Monday, April 9, 2012

Tuesday night S&B

Socks are still a big hit at our knitting group. Cindy H. made these for her daughter,who informed her that she never wants to wear anything but handmade socks again. Sometimes I think a simple thank you is enough don't you?

In the past few months we have 3 knitters who have started to join us on Tuesday evening. Always nice to see how other ladies are keeping those needles knocking. Margie is a stay at home grandma living with her daughter , son-in-law and grandchildren. She has much knowledge of living in a close family unit and we are all ears to glean as much insight as we can from her. A few weeks ago she needed a baby sweater and she whipped this up in a week...........yeah, she's no slouch with the needles.

A popular item this year was the woolen headband. I had a few ends of yarn hanging around so I tried putting one together. Michelle was nice enough to be my model. I wore it quite a few times myself and was surprised at how comfortable it turned out. It's one of those quick knit projects that are popping up everywhere. I'm sure they would make a great stocking filler if you're thinking of Christmas. I'm always thinking of Christmas.........I found a few patterns HERE

I have the sock bug also...............lately I've been knitting these socks. The pattern is called Jelly bean. The cuff of your choice followed by 3 rows of K1 P1,then 3 rows of P1 K1. Pretty simple with a nice look. However here is the best part.

The heel is done using short rows...........You do not have to make a flap and pick up those stitches along the side. Your ship has come in and you have no excuses now. It will boost your confidence and you will be knitting socks for everyone on your list. These are for the hubby and you can see that the ribbing is a different color. I had a yarn that is somewhat stretchy and I thought I would try it on the cuff to see if it helps keep the socks up. I tend to make knee socks and not having them slide down is sometimes a problem. I'm working on do you keep your socks up..........said the hobbit


Connie said...

These are so beautiful. All of them. I love the colors and the look of the stitches; the softness of the finished product. Ah, so much talent here. What a gift you have.

Am glad you can share life with this wonderful group of ladies.

The Hobbit said...

You are so right! I am very blessed.