my life as a crocheter & knitter & working mom

Monday, December 17, 2007

Republic knock-off and a sock FO

Does anyone remember the Republic hat by Nik? I really liked it but thought I'd like vertical garter stitch instead. Well, one rapidly dwindling ball of De Vie Butterfly later and a hat and scarf set were born.

The ball was rapidly dwindling because I knit the too skinny and almost too long scarf first, from the first two balls (not sure how many I had, but it was less than one when I started the hat). The pic doesn't do the yarn justice. What looks brown should be way more orange and pink.

Of course, the person to whom I am giving the hat and scarf, a recent transplant to Connecticut from Texas, is stuck in CT and not making it in to NYC for our lunch appointment. No big. I can replace the button before I see her after the new year. I hope she likes it. I think it will look nice with her blondeness. I knit the scarf a long time ago and started the hat. I didn't like the first incarnation, but with a deadline approaching and a recipient decided, I finished it over the weekend. I sewed the button on during my commute in this morning.

Also, this weekend, I finished my happy little picot socks.

I'll get a modeled shot Thursday when I wear them in for knitting. I love, love, love them. They're knit in Trekking XXL color 144 on US addi 1s using magic loop. I cast on 72 stitches and just knit to my feet. I can't wait to wear them.

Even hubby likes them, not for himself, you know, but for Me or B. I have lots of yarn leftover. I might see if I can get a pair for B out of the leftovers. I think he'd like them.

Dad's birthday sweater is nearly done. I've got just the ribbing on the neckline and joining the underarm stitches. Then, I have to find a zipper. I promise to post a pic eventually!


Amy Lane said...

THey soooooooo love having socks made for them--he'll probably be extra excited if they match mom's!

thordora said...

I really need to learn how to knit socks...