Monday, June 17, 2013

Cosy hands and toes

Sunday was the last day of Knit in Public Week and just happened to coincide with a monthly yarn group which meets at a cafe, there was lots of lovely knitting going on.
I took along both my in progress projects and managed to do most of the finishing there, though of course when I came home I realised that I am not very good at counting in public and needed to redo the top of the second mitt to make it match the first one.
Finished Strawberry Ripple Mitts - a test knit of Ripple Mitt pattern by Alicia made in vintage Patons Bluebell.
The pattern makes the mitt cling to the hand and while this is actually a little on the small side for my hand it shows the pretty pattern. I already have a willing volunteer to takes these off my hands - Ha!
The Mauve Triumph socks are a perfect fit for my feet. While I was unsure about crochet socks and put off trying them I think these will be perfect for wearing with boots. The sole does not have the same lace pattern as the top of the sock so it is a little thicker than a knitted sock but very comfortable to walk on.
These really a pinky mauve colour - but blue is what you see in this cloudy weather
Triumph Socks by Victoria Selnes and Bendigo Woollen Mills 3 ply baby yarn. 
The crochet socks took a little more yarn than knitted ones do - bonus for the stashbusting efforts.
Back to gift making - I'm thinking a pair of crochet socks for The Father as he has requested more socks!
Enjoy your Monday.

9 comments:

katherine said...

Love those mitts and of course the socks are brilliant.

Shay said...

Beautiful mitts to match those pretty socks. Love both of them and especially the colours.



katie metzroth said...

I wonder if crocheted socks are warmer/thicker than knit socks?

Your socks and mitts look great!

CJ STITCHING AND BLOOMS said...

Yes, your hand warmers and socks look very warm indeed. Hugs Judy

Fiona said...

the mitts have worked out beautifully.. and love the crochet socks.... your family has toasty feet and hands I'm sure...
Hugz

Farm Gate Creations said...

Fabulous finishes and they look so warm and cosy.

shez said...

wow you are so clever tracey,love your work,love the colours of the mittens and socks,have a good day my friend.xx

debbie said...

Oh I am jealous of the socks and hand warmers! It is only just over 11C in my kitchen at the moment. I know how to do a basic crochet chain stitch and yarn dolly hair, but that is the extent of my yarn skills. Love what you made, xx debbie

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

These are fantastic....