Wednesday, April 02, 2008

Two down, one to go

Two? Yes, I finished my test knit for KP (9) and it's on the way back to them. I already got their next offer in my inbox. That was quick.

The other thing I finished, right after I came back from the UPS store, was inspired by Keri and her blog entry about being mindful (sorry, still can't link for some reason, grrr). So I went and snooped around on Ravelry (gotta love them) and came up with a pattern for a cotton shower puff. But that wasn't enough. Once I got dragged over to the dark side and I got hooked, so to speak, I had to finish the whole set. Here you see the back scrubber (it's the loopy thing on the top right), a wash cloth, the bath puff, a face scrubber and a soap saver. I love that little pouch. So what do you think? More environmentally friendly? I hope so. Now I need to see what other kind of cotton yarn I have laying around in my stash. :D


Then I figured it was time to think about socks again. I had the Baby Cables queued in Ravelry for a while. I really don't need a pattern for it, so I started. Grabbed the first ball of yarn I saw and figured, I wanted shorties, ankle socks. Hmmm. 44 grams of this, should be enough. How can I be sure? Well, how about a toe up version? Ok, no problem, but I might need some advise, once I get to the bind off. I did it once before and my sister was complaining about them being too tight. I don't want that to happen again, but I don't want them to fall off either, since they are going to be short. Oh, and yes, I'm using magic loop. Why? Because I didn't like having a braid right in the middle of changing needles. There you go. I'll just have to figure out how to do do the second sock and no, I'm not doing them at the same time. I'm not that adventurous.


So that's it for now. Any suggestions?

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6 Comments:

At 5:21 PM, Blogger del said...

KP sure keeps you busy. Must be great!

I really like the sock & I've never Magic Looped, so I'm pretty impressed.

The cotton set is really neat.

 
At 8:59 PM, OpenID guiltypleasures said...

You're just the Knit Picks sample knitter queen!

What a great bath set. If you packaged it with some hand made soap and such, it would be a wonderful gift set.

There's so many stretchy cast-off's. If you google it, you'll probably find a million links. There's a really interesting one on YouTube:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AxC8XP8l4zA

 
At 9:06 PM, Blogger Monika said...

Nice and useful bath set. I could use the soap safer. Good luck with your socks, hope you'll have enough yarn. I bind off toe up socks the same way I do shawls : K2, put back on left needle, K2tog, put one sts back on left needle, K2tog and so on. If bound off with a thicker needle it's pretty stretchy. I used to do the sewed bind off like EZ, but I like the other one better. I'm sure there are others.

 
At 6:22 AM, Blogger Julie said...

You know, it's times like this when I see what can be knitted that I kick myself for wasting money at Wal-Mart buying bath products. Thanks for the gentle reminder. I'll make it myself from now on, because yours is gorgeous!

 
At 8:06 AM, Blogger Ashley said...

I almost exclusively knit my socks toe up and I think that EZ's sewn cast off is the best for this. It's not loose, but it stretches if it has to :) Oh and another bonus, its super easy to do! lol

 
At 8:23 AM, Blogger Peggy said...

You are one busy little knitter!!!!! I love the bath accesories and the socks. Thanks for the kind comments you left on my blog. :)

 

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