Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Footies and a Sweater

Ahh, footies!  My son has received a pair of these almost every year since he was a wee lad.  He loves the strange ones and even better if they don't match.  Yes, those are them.....the ones with all the colors.  The other 3 are just one of each of three additional pair he asked me to knit for his friends.  No sense in putting them all in since they look just like the ones shown.  :)
I used 2 strands of Cascade 220 Superwash and US sz 6 dpn's.

Then there is this sweater I knit without a pattern but it was EZ.  Yes, easy to knit with what I learned from EZ (Elizabeth Zimmermann).
I did learn the Channel Island cast-on from Meg Swansen with split welt on the sides.  I kept the side stitches in purl and took in the waist a bit for an hourglass figure.  I kept knitting in the round setting in the sleeves and only doing a 3-needle bind-off at the shoulders....the rest is seamless.
Mom sent me the yarn (a little heavier than worsted) and I used US sz 7 needles.

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Two of the saddest things I know......

.....when my needles finished the last round of knitted lace on this delightful-to-knit Herbert Niebling design,
.......and when my spoon got to the bottom of this super delicious Bengal Chutney made by Julie.