Project – Pedicure Socks
Patons free pattern (download here)
Yarn – Patons Sock Stretch in Fruit Slices
Blogger – JDKnits
Ah, Fall: a knitter's favourite time of year. (This is a kind of climate change we can really get behind!)
A new season brings new projects. Lots of new projects (I think I have a problem). Here are (just) some of the new projects that are on my list
Knitting For Boys
Remember a while back when I asked you to vote on my next knitting project?
Here's the winner:
I'm going to knit it in Patons Canadiana in Leap Frog, since green is the recipient's favourite colour.
Since I'm not the most organized of knitters, I didn't actually order the yarn until I had finished up my last project (d'oh!). Instead of a picture of the work in progress I'm going to post a picture of the intended model:
(Don't worry, he won't get near my handknits until he has washed his face several times!)
The trees say it is autumn and a couple of weeks ago the rest of the climate agreed. There was a nip in the air, I dug out all my sweaters and hand-knitted socks (with some glee, I might add. I'm not a warm-weather person). Then, abruptly, the temperature shot back up to the high 70s. There is still a nip in the morning air, but by afternoon I'm stripping off layers.
What's a poor knitter to do?
Well, my solution is to knit these:
They are called "Pedicure socks" but I'm going to rename them Crazy Weather Socks. I can wear them around the house with flip-flops to defray some of the morning chill and then whip them off and stuff them in my bag in the afternoon.
I might be tempted to do some sort of un-pickable cast-off edge along the open toe end so that I can go back in a couple of months and knit toes onto them (I do like to wear flip flops in winter as slippers, and have had to knit myself several pairs of thong-friendly socks as a result).
Hmm, what would you do if you wanted to make a non-permanent or easily-un-pickable bind off?