Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Dennis' Birthday Vest

Finally done! And I'm not yet 2 months late with it. Luckily it has just started to get cool enough to wear it so it's not like Dennis was looking for it before now. That's my excuse and I'm sticking to it!

I got the pattern from Granny Tan. It's from Knitter's Magazine 92, Fall 2008 and it's called Double Identity. I used Nature Spun by Brown Sheep Company in Blueberry. It's a little darker in person.

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Memorial Socks

They are finally done! And it only took about 2 years.... These were the socks I was working on when my Nana was in the hospital, around the time of her funeral, when I went to Sweden to say goodbye to Harry and when Grampie passed away. This is why they are called my memorial socks. The yarn is 50% cashmere/silk and 50% alpaca from Belfast Mini-Mills. It's gorgeous. The pattern is from an old Paton's book that both my grandmother and my nana had copies of. Now I'm too afraid to wear them because I don't want to wear a hole in them! And since it took so long to knit them both, one is slightly smaller than the other which happens to me when I take so long to get the second sock done (yes, this has happened before...)

I miss you Nana.