My Cute Little Sock

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Okay, I just couldn’t wait to share my freshly made sock. Just clipped the last piece of thread before I snapped a picture of this lovely creature.

Yes, a pattern for the sock will be posted soon. But right now I feel like a proud mamma showing off my little baby. Isn’t it just percious?

Wash Your Face Washcloth

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This was a simple washcloth that I made as punishment to the yarn for not acting right in another garment I was trying to use it for. (Yes, I punish my yarn when it acts bad. Let this be a lesson to all other yarns in my stash. Don’t make me angry!)

Well, despite the initial reason for using the yarn, I must admit that the washcloth came out looking really nice. So if you are looking for a quick knit gift item or just something to do with an odd ball of cotton yarn, well, here you go:

Materials-

1 ball  patons Grace, 1.75 oz / 50 g, 6136 yd / 125 m 100% ultra-soft mercerized cotton, color 62901 Tangelo

US size 2 knitting needles

Cast on 48 stitches.

Garter stitch the first 3 rows.

Row1-4: Knit

Row 5-8: Purl

Continue rows 1 through 8 until you reach your desired length or the washcloth measures 7 inches without being pulled.

Gater stitch the next 3 rows. Bind off. Weave in ends.

The washcloth should have a nice ridged look to it that will soften a bit with use.

Now, go fourth and clean thy self!

Must. Knit. Socks.

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I can’t help it. Even before I finish stitching up one pair, I’m already thinking about the next sock I’m going to knit.

This is my current sock project. It’s the one I was telling you about before. I couldn’t find the size 3 straight needles I wanted so I bought a pack of double-pointed needles and put point protectors on the ends of two of them. They make just the right size needles for me. And, should I ever lose one, I have two extras.

As you can see in the picture, I’ve knitted the cuff and leg of one sock.  I moved the sock to a spare needle for now and will start work on the other sock.

So, why did I stop at the leg? Well, we have guest in town right now and when I do the heel flap and heel turn I really like to have uninterrupted time to concentrate. I find that with distractions the less-then-one-minute job of turning the heel turns into an hour ordeal. And people tend to frown at you when you tell them, “Hush! I’m turning the heel.”.

The self-striping yarn didn’t knit up the way it shows in the sample picture on the yarn wrapper, but I really do love the other pattern it formed. I never liked being like everyone else, so the fact that my pattern doesn’t match the pre planned one this yarn was designed to make just makes these socks even more perfect.

I’m not sure who these socks will be for. Since there is 75% wool in the yarn, I can’t wear them. My skin is only handle it if its 25% or less. Yup, you guessed it. I’m one of those poor unfortunate souls that have a hard time wearing animal fibers. Can knit with the stuff ’till the cows come home, but just can’t wear it. (Weep for me)

I’ll post another picture when I get one fully completed.

For those of you who want to know, the yarn is Patons Kroy Socks Jacquards. The color is Denim Jacquard. It is 50 grams/1.75 oz., approx. 166 yards. Fiber content is 75% washable wool and 25% nylon.