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So these are hardly the most inspiring thing I’ve ever knit, and yet they’ve been quite popular on my Ravelry project page lately, so I thought I’d share them here too.


Pattern: Baby Moc-a-Sock (ravelry)

Source: Bekah Knits

Yarn: Green Mountain Spinnery, Maine Organic & Mountain Mohair

Needles: US 7

Started: October 30, 2009

Finished: January 23, 2010

Find it on Ravelry here.

I finished the knitting on these back around Christmas, but it took me awhile to get my act together and sew the soles on.  Eventually my feet just really wanted to be warm, so they won out over procrastination.

Although there is now an adult version of this pattern, I used the baby version and the notes on adapting it for an adult found here.  This leads to a chunkier look than the official adult version of the pattern.  There are also some extra notes on adapting that I took into account here.  The result is very cute.  And with the addition of some fiber trends leather soles they become a more durable slipper for those of us who spend a lot of our at home time bouncing from room to room.

Interestingly enough, I to tried to full these a little in the dryer after blocking more than once.  It wasn’t very successful.  They only shrank and fulled the tiniest amount.  However, the Maine Organic is a sturdy enough yarn that they still have some structure to them.  I wear them basically everyday now, so let’s hope they hold up!

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Except unlike in December when I was snowed in in DC with my family, my guy and a friend of ours, this time I am all alone.  Fear not!  I took the opportunity to have a mini James McAvoy movie marathon (so far Becoming Jane and Starter for 10 and I’m planning on Wanted and Penelope next) and knit like a crazy person.  Most of my day has looked like this…

Except of course for the part of that looked like this…

Unfortunately I only managed to dig out the front walk and the sidewalk and not my car, which is in fact that vaguely station wagon shaped mound of snow you can see behind my head.  Which is going to make getting to my first day at my new part time job tomorrow mighty interesting.  Somehow I’ll manage.

Most of my knitting today has been dispersed over a number of projects just started within the last 48 hours.  One of the ones I’m most excited about is a new pair of glittens to replace the pair I made two years ago which are now thread bare and pathetic.  I’m knitting them out of Tosh Sock in Ink, which sure is looking pretty (oh, and don’t miss the snow on sill).

I also recently started a improvised shawl design based on the traditional shawls that show up in all the costume dramas I watch.  I’m using a traditional shetland construction with a vintage lace edging.  It’s been loads of fun so far, just dreaming it up. I also restarted making the Acorns hat with some Tess Cultivated Silk & Wool.  I had begun making it with my one handspun, but it’s still so slubby that it was just looking too knobby.  This version is going to be super smooth.

So my knittings been sprinkled about, but it’s been a productive snow storm.  In fact it’s been a productive year so far.  1879 yds worth of finished projects since Jan. 1.  I know because I’ve been keeping track for the Yarn Snobs Stashdown.  Mostly I don’t have pictures that I’m happy with enough to show you anything yet, but I will share these…

Hardly enough to warrant their own FO post, these little guys make me super happy anyway.  They are knit in Mama Blue Troika Worsted, which it turns out is what heaven would be like if it were a yarn.  More information is up on ravelry.  And more knits soon!