Friday, May 26, 2006

Happy, fuzzy feet

First off, let me show you a few crocheted granny squares from the swap at Crochetville:



I received these (along with the cute yellow dishcloth) from my April and May swap partners. Lovely!

After the never-ending drama of the Spider Stitch Shrug, I decided I needed a little break from crocheting... so I am now happily plugging away on the knit Fuzzy Feet. Wow. So, before this, I had never knit in the round. I am now completely addicted. It is sooooooooooo fast. Also? I think I could become one of those compulsive sock knitters that I keep reading about in blog-land, because I am simply blown away by how elegant (does that make sense?) sock knitting is. Ok, I know these are on size 10s with WW wool and will be felted... but the fact that you can make this shaped tube without having to knit all the little pieces by themsleves and then join them later (which is what my experience with crocheted socks has been)... honestly, it is pure genius. :-) So here is what I have so far:



The yarn is Manos del Uruguay. I am making the pair to be a little mismatched and funky. The dark blue toe of this FF will be the body of the second one, with a light blue toe. (And we're pretending that I did that on purpose and not because I realized after starting that I wouldn't have enough yarn for a matched pair.) I'll keep you all updated on the progress. Since I have a 4-day weekend, hopefully I'll fly through them. :-) Speaking of which...

Have a wonderful Memorial Day!

3 Comments:

Blogger DAWN said...

Wow, that is gigantic. I don't know that I will ever be swayed to knit a sock, however. . . I also didn't think I'd be swayed into knitting, period. Look at me know. Good thing words are made of air. I like the color combo, by the way.

7:25 AM  
Blogger Tara said...

It's always on purpose. Wink, wink.
:)

9:09 AM  
Blogger Tandi said...

Ooh, Manos! I bet those turn out great, I've really wanted to make a pair. I love knitting in the round but I'm afraid to try socks out of fear of turning into a complusive sock-maker.

9:54 PM  

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