A Month (or so) in Review

I finished these socks for my sister’s birthday on Thursday, November 2nd during a candidate’s debate at SMSU.
My Sister's Birthday Socks

The debate wasn’t finished yet so I decided to finish another project. This one for my dear husband, Terry.

My Husband's New Mittens

The right one was waiting about a week or so for a mate and I finished the left on November 3rd. The pattern is from Sally Melville’s book The Purl Stitch. This book was the first knitting book I bought when I started knitting a year ago and it is the most wonderful reference book! I have learned so much from it that I teach my mother things and she has been knitting most of her life! The pattern is the Canadian Winter Hat and Mitts. I used the large size with size 10 DPNs because that is what the Cascade Ecological Wool called for. The yarn is SOOOO soft! I love it! Last christmas I made Terry a scarf from the same skein. (KnitPicks’ Windowpane Seaman’s Scarf)

On November 4th I started Grumperina’s Jaywalkers in Regia. I love them!!!

My Jaywalker's

While reading some of the Yarn Harlot‘s Archives I came across a post where she describes her experience with the Jaywalkers, noting that if making them for someone who does not have both slender calves and feet that you may need to use size 2 DPNs instead of the size 1 due to the inelasticity of the pattern stitch. At this point I got a little worried because I do not have the most slender calves….so I figured I would compensate by making the leg a little shorter. Today my Jaywalker’s look like this:

Jaywalker's 11-10-06

I tried them (it) on this morning…and alas…I should have checked on the day I started….I will be ripping them out and starting over with size 2… *sigh* …at least it’s been a fast knit for me!

Another project that I started this summer was a sweater for Terry. It’s not very far done but I make progress every once in a while on it. It’s is the To the Cottage Pullover also from the book The Purl Stitch by Sally Melville.

Terry's Sweater in Progress

I am also working on a pair of socks for my brother-in-law for his birthday (I started them the same day as the Jaywalkers) and I will post a picture later.

The rest of the weekend needs to involve the outlining and memorizing of a speech regarding the wisdom of school vouchers and who should do something about it. But I’m sure I’ll find some time to knit too!

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