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Baby’s First Socks

1 Jan

I’ve lost a lot of my knitting time because I don’t commute on the train anymore. I’m not complaining trust me, but that means wrapping up other projects and getting baby projects on the needles has been slow. Today I finished up my first item.

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There they are, some socks from Debbie Bliss’ Simply Baby book. Soaking in the sink to be blocked. They are usually done in two colors but I only did one because I was using some leftover silk I had and there was nothing as soft to go with it. The silk was from a project long ago that I gifted. I can’t wait to see these on her little feet! 10 weeks left!

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Donezo!

28 Jul

The Budding Twig socks from March are finally done! Ok, so I still need to block them, but I finished! My first socks ever! I am so proud of them and actually don’t hate socks for once. I MIGHT be convinced to make another pair someday!

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So This is How it’s Gonna Be?

7 Jun

I am still slowly editing photos and haven’t made much progress with the knitting. I finished a good book and started another (this may be my issue) but there is only so much time in a day and I can’t get everything in!

My May yarn arrived which puts the pressure on to finish the March project (and find buttons for January that I actually like). Hopefully more exciting things will come soon, but as I am told at work- “Hope is not a strategy!”.

So ponder this while you wait:

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That Socks!

22 May

I’ve been a bit absentee but for good reasons. I expect things to pick back up soon with lots of great posts but for now here is the sock progress! 20120522-140010.jpg

I restarted the lace a solid 4 times which was exhausting and discouraging but now hope is near… and then I get to do this all over again for the other sock. Not sure how I feel about that.

Finish Line!

9 Apr

Almost finished I should say. My January purple Mitts are done! I finished knitting them tonight and attached the buttons I previously purchased. The buttons are a bit much so I am planning to swap them for something more simple, but I’m very pleased with how they turned out. I need to block them still but I think I can call this one done and start to think about using that Spring yarn that arrived last week!

Its been a long weekend full of holiday festivities and I’m too tired to take pictures and upload them properly so I’m going to just stick a few iPhone photos on here until I get the new buttons and block them.

 

Spring Has Sprung!

2 Apr

My new yarn shipment has arrived!

The yarn, the dyer’s notes and the patterns, they’re all a treat. I’m leaning towards the sock pattern but I’ve got to finish up January’s project first. 

I was so excited to get it wound. Usually I wind into a cake but I’ve been having a lot of tangling and prefer a ball these days.

 

The color inspiration is the spring branches and new growth. How appropriate to go along with me watching the Peony come to life.

In other news, the taxes are done! Ah Spring…

All the Little Things

25 Mar

You may have noticed in my last post that my orange stitch markers are like big traffic cones in the middle of that beautiful purple yarn. I’ve noticed it a lot. I had a pair of great stitch markers and I can’t find them anywhere, so I stopped at A.C. Moore and got some Swarovski elements to try to use. I need to go back and get some larger loops to help them swing more freely, but just looking at them makes me so happy. 

I am eagerly awaiting my new shipment which should arrive this week, but that also makes me feel rushed to  finish this project up. I am so thrilled to be back to knitting! 

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