Sunday, 29 September 2013

Third Year of Projects Week 13

Wow, look at this, a post on Sunday for once!

I think the main thing this week is that the Speleology socks have been finished!

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I'm actually not too sure about them. It's nothing to do with the pattern, they fit really well, the best of any cabled socks I have made, as the leg has more stitches than the foot, which is perfect for fitting around the calf and ankle. However, I was using the pattern to learn to cable without a cable needle, which means that the tension isn't great throughout the entire sock, and is really bad at the start of the first sock. Also, I had real problems with the yarn twisting, partly I think because I bought it in a destash and it came in a ball rather that a hank or centre pull skein. It meant I had to stop every couple of rows to let it untwist, and I think it has contributed to my funny tension.

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I also spent today making two preemie hats as a quick and easy project, because I'm not feeling too well. I love the fluffy pink yarn in the second one, I think baby hats are the perfect use for novelty yarn, as it's really soft. These used up every scrap of all three yarns, which is perfect!

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  1. Hurray for using up scraps! And I agree, some of those novelty yarns are gorgeous and soft, so I think that's a great use for them.

  2. Oh those hats are just so precious, I really love the fluffy yarn on the second and can just imagine this on a wee precious baby !

  3. All these projects are fantastic ~ love your color choices, too!

  4. OMG such cute hats! I have no idea who would want them over here (I think they're too scared of germs at the neonatal units here) but I need to make some anyway!

  5. The hats are adorable and look so soft, warm and cozy--perfect for a wee little head. I think your socks look great, but I know how we can be our own worst critics. :)

  6. The little hats are cute. The parents of those preemie recipients will love them. I think the socks are pretty neat. The cabling is like spun from a spider.