Finally finished the second sock, Bayerische by Eunny Jang:
Made a Multnomah, a free pattern by Hello Knitty, an enjoyable and quick knit resulting in more of a scarf than a shawl which has been gifted to my daughter. The yarn is Zauberball.
k1, k1f&b, k to marker, k1f&b, k5, k1b&f, k to last 3 sts, k1b&f, k1, sl1wyif;
Even # Rows:
k1, k1f&b, k to last 3 sts, k1b&f, k1, s1wyif;
Worked increases same as above;
Worked across center stitches in k or p
(same as whatever rest of the row was);
Worked directional inc/dec and a multiple of 17 instead of 18:
(k2tog) 3x, yo, (k1, yo) 5x, (ssk) 3x.
Added in a 1/2 repeat after every 9 increases....
At start of row or following center stitches:
k1, yo, k1, yo, k1, yo, ssk, ssk, ssk;
Just before center stitches and at the end of the row:
k2t, k2t, k2t, yo, k1, yo, k1, yo, k1.
Saw this yarn: Red Heart Shimmer at Joann's Fabrics and just had to make something the glittery fuchsia for my little girlfriend. Found this adorable pattern: Knit Lace Leaves for Baby by Jeannine LaRoche. The shoes are based on Saartjes Booties.
This week I spent a few days in NC with my almost nine months pregnant daughter and her awesome husband (he has been waiting on her hand and foot).
Just before I left there on Thursday we paid a visit to The Salty Sheep in Swansboro, NC.
We bought an Addi Bamboo circular and some nice yarn; then we went to lunch and while I ate Jess was inspired to learn to knit. When we went home she got a quick lesson in purl, yarn over, knit two together, cast on and bind off - makes me such a proud knitting mom!