Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Pretty Pink Silk Socks

Also in my to-be blogged pile is this pair of pretty pink socks.

Yarn: Regia Silk 4-f├Ądig (Uni / Solid) in colorway 035
Yarn Supplier: Windsor Button (out of business)
Needles: US 1 / 2.25 mm
Pattern: Girl's Anklet Socks by Mary Saunders
Pattern Source: Vogue Knitting on the Go: Socks Two

Modifications: I knit this as written for the girl's medium and then didn't decrease, so that this was an adult small sized sock. Having said that, I would not recommend it, as the cuff really needed the extra stitches relative to the body of the sock to be stretchy. It barely fits over the arch of my foot, although it fits fine once it is on.

Fortunately, I know someone who could use an extra pair of socks, and they fit!

Tuesday, July 03, 2018

Cool waters hat

There is nothing like a heat wave to make you pick up your knitting... or something.

Needles: US 8 / 5.0 mm
Yarn: some of Jasra's leftovers stash
Pattern: made up to fit my head

It has been a while since I have had the urge to knit, so I decided to take advantage of it while it lasted. Jasra kindly let me raid her stash of leftovers, and I found a pretty variegated yarn that feels like merino. Eyeballing it, it looked like just enough yarn for a little hat for me, and with my shorter hair that seemed potentially useful, if not in this heat.

It was a little bit of a game of yarn chicken, but I am really pleased with the results. Plus it was nice to revisit with my knitting mojo.