Monday, April 05, 2010
On and Off the Needle(s)
First, what's off the needle, the embroidery needle! This year for Shane's Easter gift I thought it might be fun to embroider onto an apron for him:
He loves to cook and makes most dinners when he's home or working an early shift (I'm the baker, I'm all about the sweets!) so he needs a cute apron :) And when I saw this awesome design on Urban Threads, I knew I had found perfection. I bought a plain white apron at Target (about $6) and with a bit of time I had a great present that he really likes, yay!
Now for what's on the needles. As any of you who have been reading my blog for a while know, I love to knit socks. But every sock I've ever made has been top down, I've never even attempted toe-up (even though I own two books all about toe-up socks...) but today I decided to change that and cast on for these:
Not only am I trying a new technique, I'm also trying a new sock yarn, Serenity Garden in the Hibiscus colorway. Since I love my dpns, I looked for a pattern that called for them specifically and found Wendy Knits' pattern for basic toe up socks with a gusset heel. I'll definitely try socks on circs at some point, but I don't have the right size needles and don't really feel like buying any right now so yeah. Wish me luck!
Posted by VeganCraftastic at 2:58 PM