Saturday, May 8, 2010

Things Finished at my Grandmother's

I've been meaning to post these since getting back earlier this week. Sorry the photo is a bit blurry. The socks are wool, the basic toe-up pattern from using heavy worsted and US#5 needles. They went very quickly; one was done mostly on the trip down.

The mittens are from an oddball of sock yarn using a free pattern from Patons for their Kroy sock yarn. If I do it again I would make the wrists longer. I like long wrists on mittens, and I had yarn left over from the ball, so it could happen. I followed the pattern closely since the next size up requires two balls and I had just the one.
At the top is my current item: socks from a ball of Patons Classic Wool, again the toe-up pattern. I think I need to throw these into a dyepot when they are done, since they are pale blue and pastels are verboten, but at 49 cents for the ball, it was worth trying. I may not get them into this campaign as I haven't had as much knitting time as I would like this week, we shall see what I can accomplish this weekend. I do still have some sweaters (one may end up a vest) OTN for finishing work, since they are too big to carry around, and I want to focus on getting those done today if possible.


Kathy said...

Very nice -- mittens out of odd-ball sock yarn are a great idea. Do you have a link for their pattern?

MargoLynn said...

I could not find it on their website - it may have been a teaser for the "Next Steps Seven" book which is all about mittens and gloves. This is what I found when I searched for it:

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