The Close of Socktoberfest
I did start the Norwegian stockings this Socktober, but didn't make much progress there. However, I did finish my Lara sweater and started working on a hat for a family friend who has cancer (the Shedir had from Knitty). Oh, and I finished my felted slipper class and have two completed, although unfelted, slippers! (Slippers count as socks don't they??) I made the women's medium size from the Fiber Trends Felted Clogs pattern. These are a great project and I will definitely make more before the Holidays.
That's my size 7 shoe beside the unfelted clogs just to give an idea of how large they turn out. I hope to felt them this weekend and will post a pic when they are done.
I received my copy of the Crafter's Companion in the mail and is it ever a fantastic book! I am so glad I pre-ordered a copy. The quality of the book is commendable with lovely paper, wonderful pictures, and inspiring projects. The book provides insight into the creative lives of 17 craft bloggers who each supply a pattern. I would recommend this book whole heartedly - it would made a perfect gift for a craft blogger or for someone looking for some inspiration and a great read.
I recently picked up a copy of Martha Stewart's special Holiday publication - also full of great projects and recipies for the Holidays and beyond.
I want to give a big thanks to Alyson of The YoYo Knits for this wonderful skein of sock yarn! The yarn is handpainted cotton stretch yarn by Greenwood Fiberworks in a lovely teal colour - I love it! I see that Grumperina has made a pair of socks from this yarn and if Grumperina likes it, Crafty Bird likes it too! Make sure you follow the link to Alyson's blog for a pretty extensive list of sock patterns found on the web.
Have a great weekend everyone!