A couple of smaller projects in preparation of autumn, because I wasn't quite ready to start another big sweater project. :)
baa baa black sheep for my hands - Lambing Mitts by Veronika Jobe. The one thing I haven't been able to accomplish in acclimating to the cold here is keeping my hands warm. I haven't given up on the idea of fair isle warm woolen mittens for winter temps., but I also wanted something to ward of the chill of autumn. I love, love these mitts with their extra long length. The garter stitch band at the top can be folded down (as seen above) or folded out to cover the fingers. Super quick project made with some of my favorite leftover Quince & Co. Osprey from my stash.
Rose Toes for her feet - Rye by tincanknits. So I have had this mental block of intimidation when it came to sock knitting. I was afraid it would take to long. I was afraid of Second Sock Syndrome. I was afraid of heels and gussets and turns. Oh, my! But my daughter REALLY wanted a pair of hand knit socks, and I couldn't refuse her. I found this pattern using worsted weight yarn and size 5 needles. Yay! The verdict??? It was fun! Really fun! And of course, now I feel that I should make myself a pair. :)
Here's a yarn question for all of you experienced sock knitters...I used Berroco Comfort (a nice acrylic yarn) for these socks. Emma loved, loved the variations of color, and the socks are very soft. I know that wool would be the "go to" choice for socks, but my skin can be a little cranky when it comes to certain wool yarns next to my skin. Any sock yarn suggestions in a worsted weight, soft wool or otherwise??? I am eying all the gorgeous colors of Malabrigo Rios and thinking it might not be scratchy? Any thoughts would be very much appreciated!
Joining in with the beautiful knitters over at Ginny's Yarn Along!