The Baudelaire socks from Knitty, done in Lorna's Laces Shepherd Sock, pale pink, on size 1 circs. New skills: The sewn bind-off, reading a chart, and cables! Woohoo!
Pretty, eh? I liked the pattern a lot and found that while I could not knit without the pattern, I soon became easily able to recognize where I was in the pattern. That made life much easier! They fit well, and I have a ton of LL left over. Bummer -- I changed balls in the middle of the heel of the second sock, and the yarn is DEFINITELY a different shade, though they were from the same dye lot. Don't you just hate that??? I am hoping that after washing, it will be less apparent.
That Cookie is quite a little crafty lady, isn't she??? Now that I've done these, perhaps I will be tough enough to undertake the Pomatomus. Love those. And I can't forget Monkey. I mean, if you are going to knit socks, shouldn't you KNIT SOCKS????
I just cast on for a pair of Diagonal Rib Socks from Knitter's Daily by Ann Budd. I am doing them toe-up instead of cuff-down, and I'm not sure how to convert the pattern, so we shall see what we shall see!
Next up, we have a little cardy for Callie.
It's done in garter stripes alternated with stockinette. Very easy. Cheap, too. I got the pattern (and the yarn) from Lion. I'm not a big craft-store yarn buyer, but this was so cheap that i couldn't say no. I think it took three skeins of their Cotton-ease, and they were like $3.50 each. A sweater for $10?? Sign me up. I purposely made it a bit big so it will last longer. We'll see if she outgrows it or grows to hate it first.
What's next? More socks as reported above, plus I am tempted to join in the Elizabeth Zimmerman year-long Knitter's Almanac knit-along that Kelly at KnitPicks is starting. Anyone interested?