Finished Projects

Last post I mentioned my Sockhead hat, which I knit in February.

I only got to wear it for one day before the doggy got to it and it ended up looking like this:

It was such a pretty hat, too. Nice and warm. In any case, I’m now attempting to frog back the ribbing. I’m feeling like it’s a lost cause, though, and may just frog the whole thing and start over.

In the meantime, I’ve managed to finish a couple of pairs of socks. There are two new sock books in my library, one of which is Sock Club! Join the Knitting Adventure. The very first sock in the book is the Serendipity Socks by Ellie Putz (Ravelry link). I knit these socks with one of the skeins of yarn I got in the Eat, Drink, and Be Merry SemiSolid Yarn Club by Yarntini. They came out wonderfully in a more solid colorway and the pattern was an easy one to memorize.

Pattern: Serendipity Socks
Yarn: Yarntini SemiSolid 75/25 in Ginger Ice
Needles: 2.25mm DPNs

I also managed to finally finish my Fancy Silk Socks by Nancy Bush. Ravelry tells me that these socks were started on November 8, 2008. I’m trying to work through my UFOs, so these were the next socks pulled out of the stash. Once I got started, it was very easy to finish and they fit wonderfully well. I think that part of the problem was that at the time I was having difficulty memorizing the pattern. Also, the 2.25mm DPNs were just a little too small. I switched to 2.5mm needles for the second sock and things went much more smoothly.

Pattern: Fancy Silk Socks for a Child of 5 or 6 Years (Knitting Vintage Socks)
Yarn: DIC Smooshy in Lipstick Lava
Needles: 2.25 and 2.5mm DPNs

I’ve gotten a few more books in the mail and hope to talk about those later.


Long Doggy-Related Hiatus

So, I haven’t posted in a few months.  Just after my last post, I began the process of adopting a rescue labrador mix puppy.  At the time she was 9 months old and very cute.  Exhibit A:

Freya the day she got home

Since then, we have been getting to know one another.  Freya has gotten very comfortable with us and we are adjusting to life with a very active puppy.  Freya has also been learning what she likes.  Exhibit B:

Freya and her preferences

So, we’ve been having a great time.  I have managed to get a couple of things finished in that time.  Very small projects where I can constantly monitor her yarn exposure and ability to sneak up on me and the needles.  She still manages to have the last say.  That will be documented in next week’s post when I show repairing a big bite out of a freshly knit hat.