Monday, March 21, 2011

Slug Love

I don't knit softies. I can only remember having made one toy, a little bear for my nephew. It was so fiddly, and seemed to take a long time for something so small--though he was pretty cute. So I don't know how I got sucked in by the slugs!
Here is my first.

I've already started another!

What a fun way to use up bits and bobs of random yarn--of which I have plenty!

Garden Slug by Kahra Grae
from Cheezombie on Etsy

Friday, March 18, 2011

Baby Birthday Socks

It has been over 2 years since I knit a pair of socks! I know, crazy. The last year has been light on knitting, but I don't know what happened the year before that. In any case, I've eased back into sock knitting.
I knit the baby some birthday socks--I did the same for my older son. They were infant sized and worsted weight and so were lighting fast, even without much time to knit.

I even got to use my new Knitpicks Harmony needle.

Needle US 7 - 4.5 mm
Yarn Adriafil Knitcol Trends

Yarn Crawl 2011

Last week was the North Shore second annual yarn crawl. I had fun visiting some new (to me, and just new) shops and old friends. Got a few lovely goodies for knitting and weaving.

Last year I was way pregnant and did not venture far from home. This time I dragged a nearly 1-yr-old all over the place.

Today is warm and windy. I washed my winter sweaters--they really needed it--with my new Soak wash, and they are outside drying.
I even used some of my yarn--check out the next post.