Sunday, April 09, 2006

Hand knitting update...

For the past few weeks I've been working on some small projects - biding my time until I can begin a sweater for one of the loom group members. Since I can't stand to be without a knitting project small things like socks and baby shoes keep me occupied without a lot of commitment. A large project like a sweater, especially when its not for me and someone is paying for my knitting, takes up most of my knitting time. So, these couple things I made in the mean time are now up on Etsy.com. Hopefully they'll bring in a little extra $$ this month.

The socks on the left are 100% wool. Made from Paton's merino wool that they now carry in Michaels (YEAH!). The cuffs, heels, and toes are made from a dusty blue color and the body is alternating stipes of dusty blue and blue and white tweed. I love the way they came out. I'm also loving using two colors for socks.

The infant shoes below are made with 100% coton Patons Grace yarn. I've always wanted to try the yarn since it has a beautiful sheen to it. One skein isn't a lot of commitment and these shoes came out nice with it. I'd definitely use the yarn again on a larger project.

They are an ankle strap style with a little purple button on the strap. I think they are adorable- but we'll see how they sell.


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4 comments:

  1. those infant shoes are adorable! very very inventive!

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  2. You're right, the two colors in the socks looks great. I also adore those booties. Did you design the pattern? So cute.

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  3. Love the baby booties........what pattern did you use? The socks are nice, too and I'm thrilled to see they carry a sock yarn at Michael's. I'll have to check it out!

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  4. The pattern I used is actually out of a 1945 pattern book that a yarn company that is now out of business published. I updated it a bit to make it current for todays fashion - but pretty much intact as was printed.

    Thanks for all the compliments - and sorry I've been absent for so long! :)

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