Look, ma! Knitting!
Okay, on to the knitting. First up, a pair of braided cable wrist-warmers.
They're knit in Debbie Bliss Cashmerino Chunky from this pattern over on litlnemo's blog. They were very easy and knit up fast with the nice chunky yarn. Now I'm going to try to come up with a matching hat. It has gotten durn chilly around here!
You wouldn't think it would be so hard to get a decent picture of your own arm! I was thinking of giving these away as a Christmas present, but I've decided that I'm done knitting Christmas gifts. I'm rebelling. I have my mother-in-law's gift done, and she's the one who will appreciate a hand-knit gift the most anyway, since she's a quilter and knows the work that goes into these things.
That said, I am still making up the felted clogs. In fact, I'd think this would be a gift anyone would love. If I'm not totally sick of them after I make the first two pairs, I'll knit up some more. The first one went pretty fast, despite the fact that I was waaaay off the first time around and had to completely frog all of the pink. I also realized that I got the yardage backwards. To make the 2-colored clogs, you need 2/3 in one color and 1/3 in the other. I got 2/3 of the plain pink and 1/3 of the variegated yarn. Well, after one clog, I have tons of pink left and none of the variegated. Back to the yarn store for more - bummer!
They look so funny unfelted. This one is even too big for my hubby's ginormous feet. I'll probably make him a pair at some point - it will be hilarious to see how big THOSE are pre-felting. They'll look like a papoose!
Finally, I managed to sneak my two socks on two circs out of the bedroom for a quick pic.
Making two pairs of one sock on two circs really helped me get this down. The Addis also make a huge difference. These are 20" long, too, instead of 24" and I now realize that that extra 4" was REALLY getting in the way. It's almost impossible for me to knit onto the wrong needle with this length because they're too darn short - the needle just doesn't want to bend that way! So, I am quite happy with my little project here. The lace pattern is quite nice as well. I've managed to muddle my way through two repeats.
It's annoying that the progress is much slower (well, duh, you're doing twice as much work, dummy!), but I'm excited about the fact that when I graft up that first toe, I'll just have a second toe to graft instead of a whole 'nother sock to knit!