OK, so I have been called out. Blogging has NOT been one of my priorities lately. It is not that I haven't been knitting, it has just been a whirlwind of activity and chaos and in an effort to not sound like a bumbling idiot, I chose to save my posting until I could sort out my thoughts.
My friend Adrian who, by now, is known for her baby hats, has out done herself with this stunning bundle of grapes hat. If the twisty vine was not cute enough the leaves were just the perfect touch. She never does anything half way and thinks of everything.
I worked on this great pattern that I will probably do again. It is just enough pattern to keep your interest but not so much you can't watch a movie at the same time. (Of course, I recommend writing down your stats AS YOU DO THEM so that when you realize you have made one significantly longer than the other and you frog back, you don't guess the wrong needle size and redo half a sock again on too small of a needle. ah-hem.)
Anastasia Sock Pattern by "Pepperknit" in
Austermann Step, Laub, US 0 (US 00)
Now, I have used this yarn before and while I have never made a serious attempt at matching up the stripes, I somehow think that my attempts would have been in vain anyway. They could probably get a bit closer, but this yarn is definitely not for those who have to have their stripes perfect. I do really like the variegated and stripes mixed. The colors are even growing on me.
You should definitely check out Pepperknit.com , she has some cute free patterns that are very well written.
That's all for today.. I have more but since I have been such a slacker, I figure I will string you along to make you come back!