Saturday, December 29, 2012

on and off the needles

 On the needles and fresh snow! Is there anything better than knitting and watching the snow come down? This is a spool of matching striping yarn, the lady in the store said to separate the yarn and wind it into two balls. I started to wind balls and decided it had the potential to become a tremendous tangle so I inserted long knitting needles for an axle and it sits a little wonky on my basket as it unrolls as I knit.
 Snowblower mitts for hubby dearest. They were about 16 inches long before felting finished they are 12 1/2 inches long. This last snow was not heavy enough to require the snowblower. Maybe next week.

 Sport weight yarn for boot socks on 2.75mm needles. If I'm going to knit on a solid I'm going to learn a pattern, this one is from Socks from the Toe Up by Wendy D. Johnson. I missed a couple yarn overs so I slid the left sock onto another cable while I unknit and then I will re knit to the same point on the repeat then I'll get both socks back on the same cable.

 Son was pleased with felted slippers, they were 18 inches long before felting. I shrank them down to 12 inches in length. I did not trace around them each time through the wash. And I neglected to take a picture of the finished slippers. They are at his house where they belong now. He thought the toes were too pointy so I turned them inside out and sewed a seam and cut the end off. They fit much better now and he doesn't look like an over sized elf.
I foolishly left my first pair of hand knit socks in the heavy duty cycle while felting these. The socks still fit but are anklets instead of crew length so everyone who got hand knit or smart wool socks for Christmas also got a lingerie bag for socks in their Christmas sock.   link to Judy's  on the needles

  Glory to God in the highest heaven, 
Who unto man His Son hath given; 
While angels sing with tender mirth, 
A glad new year to all the earth. --Martin Luther  
Happy New Year and Happy New Projects  --Ann--



Barb in Mi said...

Cool felted mitts - and inventive yarn spool! I have never tried felting, but your results look great!

kathy b said...

Just lovely images. THe snow is lovely and so is your knitting