With all the crochet I have been doing I have been itching to get knitting needles in my hands. I am like that, when I crochet I want to be knitting, when I knit I can't wait to have a hook in my hand. You see I am never really happy! When my knitting friend came over for Thai food and some knitting last weekend she brought over this pattern for Simple Garter Stitch Slippers, a free Ravelry download by handepande. She is making them for her daughters for Christmas.
I quite fell in love with them and cast on right away. Well that is after I made myself finish those woven towels and crochet dishcloths. These are a super quick project and keep you toes toasty warm. I had mine on last night as the temps dropped a bit down towards the chilly mark.
Here have a peek.
I used J. Knits Superwash Sock yarn doubled up and size 6 needles. This yarn was a Christmas present from my husband last year. God bless him he has bought me sock yarn several years in a row even though I refuse to knit socks anymore. Now that the yarn store is closed there will not be anymore Christmas yarn for me........wah!
I added the buttons as my seam was well, pretty craptastic. I think the buttons are fun. I love the versions on the pattern, you have to check them out to see what I mean. I can see a scrap yarn pair in my future.
I immediately started on a pair for my friend who is getting the woven towels and flowered dishcloths, remember I am trying for useful projects for her this year. My lovely friend Pat asked for the dishcloth pattern, frankly I can't believe anyone would ask me for a pattern so thank you Pat! It is the Flower Dishcloth also a free pattern on Ravelry. I swear what did we do before Ravelry? Pat, I added one more round to my dishcloths to make them a bit wider. My lovely friend Pammy Sue sent me a link to this dishcloth/potholder which I would also like to try when I get my dishcloth mojo working again. Pammy Sue is taking a bit of a break, go on her blog and bug her to get blogging again, I miss her sense of humor.
My wee tomatoes are growing. I am sooooooo excited!
Don't they look fun?
I am the very proud winner of a shawl pattern by the lovely Elisabeth, it is the gorgeous one she has surrounded herself with in her blog picture. You can find the beautiful pattern here, it is simply gorgeous. Thank you so much Elisabeth.
Yesterday I spent the whole afternoon (well after Little Buddy's therapy) teaching my SIL's how to weave. Now this is a bit hysterical in itself as I barely know myself. We had fun, and even though I kept jumping around with my information because frankly it is not settled in my own brain yet, I think they are getting the hang of it. We are making towels as I already had the yarn.......wish me luck on round two with them tomorrow. I hope to send them home with my loom and hope that they will be on their way to woven bliss.
How are you?