Another Lokken that I’m currently knitting to illustrate my hand-dyed black/rainbow self-striping sock yarn in a non-sock project. This yarn is available to buy, and I just love it. 100% superwash merino, 400 yards. I knew when I started dying self-striping yarn, I had to do black with rainbows; my favourite pair.
When I’m done with this project, I’ll post another picture.
I never did share with Tumblr the owl that I knitted for David Sedaris. (Even though he thinks it’s crochet) He also sent me a second postcard, but I don’t want to hunt for the picture I took of that. (Unless you all want to see it, that is) The yellow in the eyes is hand-dyed yarn, as I had no appropriate yellow on hand.
Though, really, all I want to do is knit a tea cozy for Amy. Maybe next time.
I made this for my local UU church. I’ve only been to one service, last Sunday, and a potluck for women, regardless of age or membership status. I’m skeptical of anything called a church, but to see un-faltering smiles when I introduced myself as an atheist, in the heart of the bible-belt, was comforting. The acceptance and love they show to everyone is deserving of a washcloth, and perhaps more if I can scrounge up more cotton yarn. I hope to stealthily leave it in the kitchen on Sunday.
My first pair of two-at-a-time, toe-up socks.
Yarn: GothSocks, ImmaBitch on Strychnine
Toes - left-over Koigu KPM from my first pair of knee socks
Heel and ribbing - black whatever sock yarn from Michaels.
Next-door to our LYS works a sweet guy who always gives me free soda. So I knit him a hat! Next, I need to find out his sisters’ favourite colours, and knit her one as well. She gives me free drinks, too. ❤
The pattern is Botanic, by Stephen West. Stephen West used to shop at the LYS from my hometown, I have an autographed pattern book!
Also, it’s reversible.
P.S. I know the cast-on is horrendous, but I cast-on before I had my awesome, amazing book. It’ll never happen again.
Finished my toe-up socks. Done one-at-a-time on two circulars. But when I am done with one sock, I want to move on to another. Currently, making two-at-a-time on two circulars; it seems to take a bit longer, but I think ultimately this will suit me. Two-at-a-time, I seem to get ladders on the ends; I seem to have fixed this by just knitting each stitch on the end through the back loop.
Anyway, here’s a toe-up pattern to fit any foot, knit on two circulars
My second Lokken - GothSocks yarn - in My Zombie Ex-Girlfriend colourway.
First picture, RS - Second picture, WS