My knitting time is scarce, yo. But it is Spring Break at school – woo! – and yesterday I picked up the Christmas stockings I started a while ago. The pattern is really quick to knit, actually, and I might even finish this angel stocking today if I don’t have to rip out the heel twice like I did on the first one.
They will all be personalized at the top with our names. I am going to make six stockings; four for us, one for the cat (the kids insist) and one for my mother in law who is often with us on Christmas morning. So I’m one quarter of the way to being finished, and it’s only March 5th!
Every once in a while Denise – knitengruven on Ravelry – asks me to take a bunch of pictures of all her FOs (finished objects). She brings her XL Ziploc bag, overflowing with gorgeous knitting, mostly socks and shawls. Here are some of my favorites that we shot back at the end of May, before the kids got out of school.
I’m back again, with little news of my own. Cindy has released another pattern (she’s on fire) and when she called me last week, I could tell she needed pictures of her new socks right.that.second. I was in love with the socks the second she slipped them on her feet. Look!
Cute, right? And clever! The slouchy part of the sock is knit with a luxurious cashmere-angora-wool blend yarn (As payment for the photoshoot, I got a skein – it’s Noro Shiraito. Mmmmm.) and the foot is any old sock yarn you have around.
A while ago, I mentioned to Cindy that my goal was to write two patterns a month. That clicked with her, and she’s been designing really great things these last few months. Obvi, the same can’t be said for me, but I’m excited to see all the new designs she has come up with.
I guess I have news of my own, but nothing as exciting as slouchy socks. I just yesterday finished my first semester of school, and my prerequisites are officially done! When I start classes in the Fall it will be all photography, all the time.
I am knitting socks.
Pointelle from Knit. Sock. Love by Cookie A. My mom bought me some gorgeous yarn, String Theory Merino DK, and on a US 2 over 60 sts, they fit. The socks look big, they are big, and they fit me. ERGO I have boats for feet. I’m over it.
Lastly, I had a second engagement shoot with my cousin and her fiance in downtown Greensboro.
Much like the first time, they were adorable. Actually even more so!