Thursday, April 7, 2011

I've been MIA for a while...

...but for good reasons. I have been furiously knitting for Mittens_for_Akkol which supplies knitted goods to two orphanages in Kazakhstan. I have 1/2 of a sock left to knit and a sweater to wash and block. In total, I will have knit 2 sweaters, one pair of boot socks and one pair of regular socks. This sweater was knit from hand spun Blue Faced Leicester yarn on US #9 (5.00 mm) needles. Kudos go to my daughter who is the spinner-in-residence. The pattern is from Drops and can be found on Ravelry or directly from the Drops site . I made some minor changes since I had to combine two shades of brown. The pattern could easily be knit from the top down if seaming is not your cup of tea. And here is a pic of the boot socks. They are US Size 11 and knit with Cascade 220 and Wildfoote sock yarn.

So now to finish the second pair of socks and wash the other sweater. You'll be hearing from me.

Knit on Merrily.

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