I have been seized by a bout of finish-itis, probably because I start back to work next Monday. I'm trying to tidy up loose ends here at home, and having at least five projects OTN was bothering me.
First, I decided to use up the rest of the superwash merino I bought for the co-worker's baby hat. Result: a head start on next year's preemie hat project.
The white one is extremely small. It would fit a tennis ball perfectly. Really, it would be best if it were never, ever needed. But it will be, and it will be ready.
A couple months ago I started a second pair of extra warm socks and got most of the leg done on the first one before my interest skedaddled on to something else. Last night I did the heel and gusset.*
Here it is posing with one of the socks from the first pair. Although you may not be able to tell from the photo, the one on the right is darker and more green.
Both pairs use one strand of Online Supersocke 100 from the Highland Color group (left) plus one strand of some other sock yarn. The one on the left pairs color #840 with a strand of MegaBoot stretch in an oatmeal color. The one in progress on the right pairs #838 with a strand of Socks That Rock in Falcon's Eye (right). The STR makes that right sock nice and soft. The Online yarn is sturdy, tightly twisted, and should hold up well, thereby compensating for the softness of the 100% merino in the STR.
These will keep my tootsies nice and warm next winter. The first pair did great in that department this winter. These are the kind of socks sometimes referred to as boot socks, extra thick and cushy. An added bonus of double-stranding the yarn is that it goes approximately twice as far, which means I can make at least one more pair using the Online yarn with something else.
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Today's kitteh photo. Hannibal is upstairs looking out the window. A strange black cat is outside the window downstairs.
Hannibal, you missed your visitor!
* Edited to add: I wrote this post on Tuesday morning. Finished the sock later that day and cast on for the second. Finishfinishfinish...