June 29, 2009
I finished my June Personal Sock Club socks. Actually, I finished them before I started David's Urbanista, then promptly forgot all about them!
They're nice and squishy!
I love this yarn! I did use it one other time, a few years ago, but I didn't hand wash the socks, so they felted. This time I'll be more careful. The wool/mohair/nylon combination is soft without being scratchy, and nice and warm!
So I got to start some new socks. On new needles - at knitting camp, Kylie had a new set of needles, Kollage Square DPNS. Square needles! She told me she'd got them on a recent trip to London, so when my sister-in-law asked if there was anything I wanted while she was in London, I placed an order, and got a set of my own.
So armed with this month's selection (The Plucky Knitter MCN Fingering - yum!), and the new needles, I began a new pair of socks.
The pattern I had chosen was "A Step Above", a pair of entrelac socks. I've never done entrelac before, but they were coming along wonderfully.
Then I decided (possibly for the first time ever) that this pattern would be better in a yarn with more variegation. So I pulled out my new CookieA book and picked a new pattern - Rick.
So far, so good.
Today's bear is a happy little guy.
In fact, his name is Happy Harry. Look at that face!
Very cute, but it was a total pain in the butt to make!Posted by Donna at June 29, 2009 09:19 PM