Saturday, April 14, 2007

Gift Yarn and One Point Five of Fifty-Two

Nova Knitter was in the store today, and she gave me this ball of cotton yarn. She bought it to make her granddaughter a sweater but didn't like it. I think I'll make a baby hat with it. I know someone who just had a baby girl, or I can keep it til I see if I have a niece in November.

I finished one sock for the Littlest One. The toe is kinda short, but it will do. It's this pattern, but I just did the rib, no four rows of stocking stitch at the top. I want to make a pair the same for the Oldest One, but I'll have to increase the stitch count. I think the next pairs for them with this yarn will be stocking stitch. The yarn looks better in this sock on the stockinette sole. (Brooklyn Handspun in Thomas the Train colorway.)

Heddy was in the store for a visit today, too. She started Hederas and was stumped a bit. She's on track now, I think. She had her Austermans on, and I really liked them. I have the same colorway (Whiskey) on my list I want the boss to order. I'll have to get one if/when we ever get it in.

Not much other than that to tell. I started one of these with some of this. The yarn isn't bad, but I find it goes twisty on me, and that's annoying a bit. I may try one out of this, too. It's got the exact same yardage, and it seems to be quite similar all around. The bag I'm making now is mine, and I also have a different shade of Noro to make another one for a friend. If the SWS works I will have to use it for another one for another friend. (Unless I get some more Noro or try Classic Wool.)

Happy knitting!


Blogger Emma said...

That yarn will make an adorable baby hat! I love the toddler sock too--it looks like a hand-knit adult sock, but tiny! Too cute.

7:43 PM  
Blogger Charity said...

Love the toddler sock! :0) That yarn is so sweet, it will be great for a baby hat.

9:07 PM  
Blogger Heddy said...

thanks for trying to get me those needles -- if I really NEED them and you can't get them in, I will pick them up next time I am Mahone Bay (but would prefer to shop locally!)

The Hederas are progressing along well, thanks for the help on the quer YO's - Tom says they are the nicest looking socks I have ever done (he really likes the yarn) ... My tension is still a bit unever on the YOs ... but I think I have that figured out too (the second sock will be better!)

Thanks again!

10:55 AM  
Anonymous Dipsy said...

Ohhh, gorgeous toddler sock, such a great colour too!

8:05 AM  
Anonymous Cathy said...

Look at him showing off his sock! My son would have thrown a hissy if I asked him to model a sock... can I borrow your son for modeling?

10:12 AM  

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