Thursday, November 6, 2008

Start of Second Socktoberfest Socks

Here is the beginning of my 2nd Socktoberfest pair of socks. It's amazing how much faster one sock goes when you have done two at once! Of course, the drawbacks are that you have to start all over when you get done with one, but at least you feel like you are getting somewhere a little quicker. Instant gratification and all that jazz.

Speaking of instant gratification, there's nothing like smooshing 3 strands of yarn together on size 11 needles and whipping up a hat in two days. DD Ms. 7 soon to be 8 girl needed a hat last Friday for hat day. (It was anti-drug week and every day was a theme of some sort) This hat is actually purple cotton - like the dishcloth cotton stuff - 2 strands and one strand of variegated ribbon yarn stuff. It turned out totally cute and was a hit with all the girls at school, who immediately said they wanted me to make them one, too. he heeee

Sweet as that is, I don't have enough ribbon stuff for 3 more hats, although I do have tons of dishcloth cotton. (and no homemade dishcloth aspirations) Still, with the extra curricular knitting? Not so much. That's the great thing about requests - you can always say, NOPE =) No guilt, either. My time is worth mucho denero these days, I could totally be napping instead.


trek said...

Y'know, you could knit a flat rectangle, fold it in half and seam up the sides. Then you make a couple of tassels and stick them on the top corners and you have a hat like the Toddler Tassel Top (T3) I knit for Neatnik back in preschool. She loves it and still wears it, too. Not a lot of knitting and the seaming is minimal.


Patty said...

LOVE the hat - the colours are great!

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Chris said...

Love the hat--the socks too. Glad you are squeezing in some time to do things you enjoy doing--that is really important when you are as busy as you are. Hope school is good. And what a cute kiddo

Heidi said...

Haha. I was kidding, I feel just the same.
Love the color of your socks.
And looks like that purple cotton finally found a good used.

dyedinthewool said...

Cute hat! (The adorable model helps, of course!)

Good start to the sock - I like how the cable of the needle compliments the yarn colour. But then I'm weird like that! :D