Tuesday, April 1, 2008

No Foolin’

Happy April to all. No foolin’ here.

I mentioned each of these projects a couple of time in previous posts, but never shared photos of them because both of them were surprises until today.

First up are the Scarborough Fair Socks by Melanie Gibbons of Pink Lemon Twist. I knit these for the Secret Prayer Sock Swap for my partner Tiffany

Yarn Louet Gems Pearl, Goldilocks
Size 0 needles / Magic Loop

I really enjoyed the pattern and hope to knit a pair for myself next time. It was a little challenging until I figured out how to do the twists without a cable needle, then the socks just seemed to fly off the needles.

Next is the Little Slip of a Thing felted purse (from Knitty) . I knit this for my DH’s boss/coworker. The pattern was the March project for the Christian Knitters monthly KAL. I had bought the yarn and fabric for the lining some time ago with thoughts of knitting her a felted purse… eventually. Can you guess which team is her favorite?
As it turned out to having this as the March worked out well because the pattern was perfect for her gift and the timing was even better because her birthday is today which meant I got it done and ready to gift in plenty of time! (God has perfect timing).

Yarn Cascade 220 Heathers Orange and Navy
Size 11 and 10 needles
Licensed team print fabric

Oh, and I got a job…. Beginning Thursday, I’ll be working a couple of days a week (mostly for yarn money) at the new yarn store which just opened up in the next town over. Who knew you could get paid to play with yarn…? Yay!


Jodi said...

Love the socks! What a great pattern and yarn combo. Good luck with your new job -- sounds very fun. Yarn money is the BEST kind of money.

sharon said...

I can't wait until I can get paid to play with yarn. well okay I can, but its got to be nice.

SciFiTVFanGirl said...

Oh wow, you working in a yarn store. I don't think your paycheck will ever actually leave the premises...

Have fun! :o)