Once again, I have just knitting to share. :) But this is knitting I'm very proud of.
First... look!!!! I finished my second sock. Yippee! Now I just have to wait for our 90 degree weather to subside. They are 100% wool so too hot for wearing now. But oh aren't they just lovely. I'm smitten...
The day after finishing my second sock, I started on a pair for Sammie. She had picked out this yellow yarn by tofutsies about two months ago. For those that were wondering, I'm a double pointed needle person. Some knit socks on circs, some on dbts. I've yet to find anyone who enjoys both methods equally.
The pattern for Sammie's socks was the same "dragonfly" as mine, I just reduced it slightly by making it a 13 st. pattern (with 4 repeats) instead of a 15 st. pattern like on the adult version. Also I chose to do a heel flap with st. picked up along the side rather than a short row heel. I like the finished look of this type of heel better. For some reason, when I do the wrapping of a short row heel I end up with slight gaping at the wraps. Any knitters out there have pointers for this?
This picture was after I had finished one sock. Sammie loved it so much she was mad to have to give it back. I did let her wear it for about 20 minutes first to "break it in". :)
"It's mine momma! You can't have it back!"
The finished pair - modeled by my little love.