Simmer Dim

I made this pattern a few years ago with Socks that Rock Lightweight in Thraven. It is the only knitwear that I’ve made that I lost. I’m not even sure how I lost it, to be honest. But it really ate at me. So I decided to replace it, this one is made with Socks that Rock Mediumweight in Monroe Blutbad.  Super comfy, I love to wear it around the house and as a scarf when I go out. I don’t normally go in for variegated yarn, but since it is a Grimm colourway I had to try it. I really love the result, though I find it hard to photograph. I’ve since joined the Rockin’ Sock Club for this year and I’m going to make myself some mittens out of variegated yarn soon.
P1030194After Blocking

P1030192 Blocking with phone for size.

P1030187Right after cast off, no blocking.

Something new for the New Year

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I picked up this embroidery kit from Heather Lins Home on eBay. It was actually a lot of fun to do, I used to do a lot of cross stitch and needlepoint when I was a teenager. The stitches themselves were simple, but I was stitching into cardboard, not fabric. That was new for me. I was a little nervewracked at first, since I was worried about punching the needle through the hole to forcefully and making a tear in the cardboard. As long as you plot out your stitching path (i.e. poke out the holes you will use) with the needle before hand, you shouldn’t run into trouble.  There is one for each month, obviously. Practical yet decorative. : )

Completed 4 January 2015