Whoooohoooo! It’s Friday and the sun is shining!
A couple of weeks ago, Knitting It Out had a contest. The prize was a Knit Picks kit for Carmen Bananas. I won! The sock monkey from my childhood disappeared, and I’ve thought about ordering Carmen’s kit more than once, so I’m delighted to have her in my home, waiting for me to take her on. She’s going to be a challenge… I don’t like seams, and my stranded knitting needs practicing… Thank you, Knitting It Out! I’m looking forward to working on Carmen and letting her walk me through some knitting hurdles.
Long ago – last Thursday – I finally finished another pair of socks. Yes, they’re baby socks, but they are socks!
Project: Sweet Baby Kiwi
Pattern: Sweet Baby Kate by Irishgirlieknits is my new go-to baby sock pattern. It’s really a baby Cotty sock pattern with a matching hat thrown in for good measure. I just can’t telly you how much I like this/Cotty pattern! The cuff is a tiny bit fiddly the first time you do it, but since I’ve done four of them now (don’t ask – this is indeed the first pair of Cottys I’ve finished), I can almost do it in my sleep.
Yarn: Leftover Plymouth Sockotta. I love the colors, and it will go well with the blanket gMarie made for me for the same baby. I think it’s just about perfect baby boy yarn. He might get a bigger boy pair for Christmas or something…
Needles: US #2 dpns. For baby socks, I love my shorty bamboo dpns. It’s just easier for me to do wee socks on the little dpns, rather than manipulating all the cord it would take for my usual magic loop.
Verdict: I think I’ve already said this, but this will be my new go-to baby sock pattern. When I’m not knitting for a baby whose climate is headed into summer, I’ll give the hat a try too.
Can’t wait for tomorrow and the Fall Fiber Festival at Montpelier. Anyone else going to be there? In case you’re wondering, I do anticipate mud. I don’t know that it’s going to be as bad as the mud-fest a few years back, but I do think the parking field will be soft and slippery, and I won’t be shocked if the same is true of the vendor area as well.
Oh – and if you’re making the trek, Dog House Yarns is only about 20 miles away from the festival… It’s guaranteed to be climate-controlled, bug-free, no direct sun, and no mud!
What’s on your weekend agenda?