Friday, November 25, 2005
MORE Finished Objects
Yep - finally finished another pair of "walking socks". I call them this because these are the simple socks that I knit while walking for exercise at lunchtime at work. I keep the pattern to simple 4 x 2 ribbing and plain stocking stitch.
This rather uninteresting grey pair is for my husband. Actually the yarn (Trekking XXL) is a grey with little blue/red/black flecks in it. So...now I need to cast on for another pair - my youngest son just elected himself as the recipient. Again, I'll use Trekking XXL - this is a truly amazing sock yarn as it holds up for brutal wash after wash. My husband throws all his stuff into one "dark" load - jeans, handknit socks, sweatshirts, etc. - then into the dryer.
After a few years of wash and wear, the Trekking XXL holds up much better than the other brands of sock yarn. It doesn't have as much shrinkage and keeps the stitch definition by not fuzzing on the surface.
Here's another finished object - a toddler sweater as a shop sample for Frog Pond Knits. The pattern, a hooded cardigan, is from the newest Sirdar Chino Knits book. The yarn is "Karisma" Superwash wool by\Garnstudio, and the buttons are from JHB International. The yarn felt a little scratchy as I was working with it, but after a full-immersion blocking it is now so soft! Yes, I would put a toddler of mine in this sweater - superwash & soft & warm is a great combination. I spent 2 HOURS looking at buttons for this cardi - these little PINECONE BUTTONS are just SO SWEET and I think that they work with the brown wool. Anyway, this is a quick little project that I highly recommend.
Now, on to other UFOs...