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.
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).
I knitted these fingerless gloves for my mother, using chunky weight acrylic yarn that she picked out. I devised the pattern myself, and used the magic loop method to knit in the round. They’re really quite gorgeous.
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.
Hand knitted shawl in summer colors by Dosiak
The colors are gorgeous, and I love the intricate design of the shawl. Plus, tassels!