Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Crappy Pictures of something awesome

These are my new favorite socks. They're several months in the making. I bought the yarn at the flooded Hoosier Hills Fiber Fest last year. It's Lotus Yarns Nirvana, in the fabulously named colorway "I Wanna Be Sedated."


And now it's my newest pair of work socks. The stitch pattern is the ubiquitous Monkey, but the construction is Cat Bordhi's Sky architecture from New Pathways. These socks were first seen in October, and were just one sock's ribbing until Christmas, when this strange Frankensteining of two awesome designs occurred to me. There has been knitting and ripping and knitting and ripping (and there was a premature kitchener at least once), but they're about perfect now.


Monday, April 6, 2009

Something finished

At Christmas I saw my cousin J and his wife A for the first time since they were married - three months before I was, so it had been more than two years. They announced that they were going to have a baby. I was so excited for them, and they were so getting handknits for their little one.

After Christmas the Mad Knitters had a holiday gathering with a yarn swap, where I got a pastel variegated fuzzy acrylic. It was immediately earmarked for their baby.


This is the blanket I made. The baby's name was Zachary, and he didn't make it. I won't ever meet him, but his mommy and daddy will get a blanket for him anyway. I didn't start it until I got the news that he was sick, and it wasn't finished until he was gone, but it was a labor of love - the only thing I could do for J & A from across the country, while my heart broke for them.

It's not much, but it's something. Something for Zachary, who was loved.