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More for the feet

I’m caught up on the FO photography again, and have not one, but two new things to show you! First off, my last FO of 2011:

Pattern: Spey Valley by Nancy Bush, published in Knitting on the Road
Yarn: Mountain Colors Crazyfoot in Peppergrass
Needles: US0 / 2.00 Inox express circulars

I only did 8 rows of ribbing #1 and 3 repeats of ribbing #2, rather than 12 rows and 5 repeats respectively, because I made the whole leg shorter and wanted to keep the original pattern’s proportions relatively intact. I’m a little sad that ribbing #2 doesn’t show up all that well, but other than that, I’m pretty happy with the sock. Nice and simple knit, for the most part, although I don’t really know how I feel about working the braids.

I like the yarn a lot – soft, but not overly so, and the colors are gorgeous! Now I just have to figure out what to do with the rest of it… I have nearly half a skein left!

This is my third pair of my 2011 self-imposed sock club, which I obviously didn’t finish. But, with the three pairs I did from the sock club, plus the two for T, I beat my previous record of four pairs a year (held jointly by years 2006 and 2009). So, I’m calling this a win anyway!

Also a win is my first project for 2012:

My own Felted Clogs! Yes, it’s the same yarn and pattern as T’s, although I opted for a plain join for my slippers’ soles. It’s a little weird to have an item nearly identical to his, since we are SO not the matchy-matchy couple-y type. But I didn’t know what else to do with the rest of that bulky wool, so slippers it was! Now I just have to figure out what to do with the last 70-something yards…

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Fall startitis

Argh. Things have been busy! Though not too busy for knitting, because guess who cast on for four different projects in October? (Yes, I know it’s December already…) Yeah, that would be me.

I’ve got a Textured Shawl in progress, using some Jo Sharp DK Tweed I’d had since… 2005, I think? I know I got it early in my knitting life, started a scarf with it, and then got bored with it about two inches in. This project, on the other hand? Much better. Easy, but not mind-numbingly dull.

Next, a new pair of socks! I’m so glad Spey Valley turned out to be the next pair for my self-imposed sock club, because I really didn’t have the heart for another pattern with twisted stitches so soon. Sadly, I don’t think it’s the best yarn-to-pattern match in the world – the second ribbing pattern is especially lost here – but oh well.

Speaking of finishes, the third new project is also an FO. I got a new phone in October, so I decided I’d make a quick little sleeve for it. Or sock. Whatever. As long as it helps keep my phone from getting scratched in my purse, it’s all good! The yarn is left over from the Kindle sleeve I made earlier this year, though I knit it on US0s this time.

Unfortunately, it pools a bit at this gauge, though the worst of it’s actually happening on the back of the phone (in this photo at least). Oh well. I can live with it. I think.

So, what about the fourth project? That’s also an FO now, but it merits its own post. Just need to take decent photos of it first…

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