Friday, August 5, 2016

On and Off the needles



I finished my summer cardigan Fine Sand with the hempathy yarn which machine washes wonderfully.  Now I just need a cooler day to wear it! Maybe in September.  I made the sleeves longer than 3/4 length because it may shrink a little.  It has short rows in the back so the hem is longer in the back and drapes really nice.  I had my serious face on for the pictures burst mode and self timer,  am I standing in the right place? is the camera going to focus? am I moving too fast? should I have blocked the sweater first? does it make my butt look big? should I have worn a different  t shirt? so many serious thoughts so I cut my head off.

Footies are finished except for the bunny tail to keep them up inside a shoe. They stay up with some shoes but not all shoes. Is it the foot? the sock? or the shoe? The bunny tail solves the problem.  I am getting started on socks for Christmas gifts. Just a 3x3 basket weave pattern with 2 knit rows between, its more fun than plain knitting and doesn't detract from the stripes.   Looking forward to some Olympic knitting time. --Ann--Linking to Judy's OTN

5 comments:

sue said...

I really love your footies, especially the ones just started. I think they are a great idea for Christmas too! Thanks for sharing :-)

Ramona said...

Your sweater is gorgeous! Great finish. And such cute footies. I guess it is time to think of Christmas gifts, isn't it?

Sharon Massena said...

I love your sense of humor. The jacket is beautiful as are the footies. I think the basketweave is an excellent choice. Thanks for sharing.

Judy S. said...

Beautiful sweater! Nice socks, too. What a great idea your bunny tail is!

Dar said...

Your sweater looks lovely on you. I love those footies. It's a great idea to put bunny tails on them to keep them from slipping into your shoes. Just how do you make a bunny tail? I've never done a basketweave pattern. Is there a particular pattern that you use for the footies and then just change up the stitches? So much to learn.