Golly, I checked the dates on the blog and realized that there has been no knitting posted since December and do Korknisse really count? This is the big sockknitting post, were I catch up on what I've made in the last few months. Socks, socks and more socks. September came and went and the Lacy Rib Socks were an SKA project that didn't quite make the deadline. These are pretty flashy in citrus colors. I had seen the EllieBelly Sea Wool online and couldn't resist the Florida colorway. As I resolved to be more active in Ravelry's Sock Knitters Anonymous and was semi-successful. There was an October reprieve where knitting a single sock, Christmas stocking, was acceptable. I jumped right in with Claire Kellogg's, My Christmas Stocking. I used Jo Sharp Classic DK and scraps of baby alpaca for the "kitten heel".
A detour from the sock knitting to a quick little November project that I just loved knitting. Just Enough Ruffles was knit from Marks and Katten's Dream and matches my Sitcom Chic. The scarf gives just enough warmth on a cool day. Unfortunately the yarn is very soft, not enough sproing, and doesn't hold the ruffle as well as I would have liked.
December had me knitting a pair of socks for Tom's birthday. These were also SKA entries whose deadline I failed to meet, yet again. I didn't quite make the birthday deadline either, but it was close. They are Anne Hanson's Lighthouse Gansey Sock knit up in Regia Silk 4-ply. This is some of the finest commercial sock yarn that I've knit in a long time. Onward to a January quickie, Leigh Radford's Cable Footies, from One Skein. I used some rustic marled wool from Germany. We've had a fairly cold winter and all our floors are tile. There may be more of these cranked out in favor of warm toes.I made this purchase over twenty years ago and have never quite figured out what to make with it. Its pretty course for sweaters and we're not vest people. I still have two skeins left and I'm sure I'll figure out something to make with the rest.
A special request from one of Tom's colleagues, a handknit golf club cover for a new driver with a head as big as a beach ball (or so it seems). I hope its cozy and warm and not suffering from hyperthermia while riding in the trunk from course to course.
Here we are in February and it's Valentine's Day and in the early stages of the Winter Olympics, my favorite Olympics. I am knitting for Canada and have chosen Baktus, a Norwegian pattern, German Zauberball and JaWoll yarn, in Canadian colors of red and white covering three great Winter Olympic countries! So bring on the Lefse, Schnitzel mit Pommes, Nanaimo Bars and Butter Tarts. Stock up on firewood and hand me my Olympic knitting, a glass if wine, and transport me to the slopes.