Tuesday, May 23, 2006

Dyeing to Knit for CIC

I learned about CIC through the Six Sock KAL I participate in and was so touched by the needs of these children and caregivers. Since my stash contains a fair amount of just the right yarn (100% wool) I knew right away what I was going to do with a lot of the yarn I purchased with "no plan" in mind at the time. These little blue socks are the first item I've finished and will definitely keep two little feet warmer in the COLD Russian winter since they are knit with worsted weight 100% wool. The balls of yarn were originally white Lion's Brand Fisherman's Wool and Bernat Lana in a cream color. A little Saturday morning dye job and they are ready to be knit into garments. The blue yarn and the blue/green/yellow variegated will be combined and will be knit double stranded into a todler size vest. The raspberry yarn is waiting for a companion ball in some variegated colors that will compliment it for another vest.

I'm so excited about this opportunity to knit for this special need instead of always knitting just for me.
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Thursday, May 11, 2006

Sixth Sense Socks Finally Done!

I finally finished my Sixth Sense Socks - I felt like it took forever!
I altered the pattern just slightly by using my own heel and toe pattern
because I know they will fit. They are extremely comfortable - but,
now I will have to wait until the weather gets cold again to wear them.
Oh well - at least I have a nice new pair of socks waiting for me! And -
I'm sure I will use this pattern again because the socks fit so well!

By the way, I used Trekking XXL in colorway 78, size 1 dpns, and did
72 stitches. I knit tightly, so they are a real sturdy fabric, but stretch

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