Luckily I have had lots of things to keep me busy here on the knitting front.
These little beauties have been a joy to make! You may remember them as the Twin Cities Anklet Socks. They are a breeze as a sport weight, cotton fiber knit on size 4's. I started this first one about three days ago and I just finished up this evening. Not too shabby, by the end of the week I should have the second one. I think these are going to have a very special place on my Christmas knits list. Unfortunately I didn't try them on when I was making them and they are a little too large for my teeny tiny toes.
This is the first pair of toe up socks that I've knit. Where you start at the toe instead of the cuff, as done in traditional sock knitting. I have to say I think I'm going to be a convert. You can try them on really easily as you go (something I should of paid attention to) and it just felt so much less fussy than knitting them from top down. I'm excited to say that I see a lot of socks in my future.
I also picked up a new knitting book while I was browsing the book store yesterday
400 Knitting Stitches!
I've been experimenting with some lace stitching on some cowls recently and it hasn't been going too successfully. When I saw this I realized that someone had already figured out all of this so why was I trying to recreate a look when there was already a recipe for it! So far I've ear marked about 15 stitches I want to try out on various projects. I think this is a great resource to have and I know any time I get stuck I can just sneak on over here and I'm sure to find something that sparks my creativity.