Where did October go? It seems like Socktoberfest just started and here we are at the end...didn't October just fly by?
I only knit one pair for Socktoberfest 2006 but they turned out to be one of my favorites so just under the wire on the last day of October I give you....
Pattern: Hedera by Cookie for Knitty
US #1 (2.25 mm) Aero double pointed needles
Fleece Artist Merino sock yarn, colorway Melon
Mods: Switched from flap heel as written to yo short row heel with mini flap and gusset
I love this pattern - easy but interesting and I think the subtle colorway of the Fleece Artist really worked well with the lace! I highly recommend this well written pattern for beginner lace knitters and I can't say enough about this super soft, beautifully colored yarn!
These aren't socks but I used sock yarn so do they count for Socktoberfest?....hehe...
In all my years of knitting pre and post 15 year hiatus, I've never knit any sort of hand covering, I'm not sure why! I'm so glad I changed that cause they are almost as fun as socks!
Here are some beaded wristers for my neice....
And a close up of the beads which I added using the crochet method
Pattern: my own cobbed together from a few different free internet patterns
US #1 (2.25mm) Crystal Palace bamboo DPNs
Regia Silk, 6 fadig (sportweight) in Black (I know this is a shocker, lol!)
About 200 6/0 seed beads, size #13 steel crochet hook
Totally fun and totally cute!
My neice is 17 and I think she's gonna go crazy for these....and they were so much fun to make I want to knit her a whole wrister wardrobe! I've seen so many bloggers knitting some variation on the fingerless mitt and now I know why! Another reason to love Knitbloglandia!
Here's the P-Man playing with one of his favorite toys.....a backscratcher from the dollar store a friend bought me as a joke!
He just loves to bite and "bunny kick" this thing, better than any of the assortment of genuine cat toys he has! Whatever the P-Man wants, the P-Man gets, what can I say?
My "Great Pumpkin" and I wish everyone a Happy Halloween with lots of treats and no tricks! See ya soon!