Thursday, May 28, 2009


Last night was Nova Knitter's blogiversary party/Knit Nite. It was great fun, good cake, yarny prizes. Marti was the first name drawn, so she got first pick of the prizes. I was second, and I'd already had my eye on some Arequipa, which is exactly what I snatched up. (Got plans for it -- going to make a nice patterned pair of socks for my BF for her birthday in August.) Knitlibby came next, then Heddy. I think we all got what we wanted, and everything suited everyone -- bluish for Marti, limey/turquoise for Heddy, blue for Knitlibby.

I have to make my BF some really nice socks cuz she's getting some fuglies in the near future. I've knit her three pairs of socks so far, and only one pair is left, last I knew. She wore the other two pairs totally out -- palm-sized holes in the heels. The socks she's had so far are nice and not fugly, but the good thing about her is she's easy going, happy-go-lucky, so she won't care that the colors are, well, fugly. First up there are two pairs of anklets made from leftover Patons Stretch Sock in kelp, sugar, and plum. The first pair was started April 25 and finished on the 29th. The second pair was started May 23 and finished the 28th. Ravelry details here.

The other pair are a work-in-progress started last night for something easy for Knit Nite, Ravelry details here. They are the wonderful and used many times by me Broadripple pattern. I am using Bernat Sox which I really do like for a cheapy yarn, but this probably is a colorway that I'll never use again, crazy hot. What was I thinking? Oh, well. Maybe the acrylic/nylon blend won't wear out or at least not so fast.

I also managed to finish up a bunch of baby hats ranging in size from 0-3 months up to 2-4 years. I started making those on March 3 and finished them up on May 23. Ravelry details here. I'm not going to post pictures here, but you can see pictures of all eight of them over there.

Happy knitting!


Blogger Wanderingcatstudio said...

Haha.. I bought the crazy hot colourway too.. and I'm thinking the exact same thing... I'm making them into socks for my mother in law....
What did you think of the Patons stretch, I've been eyeing it because they have some nice colours

11:19 PM  
Blogger Donna M said...

Glad you like your prize. Can't wait to see what you make with it!

10:23 AM  
Blogger Charity said...

I made socks from the crazy hot colourway for my son, and he really liked them - maybe that one is better for kids? :o)

12:13 PM  
Anonymous pat said...

I think that is the exact color of Ariquipa I used for my Latvian Dances - such a soft beautiful colorway!

11:18 AM  
Blogger Frieda said...

You're gonna love knitting with the Arequipa , so nice !

BTW , the socks are not fugly ...

4:10 PM  

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