Note: I found this post in my draft folder, waiting for a picture of the socks. Finally took one.
At the beginning of the summer I came upon a pattern that begged to be made in profusion and sold for benefit of the local humane society, on whose board I sit.
Doggie poo bag dispensers.
Pattern here. Great fun to make and a good use of leftover sock yarn. I made 29, gave one to Matthew and Alex for Ser Percival The Energetic, and we sold...one at the county fair booth. I have hopes for better results at the September dog walk, an annual fund-raiser for the shelter.
Last winter I made myself a Noro hat that I like so well I made a scarf to match. My old Noro scarf was dark, which was fine with my old red coat but too dull with my current dark brown one. This scarf is a bit livelier.
The hat and scarf are gone now. A few days ago I got an email asking for something for a silent auction fundraiser for a local candidate whom I support. Not much time to knit right now, so the hat and scarf set went to a good cause. Now I'm wondering if I should recreate them or if I should move on to another scarf and hat for which I have half the yarn I need.
I made a pair of socks.
Please ignore the funny-looking ears on the toes.
Yarn: Online Supersocke Nepal found on eBay.
Pattern: Wendy's Generic Toe-Up Socks.
Needles: Addi US#0 (feet) and US#1 (legs).
And earlier this month I made baby hats for The Purple Project (or whatever it is called).
- Valley Yarns Superwash DK in lilac;
- ditto with a stripe of Knit Picks Andean Silk;
- Lamb's Pride worsted in clematis;
- Knit Picks Andean Silk (discontinued) in hyacinth;
- Knit Picks Swish DK in clematis heather (color discontinued);
Still have two different socks OTN, frogged the cowl and need to cast on a different (easier) one for Alex. And that is what I have been knitting. (I wrote this on September 3. Alex picked out an easier pattern and it is nearly done. Photos soon.)