Thursday, June 30, 2016

June's Finished Projects

I've actually been quite busy this month, and I'm within hours of finishing a couple of other projects. But I can say that these two projects were finished this week.

This blanket was made for my dear friend Martha. She lost her mom several years ago to ALS. Last winter, Martha gave me boxes of her mom's yarn. When Martha had a sweet baby boy a few months ago, it was only right to use her Mama's yarn to make something for little Austin.

These are the socks that drove me batty. Love the colors (go Seahawks!), love the way the pattern looks. Just didn't love the process (pattern is Geek Socks on Ravelry.) The yarn was super yummy! I purchased it online from New Zealand with my birthday money (Stray Cats on Etsy). But having never worked with slip stitches on socks, I found them to be way too small (see last month's post.) So I ripped them back to the heel, turned them inside out to knit and used a larger needle. Now with some finessing, I can wear them. But I don't know that I will do this particular pattern again. They were definitely a learning curve for me.

And yes, I do realize that both projects are blue, green and white stripes. Purely coincidental. Maybe Austin will grow up to love the Seahawks, too!

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