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knitting adventures of two twenty-something sisters, separated by distance, but together in their love of all things yarn!
Monday, December 22, 2008
Tuesday, December 16, 2008
Quick and Dirty Update
Well, it has been a long time since you've heard from me. I know, it's shameful. I've been busy with work, house hunting, house buying (!!!), traveling to weddings, and life in general. Enough excuses, though! I'm glad that my sister has been able to pick up the slack and keep the blog afloat during my absense!
(image shamelessly stolen from facebook, because I wasn't able to be there to take it myself)
What's that, you say? Oh, knitting!! Right-o. I plum forgot; this is a knitting blog.
Despite my prolonged absense from the blogosphere, I have not stopped knitting. In fact, I have been quite the busy knitter. I'll show you 2 FOs today that have been done for awhile and are fully integrated into the wearable knits rotation, and then maybe in 6 months I'll show you my current WIPs (just kidding -- I'll try to make it a LITTLE sooner than that)!
Amazingly, I actually have finished PAIRS of socks! Good thing, too, because the winter weather is certainly here, and wool on my feet makes me a happy girl!
Pattern: Madder Rib Socks, from Knitting Vintage Socks
Yarn: Socks That Rock lightweight, Pebble Beach (I love you STR, I really do)
Needles: US size 2 (and maybe US 1s for the heels and toes, although I really don't remember)
Modifications: Short-row heel (my first) -- quick, easy, and good for the varigated yarn to prevent pooling.
Pattern: Embossed Leaves from Favorite Socks
Yarn: J.Knits Miami colorway
Needles: US 2s, US 1s for heels and toes
Mods: Not a single darn one -- this pattern is perfect as is!