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All Laced Up

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Ah, lace. It’s so light and airy and incredibly simple, I just love it! I’ve also been wanting to knit myself a pair of socks for Fall and school starting back up, and I keep seeing all these gorgeous lace front sock patterns on Ravelry! Unfortunately all the ones I would really like to make (like this pair and this pair) have been made for purchasing purposes only! Although its very true that there are some truly lovely free patterns it’s just not quite the same and, while i probably could (although with much agitation) figure out how to creating some lovely socks with my own pattern writing skills, I don’t have that terribly much experience  in sock knitting and wouldn’t want to waste many hours designing and making something that I wouldn’t really wear that much. I needed a solution. You’d think it would have come to me sooner I mean honestly, I spend nearly all my days at our local library, I just always associate it with computers and the internet now as we don’t have that at home. I mean, I get books and movies all the time from the library I just don’t usually knit from a book. So I found the book (or rather my mother did) “Socks From The Toe Up” by Wendy Knits it was perfect!

I’ve always been fascinated with toe up socks and I despise cuff-down on all the occasions I try them, and I love quite a few of the patterns in Wendy Johnsons book. My two absolute favorites are her Lace and Cable Socks and her Ribbed Ribbons Socks (Although her Labyrinth socks are great too) and as whenever I try to knit cables with tiny needles and tiny yarn they end up floppy and I didn’t love the Labyrinth socks in the “I’ll wear you until you develop so many holes I can’t patch you up anymore” way, I was set on her Ribbed Ribbons socks.

Yarn. I need yarn. I found some Sacoun Sock yarn in a pretty green that no one was using and snatched it up. I did have to do a bit of pulling out from an adbandoned project and decided to start knitting the next morning…today. I cast-on around noon and just recently finished Row 7 of the lace instep chart

 

 

 

The Lace hasn’t started that zig-zaggy pattern yet but I’m hoping that I just havn’t done enough of the pattern yet 🙂

Since I’ve been lately using David Bowie’s music for good “Karma” purposes here is and earlier song of his called ‘Karma Man’ 

~Eleni

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Monkey Mitts

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Ta-da!

In case you can’t tell, it’s a baby mitten with an intarsia monkey knit into it 🙂 This was(and technically still is{I havn’t photographed the second mitt}) a test knit for Vintagenettles(Ravelry) and the pattern(when it’s released) will be linked to these bold words: Animal Spirit Baby Mittens

That’s all I have to share today(unless you count this 🙂 )

~~~Eleni~~~

P.S. There’s a link up now!

Up-and-Coming

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St.Patrick’s Day! It’s coming round the bend with all the leprechon’s prepared to whack you over the head with a sheleighly sticks(they are very temper-mental you know). So the question is…How are you really supposed to celebrate Saint Patrick?

Well, the one thing that has never failed me on a holiday is (a) Candy and (b) Decorations and nothing says, “Welcome, you crazy leprechon’s!” like four-leafed clovers!

When I was really little, I thought that it was three-leafed clovers that were the lucky ones and I could never understand why everyone always had such a hard time finding them! 🙂

So, now that I know that I should have been looking for four leaves, I’m going to make some to try and draw the little green Irish in my direction 😉 tonight I think I’ll make a clover chain to replace my Halloween paper chain that now swings atop my door 🙂

I’ll be using Julie Kundhi’s wonderful tiny four-leaf clovers pattern on Ravelry and joining them all with a chain 🙂 (this is where most of my creativity both begins and ends)

Look around and try to find the little greenies, they love to hide all around and study us you know 🙂

~~~Eleni~~~