Sometimes, well most of the time, I think knitting is Really Cool.
I'm still amazed every time I turn a sock heel or kitchner stitch
a toe together....
This week I was poking around some of my favorite blogs.
Knit Purl Hunter
I always learn some really cool tricks when I read them. Some I
can use, and some not right now.
Knit Purl Hunter has a little tutorial on making a neater
SSK stitch. Follow the link above to check it out.
Basically, you ssk ( I slip one knit wise and one purl wise)
and when you come around to that stitch again, instead of just
knitting it, you knit it through the back loop. I did it on the
toe of Joe's sock that I just finished, and it made a nice difference
It's hard to see in this picture because the yarn is so dark, but
trust me, it is nice. This is the actual yarn color.
I finished up his 1st sock this week, and have a little start
on the 2nd one.....
Also working on the Really Cool Endpaper mitts pattern.
I was afraid I would not be able to figure out the thumb
directions, but I finally did get it.
I cannot work on these exclusively, so thank goodness
I have the brainless socks going too.
Ruth made a Really Cool hat for her granddaughter. Pattern is
Stephen West's Windschief out of Berrocco Vintage yarn.
and she's making a Wurm hat for Martha out of Feederbrook
Farm yarn.(the blue hat in progress). She's also been working away at her
Highlander sweater sleeves....
Martha is working on a Really Cool sock
Cable Rib Socks by Erica Alexander, yarn is Creatively dyed.
She is making them to go with her recent sweater.
In other news:
I've been in a funk this week. My fun meter is super low. Thank
goodness there is always knitting to pull me out of it. I need spring,
Have a Really Cool week, blog readers.