I am just a gal who loves to knit and spin in my spare time and thought it would be nice to share my projects with everyone.

Sunday, March 23, 2008

Susanna Socks

These socks are called Susanna and were for my friend Leah for her birthday. They are from the Socken-Kreativ-Liste and designed by Stephanie van der Linden. I used Knit Picks sock yarn on size 2 Knit Picks dpn's.


Sunday, March 16, 2008

Komet Socks

I finished my purple Komet socks from the German sock knitting site. I love these unique socks and the purple is perfect to wear with my Tilted Duster


Saturday, March 01, 2008

Cotton Pullover

On the needles I have a simple raglan top down pullover by Knitting Pure and Simple. The cotton came from my friend Leah. It is the softest cotton I have ever felt. Knitted it looks like a cotton chenille. I have never done a top down construction before and it is a super easy knit. Mindless knitting for those occasions I want to knit and talk at the same time. I have been taking this sweater to work on at my local knit club.


Pink Cotton Candy Merino

I bought a pound of wool/bunny mix and also some white merino at Zeilingers in Frankenmuth. I decided I wanted to stretch it a little more so I would ply the singles from each together. But I thought the white merino might be a little too white plied with the vibrant pinks. So my friend Leah dyed it a soft shade of pink. It looks like cotton candy!

When plied together it gave me softer varigated shades of pink. I am very happy with the color. It spun up about 10 wpi, worsted weight. This is the softest yarn and I hope to make a sweater with it someday. Notice I say someday??? The project list is longer than what I can knit in a lifetime.


Deby's Birthday Socks 2008

Each year my best girlfriend Deby and I exchange socks for our birthday. It came about because we have so much knitting to do for our families for Christmas that we would not knit for each other then, but on our birthdays we would knit each other a pair of socks.

The socks I chose this year came from the German Sockknitters group on Yahoo. They are called Komet by Stephanie van der Linden. They turned out beautifully and I think Deby loved her socks. I liked them so well that I have cast on for a purple pair for myself to match my Tilted Duster. Deby's were the green pair. I had to laugh, a lady that goes to my local knit club commented that the pattern had cables AND lace, "total nirvana!"