Socks!

The first two finished objects for the new year!

First, meet a test knit that I was working on for knottygnome.  The pattern is called “Coin Toss“.  This was my first test knit and I am really proud to have been part of testing out such a great pattern – it’s just enough to keep me engaged without being too complicated and was super fun to knit.  The yarn is a new favorite and is delightfully squishy, and that colorway!  It’s like purple chocolate.  Gorgeous.  Specs:
Pattern: Coin Toss
Designer: Knottygnome – Sara Peterson
Needles: US 2.5 (3.0mm)
Yarn: dkKnits technicolor dream toes in colorway “Wilder Wonka”
Ravelry Project Link
Eye Candy:  (Click on any photo to go to flickr)
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Next project!  Handspun socks.  This is the first project that I dyed the roving, spun the yarn and then knit the yarn.  I wasn’t entirely happy with how the colors came out, but it’s a learning process I suppose and maybe next time everything will comply with my will.  Specs for you..
Pattern: Generic top-down sock, from my head
Designer: none
Needles: US 1 (2.25mm)
Yarn: Handspun superwash merino
Ravelry Project Link
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I suppose I should say here that I’ve been bitten by the Noro Striped Scarf bug having seen it all over the blogosphere including the Yarn Harlot‘s blog.  I had seen it a while ago in a yarn store and bought the supplies right then and there to make it.  They’ve been sitting in the stash quietly, but decided to go off and get noisy on me this week.  I know I said I wasn’t going to start any new projects until I cleared out the UFO queue a bit, but two finished socks counts as cleaning house, right?!  Besides, it’s winter and winter means scarves.  Yep.  This is me, hunting for justification to cast on a new project when I already have a bunch of UFOs.  🙂

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