May 31, 2007


or better known in the knitting world as finished objects.

Monkey socks
Pattern: Free at
Level: MUCH easier than it looks
Yarn: Socks that Rock Lightweight Superwash Merino in Lemongrass colorway

Notes: When you have enormous feet like me, think about shortening the leg length a little. What should have been plenty o'yarn turned up a few feet (ha ha, it's a pun) short at the end of the second sock, so I ripped it back and made it one pattern repeat shorter, then disassembled the toe of the first sock so that I could shorten it to the same length...not a big deal, but still a pain in the arse.

Baby Kimono Sweater #2
Pattern: Mason Dixon Knitting Book (from Amber :) )
Level: So easy and only a couple seams for finishing
Yarn: Two balls of Ella rae Madison (wool/acrylic/nylon) in color #101 (in my Easter basket from Patty!)

Notes: This was the first time I knit with nubby yarn and it turned out very cute! Only a baby could get away with this look, though. This sweater will actually go in a hope chest for my future children. And if I only have boys, I guess some boy will have to wear a very girly sweater! I had a little knitting mishap along the way - I wasn't paying attention to the pattern and realized I was only increasing for the sleeve on one side. I thought - no way is a baby going to have an arm this long....then I looked down to the pattern diagram and realized it was the length of both sleeves combined. I sure hope I never have a baby that disproportionate - but who knows with my genes?!

Here is the yarn for my next project. But this one has to stay secret for a while.


Patty Ann said...

Nice job on the socks and kimono. I don't know how you finish so many projects!

Anonymous said...

Angie,Two more beautiful projects to admire! I think I'll make some monkeys for myself at some point. Could that be Encore I see? Linda

patty said...

I'm so glad to see the yarn put to such beautiful use. I was secretly hoping you would do another kimono with that yarn. I thought it was an adorable project.

OK on the secret project, but hopefully by July/August we'll know the reason?!

Angie said...

Once again - I am not hiding a secret pregnancy. It's just that the secret project is for someone who reads my blog. So, until she receives the gift, I will not post project pictures. But yes Linda, it is Encore. Good eye!