Friday, June 13, 2008

Idle Hands

Ecclesiastes talks about idle hands.

I realized that I haven't blogged about my knitting projects lately. There are definitely no idle hands here...

First up is a gorgeous model. This is a free pattern knit with some leftovers I had in my stash. I think it's Bernat's Cottontots. The only modification I made was to knit it in the round instead of seaming the sides....I hate seaming! Super quick and super cute pattern though.
The next project was my vacation project. It's the 'Good Guest Dress' from The Yarn Girls Guide to Knits for Older Kids. It's knit with Knit Picks shine worsted yarn. It looks way cuter on a model than on the hanger but the model needed to rest. I didn't make any modifications from the pattern but I should have knit it in the round instead of seaming the sides.
And now on to my sock obsession! Here's some Monkeys knit in some amazingly soft and squishy Sunshine Yarn. I love this yarn and love the pattern even more. I've knit this pattern before but this time I did it with no purls. They'll definitely be at the top of my sock drawer come fall.
Here's some Jaywalkers knit in Lorna's Laces. Oh, and remember I knit these with the leftovers of this yarn.

And some really boring man-socks...except I can't really call them socks cause it's more like sock.
But I have cast on for the second one...but not made much progress. Oh the cursed second-sock syndrome!

Heidi's going to be really excited to see the next one. It's her Booby Socks....or rather Booby Sock. Man, I've got to get over this second sock syndrome.
I tried to get a close up of the detail on this sock cause it really is pretty cool. Sadly, this was the best picture I could get. The top part looks like footsteps to represent all of the steps taken in the Race for the Cure. Then in the middle is the pink ribbon. Under that is a booby, complete with a bead for the nipple. And finally there is a mammogrammed booby. Oh and I can't forget the star toe since every woman is a star!
And finally, this is what's on the needles now (instead of the second socks of the man socks and booby socks). It's some cute little ankle socks knit in some Yarn Pirate yarn. It's my first short row heels. Look, no holes!I like this picture looks like he's smiling.Ok, I'd better stop before I make blogger blow up with all of the links!


Mamarazzi said...

your knitting is so very impressive!! truly beautiful and amazingly cute!

i think its super awesome that your girls have their own stuff handmade by you.

you have been on my mind and in my heart. i am glad to see a post!

Deb - Mom of 3 Girls said...

I love the dresses and the sock! I haven't pulled my knitting (such as it is) out in a while, probably because scarf-making isn't terribly exciting in June. I'll have to try something harder soon.

You have been in my thoughts and prayers.

Heidi said...

I can't wait to wear my "booby" socks. Of course, I would be tickled pink to just wear the one, even if you don't ever finish the pair. Thanks friend!

Sileena said...

I wished you lived next door because with our girls and our sewing and knitting! Ugh, I would love to learn to knit from you! What fun projects.
Thanks for sharing.

clementsfabfive said...

Thou shalt not covet thy friends projects! (Little confession from me) LOL They are great! You are so talented.