Wednesday, February 19, 2014

WIP Wednesday: It's all in the details

Just a few small things this week. My biggest projects are both done and will feature in my FO post on Friday :)

When I visited my sister last month and brought her the newest pair of socks I'd knit, my nephew asked me to please knit him a pair as well. My sister and I weren't quite sure whether he really meant it, or it was just the novelty of it, but as it was brought up again a month later, and he'd still like a pair, I figured I'd be the doting aunt and knit some for him :) He picked out the yarn himself, and it's definitely very much him :) I started the socks last weekend, and am about one third through the second one.

They're my own design, just plain-vanilla with an afterthought heel.
It's my first attempt at knitting a pair of socks without having the recipient try it on as I knit to make adjustments, so I HOPE they fit. However, they're more likely to be too big rather than too small, and fortunately socks are forgiving like that ;)

Not entirely happy with the toes - should probably have started the decreases every row instead of every second to make them less "steep", but I realized that too late to want to rip back and start over again.

The only question now is whether it'll get cold enough again this winter to wear them! ;)

My other WIP is my Hitchhikers, where I've gotten another 5 tips done.
It's going to be very colourful indeed! ;)

I've also been knitting some more puzzle pieces for the Ravellenic Games, but haven't gotten around to adding them to the blanket yet.

5 comments:

  1. Wow your hitchhikers is absolutely breath-taking!

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  2. The hitchhiker is gorgeous. Puzzle piece blanket - awesome idea.

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    1. Thank you!

      Can't take credit for the puzzle piece blanket unfortunately, as it wasn't my idea. I found it on Ravelry a couple of years ago and was sold immediately.

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    2. Lovely projects. The puzzle pieces look hard, but they will make an amazing blanket!

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