Tuesday, December 05, 2006

Finished socks!

Woot, another finished project!



The project is "Child's first socks" from Nancy Bush's "Knitting Vintage Socks."

Not bad for my second pair of socks, eh?

The yarn is Koigu KPM in 1043-10, the needles were an addi turbo US size 1, using the magic loop method.

These socks went surprisingly quickly. I was a bit worried since they were both my first patterned socks and my first top-down socks, but I'm really happy with the way they came out! The only issue is that I apparently knit a bit more loosely on the second sock, and it came out a tiny bit bigger than the first. Oops. Oh well, close enough.

I bought these shoes and they're too big, but perfect for wearing with socks, right? Actually, they're still a little big so I think I'll give them to my cousin. But they look cute in the picture!

Here's another one, which unfortunately shows the mess in my living room, but has a better shot of the shoes and the pattern:



I'm also working on a Mimi Verylong (link in the sidebar) using GGH Soft Kid. The one in the pictures on the pattern page is not that attractive, in my opinion. But the mohair makes it very light and fuzzy, and much better looking :) Pictures to come soon, hopefully!

Monday, December 04, 2006

Cami done!

Woot, finally another FO! It's been a while! Here are a couple of shots--




The cami came out pretty well. When I started it, I was quite inexperienced, so I was worried the fit wouldn't be quite right, but it actually worked out.

Unfortunately I did make a mistake in the shaping of the top, and although no one else would probably notice, I've become pretty anal about the things, and every time I put the top on, it was all I could see. So I decided to give it to my aunt. We're the same size, so it worked out well!

I started a christmas gift for my mom using navy yarn. The dye is totally not sticking though, well, except to my hands! These pictures don't quite do it justice, but it's my best effort to show it: