Friday, March 09, 2007
Two FOs to post today for FO Friday. The first are my Cervina Calzetteria socks, simple stockinette, in the Naples colorway. I started these quite a while ago, and kept getting sidetracked, but now that they are done, I allowed myself to cast on sock #2 of my hand-spun socks. These socks are quite soft and comfortable to wear, and I expect them to soften even more with washing, and they have nylon in them for strength, which is a wonderful thing. I wore out the heel in my Embossed Leaves socks already -- only got a few months out of them. Now I know thet my heels are rough, but come on! I ended up felting those and sewed up the heel and Rachel wears them now and they are super soft and cushy.
FO #2 I knit a few weeks ago and forgot to post, partially b/c I don't like it! Not on me anyway. It is Calorimetry from the last issue of Knitty. I was desperate for a quick project and saw this one on this blog and did a little stash diving. I had it done with-in a day and it was rather fun and easy. Many bloggers have commented that knit as the pattern states that it comes out HUGE -- and they are right! I knit mine in a DK (Jaegger Matchmaker dyed by my Jacob) on size 6's, rather than the worsted on 8's recommended, and it was still too big! I will say that it was a great thing to put on one's head however when running out of the houe with wet hair thrown up in a clip! I think this suits folks with lovely curly locks much better than those with bone straight hair like myself, or folks like Mary here...
...who could model a potato sack and have the world clammoring to adopt the look. The wrap is going home to Ireland with her. (Mary is the sis of my sis-in-law, visiting from the homeland. I heart her -- could you tell?)
And the lovely Sinead (the aforementioned sis-in-law) discovered an alternate use, should Mary tire of the house frau look...