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Around Buck's Bar

Originally uploaded by maggistitches

These socks begun just before MSW are now complete! Yarn is Lorna's Laces Shepherd Sock in colorway Buck's Bar, and the pattern is Roundabout Socks by Ruth Greenwald at The Yarnarian. I found it via Ravelry, of course. I finished the first sock in July, but I am a “first sock - first sock - second sock - second sock” knitter, so I had to finish the second Long Tall Sally first and didn't start the second one of these until November. I also seem to be making booties for lots of babies. With this pair finished, I realize they are shorter than I usually knit my socks, so there may be booties from this, and/or a kid pair – or mittens. Even though the yarn-overs create a little lace effect, I'll be wearing these for warmth this winter.

First Gloves

N1149794055_2211986_6308 I finished these in December, but failed to write my 31st post of the year recognizing them. Sheesh! Will I try to do better, or will the intervening options of Ravelry and Facebook, not to mention parenting and work, keep me on the blog decline? We shall see. Anyhoo, coworker Malinda sort of asked for these, and I took on the challenge as a gift to her as she made a career move to a new job. The yarn is some lovely unidentified sock yarn I helped Margene destash a few years ago; the colors are perfect for the recipient, and really comfy as gloves. 

On New Year's Eve I finished the left front of the sweater-in-progress, Tempest from Knitty. Frances & I bought the same yarn for the same project (in different colors) at MS&W, and she's been wearing hers for months, while I in typical fashion will be lucky to get in a spring wearing or two before putting it away for the fall. I will note my quilt output beats hers . . .