Sunday, April 14, 2013
I have some great news too....I LOVE DPN's (double pointed needles) in knitting! My first foray into socks was with Magic Loop as I had heard DPN's were "difficult" but then I was a novice so they might have been for me at that time. Since I've made several pair using Magic Loop I wanted to learn DPN's and to me they are much easier and do a better job and the result looks better, on mine anyway. But again, is it because this is my 3rd pair of socks or is it the DPN's? I don't know the answer to that but right now I am pretty certain that any future socks will be knitted using DPN"s. AND...there will be beautiful, wild and crazy sock yarn too.....none of this solid color yarn for awhile. Ahhh...the joyful, peaceful art of knitting! BTW, I saw some cute socks where the cuff was one color and the sock another and also where the heel and toe were a different color....I liked it! Something to think about and a way to use up scraps if you don't have enough for 2 socks. "BRILLIANT I tell you"!
which is Purl Soho's craft blog and it is a free pattern. They have all kinds of wonderful photos, projects, and inspiration. It's like a Pinterest for crafters! LOL! It's so fun to just browse and several of my projects on this years's YOP list came from there. So, I'm looking to make this as my first project for YOP 2013/2014....if I can wait that long!
Have any of you made this? One gal on the Purl Bee commented that she made it for people for Christmas and it was THE present that year! Everyone loved them! I've seen one made and they are even prettier in person and soft and squishy.....GORGEOUS!
I'm having a hard time looking at my "blanket" projects since it's 73 here and I have the windows open. Plus, right now is my Summer actually since when it gets to be the REAL Summer here it is way too hot to be outside much. So please excuse me if I seem "spotty" out there in blog land for a bit but this is a short window of opportunity to do gardening, landscaping and painting outdoors before it gets too hot. It's just me since I haven't been able to talk "the girls" into giving me hand, or should I say "paw"! LOL! I know, bad, sad humor. I hope you are all safe and well and having nice weather! I WILL stop by later! I have some catching up to do!