Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Seeing Double - Finished

These are the fastest socks I ever knit and they would have been finished on Monday if I hadn't taken the weekend off to galivant a little, you know socialize and have fun.

So being a little behind I didn't finish them until this morning. The nice part of the entire operation was that both socks were finished at roughly the same time. I think I will do this again. My only problem was the yarn, Fabel from Garnstudio, which simply wouldn't match up. Both balls were somewhat different and I ended up having to cut the yarn and search for a match, grrr. And of course the miserable Kitchener stitch to graft the toe. That one always gives me a little grief.

Almost Done

So here are the finished socks all ready for my hubby. He really needed a new pair.


I have a lot of little bits and pieces of wool left over from various projects that is starting to clutter up my life. I have decided to turn those bits into squares.

Knitting 030
Guess What

There is a rehab hospital here in Toronto where I was lucky enough to go after my hip replacement. There are now a lot of Canadian soldiers recovering from serious injuries incurred in Afghanistan. Most have family and friends nearby but some do not. My plan is to make a blanket for as many as I can, to give a little comfort. Just a small one to fit on a lap while sitting in a wheel chair, I'm thinking.

So this is my new project...


Blogger AnnieElf said...

Great socks. R - I have a boatload of granny squares. Time for me to start connecting them. Thanks for the inspiration.

January 31, 2008 at 1:11 PM  
Blogger Zaz said...

nice! i think i recognize the stitch and bitch patch though... are these swatches? i never keep mine and rip them to start on my project in fear i would run out of yarn, etc... silly.
there was a project called something like: "knit afghans for afghans", lol.
you do right, they go way back there in knitting and weaving and making carpets and they keep sheep, etc...
i wonder if someone inquired if they made their own stuff before coming up with the idea to knit them blankets?! haha.
thank you for your comment, i always recognize you when i see your name.
i sooo love the coat too and it's shaped at the waist etc... many places, not too many.
the thing for the cap is to do 4 divisions (wedges?!) and to K2tog then k2 then slpso, it's very easy, i adapt the number of stitches to the thickness of the yarn used. for it to roll, it's best to cast on with smaller needles then go to bigger ones when you want it to start to flatten... i hope your friend heals soon and that she can take it with a smile :)
:x Zaz

February 6, 2008 at 12:42 PM  
Blogger Rositta said...

Hi Zaz, no they are not swatches, they are leftover yarn. I make them 8" x 8" and I have a book on dishcloths with different patterns that I'm using. There is also a website that gives a new stitch pattern a month and I will try to integrate some of that...nice to see you, ciao:)

February 6, 2008 at 12:45 PM  

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