Friday, January 13, 2017

On the Needles

More socks on the needles imagine that! The grey socks are for son with a birthday in February.  The red, yellow and grey are for no particular reason except to try a slip stitch pattern that would be much more interesting on a narrower stripe.  I did a slip stitch heel not knowing how the stripes would change when I was knitting in the round again, I got little black dots! The left sock had one row of black before the yellow and the right sock had 2 rows of black.  Belated reveal of secret Christmas knitting...........

 The gloves are locally grown and spun Alpaca yarn, I'm going to be getting more of that yarn they felt like a dream.  The mittens are alafosslopi yarn and I used a double strand because it was not as bulky as the Swedish Lovikka yarn.

And sweater for darling husband,  always the goof in front of the camera,  I got the deer in the headlights look instead of the turning his head or if we had been outside the slipping his cap down look.  It wasn't finished before Christmas but I put it in a box and wrapped it anyway.  The kids gave him a hard time about knitting it himself.  He has worn it everyday since I finished it and we are not disagreeing  about the setting of the thermostat.

There are snowflakes in the air again.  The weekend forecast is perfect for hunkering down to knit a little, quilt a little and read a little or a lot.  Everyday is a snow day here on the prairie --Ann---
 Linking to Judy's OTN

6 comments:

Mary said...

For the moment I thought you were doing 4 socks at a time on one needle. Love the socks, mitts and sweater.

Dar said...

Both pairs of socks look good to me. I like that little black dot that showed up next to the yellow. You are lucky that your husband loves his sweater. It looks like it would be really warm and comfortable. We are getting an ice storm here this weekend. Sure wish I could knit myself a sweater, but I'll settle for getting a pair of socks finished. Have a good weekend and stay warm.

Ramona said...

Several pair of socks going at once is the norm, isn't it?? Your gloves and mittens look so warm! Love your husbands sweater. I'm the one always freezing in my house! Happy weekend!

Sharon Massena said...

I have nearly worn out my socks that look like your gray striped ones. And I love the bright colors in the ones with yellow. You are lucky your husband is willing to wear what you make him. Mine just insists that the two sweaters he owns are plenty from here to the grave as he seldom wears a sweater.

carol fun said...

Love the socks...need to play with that slip stitch idea. And the sweater for your hubby is beautiful! And I love the gloves too... that's another project I want to try... so many ideas!!!

Judy S. said...

Awesome projects! Love the sweater, and I'll bet he does, too.