Knit it, Violet!
Finished objects, works in progress, and lots of rambling about two sticks and some string...
Wednesday, May 07, 2008
  oh, May.
May is usually my favorite month. Kellen and I have an anniversary (Click for Photos), both our birthdays, the weather is gorgeous, and school gets out.
Oh, right. School. It's nice when it gets out, but these two weeks or so suck. Papers and Projects and Exams, oh my. I'm still working on the Blue, Cozy Thing (and oh is it nice...) but I also finished up these babies:
embossed leaves
I haven't gifted them yet, so I don't want to reveal the recipient, but if you think about an upcoming US holiday, you'll know.
Pattern: Embossed Leaves from Favorite Socks. On Ravelry Here.
Yarn: Alabama Fiber Dreams, gifted from my SP!
Needles: US 0s, Susan Bates dpns.
embossed leaves
I can't stress enough how much I love this yarn. Thanks again, Anne! It was really nice to work with, a perfect match for the pattern, and I have enough left over to make some ankle-socks for me! The pattern was great too. It knit quickly and was really easy. I didn't add any mods, but I love the garter edged heel and the star-toe!

I still have a few things on the needles, but I couldn't resist the Webs sale, and I bought this to make Kellen's Cobblestone Sweater:
Kellen's Sweater

It's Plymouth Encore, which is a really nice, washable wool/acrylic blend. When I first saw the color, I thought of coffee grounds. It's a rich, dark brown and black heather. But when it arrived in the mail, I was pleased to find it has some tweedy bits of blue in it too. Blue's Kellen's favorite color, so we're fine with that! I think it's going to look great as a Cobblestone. I can't wait to cast that on!


beautiful socks!!

we have a lot to celebrate in may too :) yay for may!
beautiful! i hope i can knit socks in the future. : )
oooh these came out great! this pattern is one of my favorites even though i have yet to try it. maybe my next socks will be embossed leaves.

happy belated 21st!!!
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violet is a crafty girl with feminist values. knitting is her main squeeze, but she also flirts with sewing, embroidery, mosaics, jewelry making, block printing, and polymer clay. she's also been known to cook and garden. she loves a good thrift shop, teapots, and her boyfriend kellen.

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