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Friday, 1 March 2013

On the Needles March 1st

Oh, I like the sound of that.....  March 1st. Spring can't be very far away now.
I haven't participated in this linky party before. But I've been doing a fair amount of knitting lately, as opposed to sewing, so I thought I'd post about my progress.
First off, these came off the needles last night, and onto my feet this morning.
I did these with Kroy sock yarn, since I didn't want to start off with really expensive yarn. I was quite dubious when I started these. Both because I'd never done socks before, and because I wasn't quite convinced about how comfortable they'd be, even though I've been reading other people raving about their hand knit socks for quite some time now. I have to say, I just might be a convert. They are warm, and they are comfy. I can see me doing more of these.
The other thing I've been working on is a top down bulky knit zipper up the front sweater.
 
This one is really fast knitting,  due to the fact that it is really bulky wool. But it is soooooo soft. I have another, really comfy bulky sweater that I have been wearing for over 32 years. I don't necessarily want to retire it, but I really should have a new one. LOL!
I'm going to link up with Judy's Patchwork Times (I seem to be doing that a lot lately. She's got a lot of fun link up ideas.), and then I'm going to go finish drawing out a new pantograph I just bought.

5 comments:

  1. Your socks turned out great. I, too, started off with the less expensive yarn when I was learning to make socks. I still wear them and still love how they feel. I've never knit any garments with the bulky yarn. Your zip up sweater looks great so far. Love the color.

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  2. your socks look wonderful and the sweater is beautiful so far love that shade of blue

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  3. I guess I didn't know you were a knitter too! Your socks look great. I love all the socks people are knitting...I don't know how to fit in time to knit so I've made a decision not to start another hobby...It's been over 25 years since I knitted and I probably still have yarn from projects I expected to get to someday!

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  4. Your socks look terrific -- and warm! And I'm really impressed with your sweater!! It'll be gorgeous! And you *definitely* deserve a new one! LOL! :)

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  5. Well look at you! Welcome to the sock club. :) They look fabulous.
    That sweater....Love, love, love. Where did you find the pattern?

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