Thursday, December 31, 2009

Vacation Knitting

I have plenty of sock yarn I have to knit through and I need mittens. On the new Knitty there is a pattern for mittens made from sock yarn...perfect. The pattern is called Ailbe - very detailed cable pattern on the back. Since I enjoyed making the Shedir cap (also a Knitty pattern) for a swap partner so much I thought these mittens were perfect. So far I've finished the first mitten. I didn't bring the correct needle size for the cuff of the second mitten with me on vacation. I have to wait til I get home to knit the mate. I love my mitten #1 and can't wait to get the other one done.

The yarn is from the November shipment of Rockin Sock Club. Gorgeous yarn and it works great with the pattern.

While I'm waiting to continue my mittens I moved on to a pair of socks from my Favorite Socks book. It's an easy pair of cabled socks that I've been meaning to make for a while. The pattern is easy and very pretty. The yarn is Plymouth Yarn Sockin' Sox that I had in my stash. Slightly variegated but looks great with the tiny cables. I have one finished and the other one on the needles.