:: The lobster socks (don't they sort of look lobster-y...right down to the green goo innards?) made from Indulgence that I got at Heavenly Socks in Belfast, Maine. Souvenir yarn that didn't stay in the souvenir stash long. This is just my very basic 64-stitch sock...
CO 64 stitches. Join in round.
Knit, knit, knit until the leg is 'long enough'
Divide stitches in half (32) and make a heel flap about 2.50"
Pick up gusset (as many stitches as you need)
Dec gusset back to original 64 stitches.
Knit, knit, knit til the foot is about 2" from your tippy-toe
Dec toe to 20 or 24 stitches.
It took 3 starts to get them identical. Usually my socks are fraternal twins.
:: Rustling Leaves Beret by Alana Dakos made with Bugga, Bugga!! Soft, squishy, light---perfect for a fall day, maybe too light for a wintery one. This was going to be a travel project, but got finished before we got too far in the travels and had to wait until I got home to block. I should have borrowed a plate (like Stephanie did!!!) Brilliant idea! (I'm not brilliant.)
:: I love Alana Dakos' botanical patterned knits, so decided to make some mitts. The acorn pattern on these really needed to be an earthy color (yes, I know, the leaves on the above beret should NOT have been blue!! but remember, the color was blue lobster, and I was going to Maine!!---there is a definite downside to knitting from the stash!), Unfortunately all I could find in the stash was some old unidentified Rowan wool that has been there f-o-r-e-v-e-r. (make that f-o-r-e-v-e-r and a day. a long time.) I really don't like the color and with all the wonderful soft wools available now---I'm not even too crazy about the feel of the wool---but it's what I had, and honestly, I sort of surprised myself by liking the way they turned out. They are warm. (everything was warm today---it was 90+ degrees at the ballfield; not the best place to model winter mitts!!) Fit perfectly. And actually are acorn-colored.
:: And last but not least.....Desert Rose (started before the Kenya trip---had it's needles taken in Brussels, was finished on top of Cadillac Mountain in Maine), and finally got blocked.
A four ta-dah weekend. Now THAT hasn't happened in a while!!!!