Monday, September 18, 2006
pippi kneestockings are finished !
yeah! i finished! and they fit! and, would you believe that they weigh 102 grams and my leftovers weigh 98 grams?
i mostly followed the pattern as written, but changed the heel (the original pattern has the heel knitted in stockinette with a turning i don't really like) and toe (i made the foot a bit longer, and lucked out having my toe end with a 14 row stripe).
and how perfect to finish these socks when lolly is busy posting and preparing for ...
you can read about it here and sign up here. i'm getting excited contemplating what my next socks will look like! i imagine i will be going to bed with a stack of books and patterns tonight, to study.
i was out and about today, collecting some crochet supplies for my mom. i turned the corner and saw these shelves of fun fur and the sign. all i could think was, i hope this is the sign of a dying trend. but, i think lion brand is turning the corner and offering more sophisticated yarns and patterns.
mom decided she wants to make these felted little birds. the yarn used is lion brand's lion wool. i did not get the yarn called for in the pattern, but instead went for paton's classic merino ... it has more yardage for a lesser price, and has a better palette! i just hope she likes the colors i did pick, because i kinda changed my mind after i got off the phone with her. oops.