Crafty Monday: long overdue

Craft

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.

Zick Zack attack!

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.

Here’s the Ravelry link for more details.

2 thoughts on “Crafty Monday: long overdue

  1. 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!

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