end on a sock
it is 2008. How bizarre is that??
i finished Monkey's secret-ish socks 40 minutes before the new year (phew!) they are Opal Rainforest (first series) 4 ply in Doktorfisch (such an awesome name). I used the slipped-stitch rib pattern from Sensational Knitted Socks and while it was a slow going pattern i think it will be worth it - my monkey is tough on his socks.it's fair to say he is thrilled. I am such a good girlfriend (huge matyred sigh).
A certain someone bought a drum carder a little while ago and i have spent the last day or so servicing it. This has been great fun indeed! though perhaps a little spike-y. I include some carded fibre for your viewing pleasure: hand-dyed crossbred wool, 2 colours of hand-dyed tussah silk, black corriedale and white merino. Yummeh.
and the resulting yarn. this is only about 10 grams, i made a little batt and then used the andean bracelet method to ply it on itself. just playin', yo.
And my new year knitting is not all that thrilling. In the front you may observe about 75% of the second web sock... i think this is going to be gifted but i'm not sure to whom (though if i do finish tonight then i have a fair idea.). And behind that, the sort of pastel rainbow business is another baby surprise jacket (seeing as suddenly there may be demand for such things :p) in my hand-dyed 5ply. It's rainbow self-striping :D FUN.
And in case anyone is wondering what i've been up to....
Oh, and Monty has gained about 65g in four days. Thats the festive season for you ;)
Wishing you all the very best 2008
Ms Spider xo