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Friday, January 10, 2014

A New Year...A New Project

Christmas came and went.  We celebrated two birthdays, mine and Rachels.
There were lots of lovely gifts.  Now the decorations are gone and it's time for new projects.  For me, anything that was NOT A SOCK was considered.
I settled on Antler using a yarn I bought at The Wool Cabin a while back.  Suzette was kind enough to order it in for me.  It's Madeleintosh aran weight in the colorway...Antler.
 It' s cushy, springy yarn and has this grey toned variation on the cream.  I'm knitting up a size 4-6 child size.  It's refreshing to knit on size 8 needles instead of size 0.  This sweater is going to move along nicely.
 I started the sleeve cuff with a provisional cast on and did a tubular cast on.  I love the look when the pink waste yarn is removed.  For now, I'm leaving it on until the second sleeve is cast on.  I want continuity with the second sleeve and I think leaving the yarn in will help me get them identical.

The size 12 socks are finished.  I only got 1 1/2 sock done for Christmas but Bruce tried the one on (can you tell the sock on the right was on a foot?) and declared it lovely....and ummmmmmmmmmmmm...
just a bit big.  Turns out he wears an 11 shoe...oops!  I'm hoping to (dare I say it) shrink them a tiny bit.
 I love the twisted stitch patterning in the cuff.  My friend Rachael knit a pair of socks for her husband using a pattern in the "Knitting Man-ual" book, but I bought a single PDF instant download pattern from ravelry.
I like the cuff so much I made two socks using the twisted stitch pattern and did them toe-up.
I'm ready for that new sweater.  No more socks for me for awhile.

10 comments:

  1. Happy Birthday to you and Rachel. Glad you had a good Christmas and that the sock making went OK. Your guest house looks beautiful in the snow! Looking foward to following your adventures this year. Happy New Year! xx

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  2. Love the antler sweater and Tosh is always wonderful no matter the color! Your socks are wonderful and I admire you that you knit socks for Christmas. Happy Birthday!

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  3. Hi Bonnie! Wow! You are a pro!

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  4. I wish I could knit. Well, I do knit. I wish I could actually finish something I knit.

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  5. I love your knitting projects. It must be knitting time. I bought yarn today to work on some projects. Enjoy . . .

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  6. You do such a beautiful job, Bonnie. The socks looks so warm too. Happy New Year!

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  7. You are an amazing knitter. Hooray for a new year and new projects to go with it.

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  8. Happy Belated Birthday Bonnie! I hope you had a good one!

    I can't believe you've made so many socks in the last month or two -- I'm amazed you have any wrists left at all. That little sweater is going to be so sweet. Is it for a shop sample?

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  9. You are busy as usual! Will they shrink in hot water? I bet they are super warm. Wishing you a Happy New Year. Well, after making your soup so many times, and always turning to your blog for the recipe, I finally posted it on my blog today. I love it. It is my daughter's favorite soup and I have made it so many times. I took it recently to an elderly neighbor after he was hospitalized for a punctured lung. He said that it was worth going to the hospital because he got the soup. So cute! Have a wonderful New Year. Joni

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  10. Just for my "Hope Chest" Anna.
    Joni, I'm so glad you like the soup. Thanks for the mention on your blog. I hope they shrink just a tiny bit but we'll see. They only shrink when I DON"T try to do it.

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