I thought I was long overdue for a crafty post so here it is! I have a couple of things to show you. The first of these things is a pair of socks. I decided to knit these the day before the drive to see my step-dad. I had just heard that he didn’t have much longer to live and felt that I needed to knit something that would cheer me up a little bit. I bought some Lorna’s Laces sock yarn in this rainbow colorway a few years ago and thought it would be just the thing. Very colorful and cheerful yarn. However, I was a little wary about how it would knit up, based on my other experiences with variegated yarn.
It took me forever to knit these. I worked on them in the car drives to and from Spokane. I finally finished them when I was visiting my mom earlier this month. They are basic toe-up socks in stockinette stitch with a heel flap. Nothing fancy. I think this is my favorite sock pattern. It is so brainless and easy and relaxing. I actually kind of think they turned out o.k. Not as tacky as I thought they would be. I would never wear something like this on any other part of my body, though. Here is the Ravelry link if you want the details on this project.
The other thing I finished was my Zick Zack Tunic. I absolutely love the way this turned out. I think it’s my favorite knitted item so far. I’ve worn it quite a few times since I finished it, too. I have to say Melissa is a genius designer. I love her work, and I plan to knit another of her sweaters this spring. It really was a very easy knit. The lace pattern was easy to memorize and sewing it together at the end was a snap.
The yarn I used was Misti Alpaca Lace and it was wonderful to work with, and wear. It’s very soft. I took the buttons from The Olde Button Tin, so they are vintage (and I wonder what garment they were on before I sewed them on my sweater…).
In short: I love it and Melissa is a genius.
2 thoughts on “Crafty Monday: long overdue”
Oh wow! That tunic is fantastic! I love how versatile it is! Short sleeves, long sleeves, different color shirts for different looks, and totally a dress up or down piece. And it looks great on you!
Thanks Allie! I think it's a good omen for the year that my first F.O. is something I'm happy with :).