears grey ones too. We're all trying to figure out the fabulous picture - car window? Such a lovely sky.

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  8. very nice mitts! and I enjoyed visiting your blog. I saw that Botany in a Day is on your reading list, and it intrigued me. I just requested it from our library. Thanks for visiting and commenting on my blog!

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  9. I really love the color of the socks!!!

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