Monday, October 27, 2008


My Nutkin socks are finished. They've been done a while now, I just never got around to posting a picture.
This was a great pattern. Very easy to follow. I'm quite happy with the final result, despite the fact that my short row heels look crappy.

Pattern: Nutkin
Yarn: Deltex Hilda (skein and a half used)
Needles: 2 mm DPN
Time it took: about 15 days

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Nutkin and a bag

Wow, it's been a month since I last updated. I don't have much to show, lately I seem to be the world's slowest knitter.

I finally finished my Monkey Market Bag. This thing stretches like crazy. It's bigger on the inside, so to say. It just expands and holds a ton of stuff. I'm a little worried about the handles being able to hold all that weight, but I've used it to carry books and besides the bag stretching practically all the way to the floor, nothing else seemed wrong. I just might make another one for groceries.

Monkey Market Bag
Needles: 3 mm circ
Yarn: Mirabela mercerized cotton in green and orange (or gold, as the saleslady called it. Looks orange to me.)

I also started some socks. The pattern is Nutkin, top down, with short row heel and toe. What I've learned from this one is that my short rows definitely need more practice. I keep ending up with holes.