February 18, 2009

Knitting but no finishing

Knitting right along on anything that grabs my attention. Take for instance left over sock yarn. Instead of gathering it up and putting it away I decided just to knit some infant socks. Not that I know anyone who has an infant currently but I'll find somewhere to donate them. Please notice that Tanner is earning his keep my insuring all socks are done to the highest quality and coated with a layer of cream colored cat fur.

Socks without my cat helper.

Helena is moving right along for my granddaughter. I stopped when I finished the body so I could try it on her to make sure the length was ok. Looks great so now I just have to finish the sleeves and front/neck. D1 and I decided that they need to make this pattern in an adult size because it's so pretty.
The grandkids needed scarves so a little surfing on ravelry and I found alligator scarves. I ordered the pattern from Morehouse Farm a while back but just casted on the first on on Saturday.

Pretty cute. The yarn is red heart in a sports weight. The green camo is for N. W picked red and Missy A picked purple.
My friend's mom isn't doing well. I finished the knitting on the white shawl only to discover that the color for brain cancer is grey not white. The color is something that is very important to her mom so I knit up this smoke ring instead using opal sock yarn in a light grey color. I figured it would be easy to toss in the washer and dryer with no fuss leaving plenty of time for my friend to worry about other things while taking care of her mom.
I added more repeats to the width since sock yarn doesn't block out and the width as the pattern was written would have been 20". Easy pattern that was fun to do. My youngest daughter thought it looked pretty cool so I might have to make her one.
So that's about it for around here. Another storm is coming in later today. Anything but ice would be fine with me. I've had quite enough ice this winter, thank you very much.


Anonymous said...

I found baby socks was the best way for me to use up those sock yarn left over bits too. There are always babies out there that can use them. I'm sure they will not be homeless for long.

The Helena top is gorgeous. And as green is my favorite color it is doubly lovely in my eyes. I'm sure your granddaughter will be adorable wearing it.

The alligator scarf is marvelous, and that camo colored yarn is the perfect colorway too. It actually looks very close to what a real alligator would appear if you saw it swimming in a swamp somewhere. Amazing! Wonderful knit pieces, and I'm sure they will all be finished soon enough. :)

Lynn said...

Love the scarves!! And great color choice. Very realistic to the actual thing. And I LOVE that sweater!! I agree, there has to be one made for grown ups as well.

and truly love the sock inspector! LOL

Sydney said...

It's good to see you have Tanner to inspect your socks. Good idea to use leftovers for baby socks.

Helena is cute and I like that smoke ring!

gypsyknits said...

Love Helena! Beautiful and the scarves look so realistic. The boys should love those:)