Friday, January 6, 2012

Socks of Kindness

Sorry it's been a while since I've posted. We had a very busy holiday season at the shop thanks to all of you and I just haven't had time to post. So...are you knitting along with us on the Socks of Kindness? Look how many are! We had a nice crowd last week for our first day of the KAL. I wonder what today will be like??

I have made no progress on them this week as I cast on another Bandana Cowl. We have yet to exchange Christmas gifts with our friends and I decided that I didn't like the color I made for one of them (I won't say which one in case they read this!) so I am knitting another. It needs to be done by tomorrow so that's what I was working on this week...that an our inventory spreadsheet. I will post some of my FO's and WIP's later this week. I got a new camera so I want to test it out.

Look at everyone knitting away! I was amazed at the different techniques people were using. Toe up, top down, 2 Socks on 1 Circular (the way I'm knitting them BTW...Second Sock Syndrome won't get me this time!), double points, 1 Sock on 2 Circulars...did I forget any? And afterthought heels are planned by some of us (Lisa and Stevie...I decided to try that out!) I can't wait to see all of them completed. No one is using the same colorway either so we should have a great mix of colors.

So...on to customer show and tell...

I have to apologize to Mary Kate...some of her projects below are rotated and I don't know why. They weren't on the camera!

Here is her very pretty in pink Bandana Cowl made out of Malabrigo Worsted. Upside down...oops.

Sandy was busy making the mini stockings for her 10 grandchildren. She knitted most of them on her plan ride over Thanksgiving. Aren't they cute?

Here are Liz's adorable infant mittens she made for her niece and nephew.

And Sally's Baby Surprise Jacket made out of Ella Rae's Amity Print which self stripes the sweater without having to change yarn! She learned how to make the sweater during a class at the shop and she finished it in no time. It's just lovely!

Another one of Mary Kate's projects...sorry, upside down again. Her first pair of the Socks of Kindness and the inspiration for our KAL. The colors are so pretty. You can kind of see the pattern in the picture. They are much nicer in person!

And her Pagewood Farm Handspun Bouquet Hat. These are just so fun!

Annie made these great gauntlets out of a very pretty periwinkle Peace, Love and Yarn. They are just gorgeous!

Here is Jane K.'s Temple Cat Hat made during a class here at the shop. It is just too cute!

And Jane T.'s felted baby bonnet. I don't think that any picture could do this justice. She did a beautiful job on the finishing work that just made this hat look spectacular!

I'm sorry but I don't know whose this is. But...isn't it cute? I'm sure that baby will be plenty warm!
Sally's been busy...these are her 2 Bandana Cowls. The one on the left was knitted in the Cascade Eco Cloud and the one of the right is Cascade's Eco Duo. They are both so soft and squishy. Almost makes you want to wish for colder weather so you can wear them..almost!

That's all for now. Enjoy your weekend!