Monday, August 18, 2008

Yes, I have been knitting!

I knew it had been a while since I posted anything about knitting, but I didn't realize it had been way back in June! Shame on me!

So, here goes. This pair of socks is made from Online sock yarn.

The pattern is my standard mix of bits and pieces from other sock patterns. It occurred to me that I have never written it down, so here goes:

  • With size 0 needles, CO 80 stitches
  • Rib 2x2 for 24 rnds
  • Knit for 62 rnds
  • Garter stitch heel from Lucy Neatby's book Cool Socks Warm Feet worked over 60% of stitches
  • Knit for 62 rnds
  • Toe from Nancy Bush's St. Peter Port Stripe pattern from her Folk Socks book.
There, now it is written down for all eternity. Not that anyone else cares, but I'll know where to find it when I am old and senile, but still knitting away in a corner somewhere surrounded by my many dogs.

I received the book, yarn and needles for this pair in a swap from The Knitting Wildflower. (Thanks again, Cheryl!) The yarn is Island Jewels by Zona Blue Designs, and the pattern is "Twilight" from 2-at-a-Time Socks by Melissa Morgan Oakes.
The final three pictures are of caps that I made for Nichole's Chemo Cap Drive. Both of her parents have been diagnosed with the "C-word" recently, and are thankfully doing well. Nichole is collecting caps to give to the cancer center where her parents have undergone treatment. I used the Ripple Brim Chemo Cap pattern by Katherine Vaughan, and just jazzed it up a bit with some patterning.

Nichole, if you're reading this, I'll be putting these in the mail to you tomorrow. Hopefully.


Channon said...

Love 'em all! You've been a busy gal...

Donna Lee said...

I recently used the online sock yarn and I really love it. The socks are colorful and feel great. I wear them all the time. The chemo caps look great. We knew you were knitting in between playing with the dogs!

Nichole said...

Gorgeous... love it all! And THANK YOU so much for making such beautiful chemo caps!

dogquilter said...

Love the socks!! The hats are very kewl too!! You've been a busy girl.

(Not-So) Cynical Gal said...

Nice socks and hats!! Great stuff.

wildflower38 said...

You've been busy!!! I love that Georgie's yarn knitting up in the pattern. Very Pretty!! KT has such wonderful patterns.