Wednesday, September 5, 2007

Sock Blocking

Look at what I made!

Well, I actually *did* make the socks, and I'm really happy with them, but this is what I was referring to:

I made sock blockers! I made them from wire hangers, using the directions given in Debbie Stoller's Stitch 'N Bitch Nation (p. 139). They aren't perfect, and after I took the pic I ended up having to clip a part of each sock to the hanger to secure it, but still I think they are quite clever!

Next up, socks for my daughter made out of this rockin' yarn given to me by a fellow SnB'er (thanks, Sami!). I can't wait to start knitting...maybe tonight!

Here's a closer pic of the swatch I made. These socks are going to be so cute!

Also in line is yet another Isabella, this time with short sleeves and in a muted green, I think, at the request of my partner. I'm also seriously considering knitting the Moderne Log Cabin Blanket from Mason Dixon Knitting (pp. 77-79), in the actual costly Silky Wool that the pattern calls for. I just might do it, although both I and my budget are hearing that Swish Superwash from Knitpicks calling us, *very* loudly.

1 comment:

Jen said...

Very clever, Kelly! I look the new yarn for your little girl's socks.

See you tonight!