Friday, April 4, 2008

Socks and more

One more thing off the needles. A pair of simple 3x1 ribbed socks, short row heel and paired decrease toe (what is that called?). This yarn is Moda Dea Sassy Stripes, in the colourway Lucky. The yarn is much thicker than regular sock yarn, so it makes a much cushier sock. I only needed to cast on 36 stitches, instead of my usual 64.

Next up, the socks I made mum for her birthday. Again a 3x1 rib, but this is my one of my new favourite sock yarns from Lana Grossa, Meilenweit. The variegated colours are so subtle.
In keeping with the sock theme, a pair of baby socks made for my cousin who just had her first baby. These are to go with a lovely sweater my mum made from the same yarn. It is Sirdar Tweed DK, so delightfully soft!

Now that spring is coming (I think) I am in the mood for lighter knits. Kepler will get finished, and then the red lace cardigan will come back out and get done (only one sleeve and a collar band to go). More socks, a shawl or two, a baby blanket .... oh so many projects!

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