Saturday 19 March 2011


It's amazing what you can do when you're motivated.

I finished Dads socks on Thursday night, as planned. I was really delighted to get it done, and the pair were re-united this morning when I went round to Dads:

Pattern: Made up out of my head plain 64 stitch socks
Yarn: Zettl Zockenwolle Cortina
Needles: 2.5mm dpns

Talk about bargain socks. 4 balls of this yarn for €4.99 in Lidl, and these socks took a ball and a half. That's what, €2.50 for a pair of socks? I decided to photo them on Dads piano, as they are black & white (duh) but also because you may remember that the birthday card I made him was piano themed too. I like things to be matchy-matchy. It's the inner OCD in me.

Then I said I wanted to knit Alice a jumper for her teddy for her birthday on Tuesday. Done!

Pattern: Brother Bear One-Piece Sweater from the Knitting Pattern A Day Calendar 2011
Yarn: Random yellow acrylic from the stash
Needles: 5mm Knit Picks Options

I picked this pattern as the bear in the pattern photo is the very same as this one. This is Ben, one of Alice's bears who normally wears a wizard outfit to keep bad dreams away. I'm sure he'll be glad of the change of clothes, but he does look a bit like a bumble bee. Ah well, hopefully Alice will like it. That's two outfits for her bears now for her birthday. I'm happy with that.

So, what's left on my needles? The Ethereal top. Yeah. Not feeling the longing to take it up again, but I really should. I found these two patterns on Ravelry that gave me a couple of ideas for what I might do:
Liuhu Alpaca Tunic
Empire Waist Pullover

Sorry about the Rav links, but I don't know where else to link to them!
Hopefully I'll get it done soon, it'd be nice to have it to wear while it's still Spring like weather.

Oh, and I also found this pattern:
A nice Kindle Cover Ravlink Non RavLink for hubbys Kindle I got him for his birthday.
I have a skein of Araucania Nature Cotton I bought forever ago in a sale that should fit the bill. Maybe I'll do that first before the Ethereal top.....

Good knitting


Tara said...

Nice template! That photo made me laugh out loud :)

Anonymous said...

Yay, you finished the socks! They look great. And the teddy sweater is too adorable. LOVE the new blog look, too.