August 15, 2011

Victory at Last!

After a few false starts and lots of frustration, Winnie finally did it.  She made her Nutkin Socks (yay!) and presented them in class on Saturday.  It was a beautiful sight to behold.

The satisfaction that one gets when any project is finished is doubled when that project is for yourself.  Congratulations, Miss Winnie.  You did good, gal!

I finished a pair of socks too.  They're for my son who requested I spin this yarn up just for these socks (remember the Frabjous Fibers in high tide?):

The picture shows the striping much better than the real socks.  They are fraternal twins for sure.  There was no way for me to figure out how to make them match because the colors were all over the place.  I still have about 300 yards of it left over, but I'm sure I'll figure out something to do with it.

Lastly, I'm working on the Fake Isle Hat which I tried to make the hat 'jogless', but my attempt failed miserably.  Maybe you will have better luck.:

The black yarn is store bought merino/bamboo, I think since the ball band has been lost to history.  The multi-color is Louet wool I scored from Sojourn Knitter after I offered (read begged) to help her reduce her stash.  I have a nerve to offer help with destashing when I can't even make a dent in my own stash (unless it's during the Tour de Fleece, of course).

One of the knitting ladies, Carol, asked the class if they would knit matching hats/scarves/mittens to donate.  It's due on Saturday 8/27 and so far all I've gotten done is one mitten.  Shame on me!  I'll post my set when is done.

1 comment:

  1. Good for Miss Winnie! I heard that many gave up on Nutkin socks, because they twisted.
    I love your handspun sockslets! They turned out really well. I never care, it they are twins, when using handspun yarn.
    I love your Fake Isle hat, the colors look wonderful. I made that one once before, a long time ago.