Saturday, January 11, 2014

Saturday Stash

Here I am promised.  Making it two weeks into January and I feel as though this blog could work again.  Today , I have two of each: finished projects and on-the-needles.

Before Christmas, I finished a few pairs of slippers in this pattern.  My niece started me on a slipper pattern hunt.  Then my friend, Helen, provided the best pattern ever which I even had in my queue but hadn't gotten round to knitting up.  And, I'm told these are the most comfortable slippers, too. Very easy; use up smaller stashes; and quick to knit.  How great is all that?  So, this is one pair that didn't make it to the donation shelves and stayed at home.

 I also just finished another Sockhead Hat.  So much fun to make and even better when I can use up two different sock left-overs.  This is a purple/gray mix and another with sunset colors.  I like how it turned out. 

I am slowly working my way around Wendy's pretty jeweled cowl.  I can only work on it in the daytime.  Partly for the good light since the beads and the yarn are dark as are our days right now.  But mostly because I'm afraid to spill the beads if I start working on it while watching TV.  They are in what I hope is a hard to tip container but I have visions of them going everywhere.  The yarn looks thin - and it is - but when it gets a good soak there should be a nice bloom  to fill in the gaps. Not a great photo but this is a particularly dark afternoon.

And, because I need some less mindful knitting: Dublin Bay socks.  I love the way this is turning out.  I bought the yarn with discount coupons last fall and that makes it practically stash, right?  I fell for the ragg-type yarn and the gray color.  When it came time to choose a pattern it seemed perfect to use something that speaks of a northern sea.   The lace down the leg is so simple, so elegant and reminds me of Celtic stone-carving.  The eye-of-partridge heel adds to the stone-work textures.  Can't wait to finish them. 


Joyful said...

Love the slippers and the socks. I might give those slippers a "go" sometimes. Socks would be much harder for me.

aspiritofsimplicity said...

i really love the slippers!

Mimi said...

All fabulous Stephanie! The slippers look easy enough, and a bonus that they're comfortable.
But the Dublin Bay Socks? Oh so beautiful! Love them!
And the beadwork on the other one is very subtle and delicate, I imagine it will be really beautiful when finished.

Catherine said...

Stephanie lovely to see you back blogging and you might inspire me to do likewise! I love the idea of the slippers and have saved both that and the Dublin Bay socks patterns in my Ravelry library!
Hope all is well with you and even though you're popping up on Facebook it's great to see you on the blog with all the lovely projects!
Catherine x

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

Beautiful projects, Stephanie!! You are one busy lady! blessings ~ tanna

Susan Kane said...

Those socks are exactly what I need!


Blog Widget by LinkWithin