Leo’s Mane Sew Along

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.


  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.

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

  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!

  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! :)

  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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