it was time for a little spring cleaning here, so I made a few changes! Hopefully this will prompt me to post a bit more often.
April flew by with Easter break, a trip to Grandma’s house, and early yard cleanup. I promised a knitting update back in March, so here we go!
This beauty is Luscious Lacy scarf by Gina Macris, and I knit it for a good friend’s birthday in February. The yarn is Nyoni by Fleece Artist, in the Morgana colorway. What a lovely definition this yarn has!
Next up off the needles was another pair of felted clogs I knit for my oldest brother. His feet get cold on their new tile floor! And yes, I used the Bev Galeskas felted clog pattern again.
A stitching friend and I joined up for a KAL, or knit along, of the Dragonscales scarf – otherwise known as the Choke silk garden scarf by Ailsa Daly. I knit this using one ball of Noro Silk Garden sock yarn that Cheryl gave me, and I adore the colors!
My last knitting finish for March was a pair of basic k2p2 rib socks, following Ann Budd’s basic sock recipe. I used a couple skeins of Regia Bamboo for these, and I love how soft the knitted fabric is! When I finished these socks, I just had to use up the bit of yarn remaining, so I made these anklet socks too
using the Impressionist sock pattern by Closca de nou. I have loved this pattern since I first spied it on Ravelry! I found the picot edge the pattern calls for a bit too loose and heavy, so changed it to a simple k2p2 rib that fit a lot better.
And finally, I ventured into toy making with this little guy…. here is Slash, named for the Guns n Roses guitarist! The colorway is Rock n Roll (now does it make sense??) in Wildfoote Luxury sock yarn, and the pattern is a freebie available here: http://www.coatsandclark.com/Crafts/Knitting/Projects/BabyChild/WR1923+Red+Heart+Sock+Monkey.htm I changed the hat to include the i-cord curl, and changed the scarf to a k2p2 rib to match the hatband. This one was a request by my DS!