Socks, finally

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Ages and ages ago I started knitting a pair of socks. It took me over a year, but I finished them right before Christmas as my present to myself.

I used the Blackrose pattern on Knitty.com, and after I finished them I realized that I had done my yarn overs incorrectly, so they didn’t create the open lace effect that they are supposed to have. I guess that’s one of the pitfalls of being completely self-taught, but I know better now. The socks are still really pretty, and I’m happy to have them.

My toddler helped me take the pictures.

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Knitted Diaper Cover

I’ve been very busy these days with trying to get a couple of projects finished before Christmas. The other day my sewing machine started acting up on me, so my Lover suggested that I take the day off and relax instead. So, I finished knitting a wool diaper cover, then dyed it very deep fuchsia.

Wool diaper covers felt up as you use them, so the initial shape is a bit odd, in my opinion. The pattern is here (PDF file).

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Double-Pointed Knitting Needles

I got some double-pointed knitting needles, and I’ve been learning how to use them so that I can make socks (which is more or less the main reason why I learned how to knit — to make socks). It feels a lot like trying to juggle with my fingers tied together.

I also had fun experimenting with my camera.