Twisted Flowers

Thursday, August 28, 2008

I finished the second Twisted Flower sock a little while ago! They are so pretty and very warm! I took them off though, I want them as un-fuzzed as possible to show at the fair.
I have the other mitten left to knit, which shouldn't take long, and then the two skeins to prepare for the fair. I have to drop things off on Tuesday.

I got two very pretty batts in the mail on Wednesday. They are from Wooly Treasures and I loooove them so much. This first one is called Pansy:
And this one is English Posey. I adore the mix of colors in it.
They are both a mix of different fibers, I think I may spin the Pansy one first. I need a quicker spin in between the lace I've been slaving at.

I finally decided to start a project that I have been putting off for a while. I keep seeing these sock yarn blankets and I have been wanting to do one for ages. Especially this one, which Robyn keeps posting about...

So I started my own. Or rather two. One for each kid. Girl colors, and boy colors. Roughly separated. Some colors work on both. I didn't realize how many scraps I had, and gathered them all up in a canvas bag to keep together, and got to work.

Alexis' so far is mostly pink, but there is that blue square and I've got some blue and the green from the twisted flower socks. There are actually five squares done on hers now.
Nicholas' blankie now has 8 squares. As soon as I finished the socks, I added a green square to his. His is mostly green. Seems I have more green than I thought.
So to any blog readers out there who don't have plans for their own sock yarn blankies, have any scraps to spare? Each square is around 4 grams of yarn, really small. I'm knitting them on size 2's and they aren't taking long to knit. I know this is a long term project, but I would wholly appreciate any help along the way! I am only using superwash sock yarn, fingering weight. I'm not using any self striping, just solids, mostly solids, and handpaints. Colors aren't a big deal. I think pastels (pinks, yellows, blues, greens) would be great for hers, and darker colors (brown, green, blue, etc) for his.

Other than that, I have to go cast on the mitten, I should be able to get a decent amount done tonight. I work tomorrow, Sunday and Monday, so that cuts in on the knitting time before the fair. I know I'll get it done, I just prefer to be done as soon as possible!


Knit and Purl Mama said...

Email me your address, I'll send you stuff for your blankie! I have some stuff from my personal blankie stash I can send.(I also sell kits in my shop for this blankie project!) (You get enough for squares in mini-skeins!) It's in the kits section of my site.

Rachel said...

Good luck with your fair stuff, and what a great idea of how to use up leftover sock bits! Hope you get enough yarn!

Opal said...

I love those socks! They came out really well. :-)

Good luck in getting more yarn! I'm keeping mine to make a blanket of my own.

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