Wednesday, November 25, 2009


Well, after a bit of a delay with being down sick with the flu for a week, I'm back with an update! I'm currently working on the Octopus pattern by Hansi Singh. It appears in her "Amigurumi Knits" book. Now I am making it quite a bit smaller than called for in the book after seeing it done that way by a fellow Ravel-er. So instead of a worsted weight yarn on size 5 needles, I'm using sock yarn on size 1 needles. It should be quite cute when it's done. Here are some pics of the progress so far. This first one shows a few of the tentacles knit, but not seamed.

This second picture shows the tentacles all knit, seamed and with pipe cleaners inserted. The pipe cleaners will make the legs fully pose-able!

And here are the tentacles all joined in the round. This is the view of the bottom.

This is all I have to show so far, but I'm working on the head, so it shouldn't be too long til this little guy is done.

Well, off to the kitched to start on the holiday cooking, but before I go, here's a wish to all of you...hoping you have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Little Sky Sock

Well, I got Cat Bordhi's "New Pathways For Sock Knitters" a while ago and I decided it was time to try something from it. So I did the logical thing and made the first project in it, the "Little Sky Sock," which is a small-scale learning sock. It is meant to teach you the basic techniques you'll need to know in order to make a full size version of the same style sock.

This all seemed fine and good but then I wondered what I would do with this one, lone sock. Then it dawned on me that my co-worker/friend's brother is having twins. So I have made a pair of these socks. I will also be making a pair from the "Little Coriolis" pattern, which is another learning sock.

This will work out well since I will get plenty of practice on two diferent types of "sockitectures" and I will have two gifts when I'm done. Nice!

So here is a look at the first pair of socks. It's not the best picture because I took it under artifical light. But I wanted to get this posted while I had time tonight, so it'll have to do for now. I made these both today and they were very fun to make, different than other socks that I have made and knit up quickly. I'm looking forward to making a full-size pair with some of the new sock yarn that I just got!