Sunday, December 13, 2009

Not by socks alone

I was on a business trip last week. The most pressing question as I packed for it was, Which knitting should I take? The two pairs of xmas socks were a no-brainer, but I knew I would get tired of all socks, all the time. The Bog Jacket was too bulky, so I did what any knitter would do: cast on anew.

Yes, I started another Baby Surprise Jacket. And I am loving the pink.

The yarn is Lion Brand Babysoft, a halfway decent acrylic, left over from other projects.

The placement of the stripes is a bit of a mystery to me, but I'm guessing just about any arrangement will be just fine.

Meanwhile, the xmas socks march on. I am done with the tops of the afterthought heel socks for my son, ready for the long trek to the toe.

Having them on 9-inch circs worked well for travelling because I could stash them in my purse and pull one out when things got dull.

And I am almost done with the gussets for the Hedgerow socks.

These socks are from the WIP pile, and this is my FINAL attempt to get them right. Previously, I tried to make them larger, to fit me, but ran out of yarn (this pattern seems to consume a lot of yardage). Then they were too big around for my daughter AND too short. Hopefully, now they will be just right.


Wanderingcatstudio said...

Love the pink stripes! So cute

zoom said...

I love the hedgerow socks, as well as the whole concept of knitting socks two at a time. (I haven't learned how yet, myself...I'm just conceptually impressed.)