Friday, February 24, 2012

Simple SKYP Socks

I thought this was going to be an "no worries" pattern to sail through the shortest month, but I've only completed one sock due to lots of ripping back the first 10 days.  For the record, not a great pattern to rip back unless you have a lifeline.  It's much easier to count and examine your stitches every half-round.

I'll be binding off in daylight today, and then heading to the sewing machine for the remainder of the weekend!

Simple SKYP socks

I asked Santa for a hanging canvas shoe organizer but I'm pretty sure it wasn't expected to be used like this.  I love having most of my yarn in one compact place now.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

We have FMQ!

Beginning and end of the month FMQ practice.  Unfortunately, there was no practice in between these two pieces, but I'm encouraged that I can do this!
Misc doodling - Beginning Jan2012

End of Jan2012
I really, really, really, need to work on the quilting not being so dense, but for now I was concentrating on the motif and the motion.  I can't make leaves going to the left!

We have socks!

Running late for work so I'll get better pics later with the particulars, but one finish and one needing only bind-off as of midnight (even though I was tempted to knit into the Pacific time zone to get them finished).  These were both UFOs from 2011.

Sept2011 UFO
ETA: Plymouth Sockotta #5618, 6x2 rib, toe-up on 64 stitches.  
Did a twisted rib on the cuff that I won't do again :-)
These will be going to my friend Maureen.

Jan2011 UFO
ETA: Knitpicks Stroll in Terrain Twist colorway, toe-up 72 stitches; Garter Rib from Sensational Knitted Socks.  Followed these directions to switch to 1x1 rib for the cuff and it was a thing of beauty.  My "something new" this month will be an invisible bind-off or tubular bind-off on these; just need to wait to work on them in daylight to do that.  These are for me.

Close but no cigar

Progress is progress!  Still not finished, but at least the end is in sight.  It looks so small here, but I ran out of room for all the blocks I have.  I'll add another row to the width and two to the length.

Diagonal 4-patch, end Jan2012