Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Alexandra's socks

Alexandra's socks are done, just in time for her 6th birthday. Here is the ravelry link. She picked out the yarn (Vesper in the Wilberry colorway). I think there is enough left for ankle socks for her sister but i might need to do contrasting toes and ribbing.

I love the socks but i think i future, I will make legwarmers for the girls. They will last longer than socks (both for wear and size). Plus I make them knee-length so i may as well just focus on that part of the leg. They can take them off when they get hot, too.

I am feeling a bit low on wips. I am still working on the Stilwell and i just picked up my Soft Lux Wrap. I love how it is coming out. The lace is really easy and memorable but gives such a lovely effect.

I think I need another sweater on the needles, though.

Saturday, April 9, 2011

New Sweater

Started Stilwell yesterday. Really liking it. Out of Berocco Ultra Alpaca in navy blue and cream. Using 4.5mm needles. Tried out 5.5mm needles for the colorwork as suggested by pattern (2 needle sizes up) but i think this is a little too big a jump for me. Used 5mm and much better, i think. This is going to be a fast knit.

Also working on second sock for Alex's 6th birthday which is this Friday (6 days away). Using Vesper sock yarn in the Wildberry colorway. She knows so wont be a surprise. We might have to go shopping for new shoes for her birthday to go with the socks. I am hoping to get anklets for Mia out of the leftovers.