Thursday, March 25, 2010

Knitting Socks

I must admit - although I've been knitting for close to three years now, I am very intimidated by knitting socks... Something about "turning the heel" and doing the kitchener stitch is all too much for me... While working at Loops on Tuesday evening, on of my co-workers had the cutest baby sock pattern using worsted weight yarn. I thought, surely I can handle a baby sock with worsted weight yarn.

I came home that evening - logged on to Ravelry to find an easy baby sock patttern - cuff down - and we now have baby socks! I even used fingering weight yarn - from stash! It has been awhile since I have actually finished a project, so I have a feeling these will become addicting since they are an easy finish. Pair them with a baby hat, and I've also got a great shower gift! I'm not sure if these really get to count at my first socks, but it has at least made the process seem manageable.

Here's the first pair - using Koigu KPPPM from stash. This morning I've cast on with some 3IG and using a ribbed sock pattern... The next pair may have to be toe up. We shall see...

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Hey, I'm Back!

Well... Kind of. I know the consistency of my blogging leaves a lot to be desired... but life has been busy. Trust. Me. I would never imagine that I would be so busy with no full-time job... Ah, well! It is what it is.

Added a few new zipper pouches to the shop today - with a "bonus"... A swivel hook so you can easily hook to your keys or to another bag! There'll be more to come - just wanted to check in and say, "What up!"