Sunday, June 10, 2007

Two WIPs

I've been working on two projects lately that I'm currently so in love with, I'm actually showing them off before they're finished. I don't usually do that.

First up are the gift socks I've dubbed the Dorky Germany Socks. These are to be given to a friend who studied abroad in Germany and consequently adores everything German now and is planning to live there. When I saw the yarn, Regia Nation, I knew that she needed Dorky Germany Socks.



The pattern is just Wendy's Generic Toe-up Pattern. I figured I'd use up the Dorky Germany Yarn and go until I ran out. As you can see, the yarn went awfully far. I had to add calf increases because they stop not too far below my knee. I know that the recipient will love them...

The other thing I've been working on more is Knitty's Mariah. I know, I have major Knitters' ADD, as I've already put the Exchecquered down for now. My progress on Mariah has barely gotten me into the first sleeve. But somehow, it's extremely exciting for me to see the knotwork cable coming together.



(Excuse the difficulty I had photographing the gray yarn. I have no idea why the details got so washed out.) I only am nervous because the buzz in the knitting community seems to point to major issues with the pattern. I haven't seen them yet, but we shall see if Mariah continues to come together nicely...

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

the socks are adorable! i'm sure the recipient will love them!

Un Amiga Secreto

Danielle said...

Those are definitely German socks! And... um... definitely dorky! But in a pigtailed-girl-in-children's-picture-book way.