Something fast, something that gives (almost) immediate gratification. I’m in the middle of a sweater, a huge crocheted shawl, a pair of socks, a dog sweater and the cutest flag garland ever. I’m not counting my Christmas knitting — it’s not the last minute yet and I don’t want to let the cat out of the gift bag. Anyhow, despite my vow to not start anything new until the WIPs are at least a little bit under control, I caved. I needed a project that offered some immediate gratification. Rav served up the perfect pattern, Leafy Washcloth. I knit up the first one last evening and it’s blocking as I type this.
I used some Sugar and Cream cotton that I had around and size 7 straight needles, filling the immediate gratification bill perfectly. Feels so good to have a FO!
The odds of hitting your target go up dramatically when you aim at it. Mal Pancoast
OFF/ON THE NEEDLES
Mr. Iknead’s Simple Skype socks are finished and he loves them! I decided after finishing the first one cuff down that I would do the second toe up, which is how I usually knit socks. Like the toe up sock construction better, confirming once and for all that pretty much any sock can be done toe up, I usually just read the pattern from bottom to top instead of the regular way and use the Fleegle heel. You can see the difference in the picture, the one on the left is toe up.
IN/OUT OF THE OVEN
Another type of FO – I baked seven loaves of pumpkin bread yesterday and once again, my new KA mixer rocks! I doubled the recipe, bringing the total flour tally to seven cups, total sugar to six cups, with four cups of pumpkin and eight eggs. KA performed like a champ. I once tried to double the recipe in my old KA, a totally dumb idea, since I’m still scraping pumpkin off my kitchen ceiling. : p
These are earmarked for friends, I hope to get them delivered today. Must make list so I don’t miss anyone.
Here is the most recent pic of Babydiva and her mommy. How beautiful are these two??
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Joy shared is twice the joy. Sorrow shared is half the sorrow. Swedish proverb