Sunday, March 8, 2009

Warm Feet!

That was my basic goal of knitting these three projects.

I knit these Malabrigo Loafers in a class that Julie Weisenberger taught at Article Pract--where the yarn also originates. I remain verrry grateful to our lovely instructor, who (when I had forgotten that I am a loose knitter and found myself with a much-too-large-sole) helped me figure out the pattern in my gauge. I really want to make a pair of these for myself, and while they do knit up fairly quickly, they are not the bus/TV knitting that I need in these graduate school times.

Also designed by Julie, these ballet flats made me immediately think of heb. And, of course, they had to be in silver and blue! A combo of a Rowan blend and Plucky yarn also made perfect sense.

KZ was lucky enough to serve as a my first small needle sock experiment. This design was a great choice. Interesting enough to hold my attention and teach me about sock knitting, but not so complicated that picking them up was a chore. I do think my next pair of socks will be with thicker yarn and on larger needles. 0s produce a lovely sock, but the TIME, my goodness!

Thanks for sending me pictures so I could brag girls!!


CH said...

I am the proud owner of the loafers and they are wonderful! They are really warm and comfortable and make very happy, especially on horribly dreary Chicago days like today. Thanks, EW!

HEB said...

Once again, I love the themed holiday gifts! Way to be, Wamps! These ballet flats always make me smile and keep my toes perfectly warm.