Friday, January 2, 2015

Friday Finishes

Not sure if someone is going to have a link party up today or not....but I'll link up with the ones I regularly hook up with and anyone else....I know there was someone interested....

So I finally finished my Have I Ever Steered You Wrong? socks...
These socks were inspired by Bernard from The Santa Clause....I love Bernard....I ordered this kit a couple years ago and finally felt confident enough to try them....and actually, it was a pretty easy pattern...except for the short row heel....which left holes...that I sewed up and now I have a bit of a ridge...but I can live with that....it was a toe-up sock and the toes are bit wonky...but all in all...

I wish I had made them taller though..I have a lot of yarn left over....they are very squishy, but thick as it is a worsted weight yarn....

I also finished my Holly (Golightly) hat...I think it is super cute, just not sure it'll look super cute on me, because of the long hair....it needs a soaking...but see I'm afraid it'll grow and then be too BIG..this happened with the last two hats I made...because of the construction it is a bit loose already...

So what do you do if something grows too big with blocking?

Oh and I whipped up a quick earmuff/headband for the Hubs...he found a piece of the Malabrigo Rasta and was all, "This would make a great headband..." and I had enough left over to make him one...

and there was just enough I made a flower, which I'm turning into a bracelet....I'll show that next week...

Yesterday I cast on two new projects....I'm still on break until Wednesday....so I still have lots of crafting time left....;)

So please link up....I'm going to post one...until I see if the other person has yet....but I'm also linking in with Wisdom in Wonder...Creative Friday .....I hope everyone has a fantastic weekend...




3 comments:

Renee Anne said...

If it's something that is wool (non-superwash) and grows, I throw it in the dryer on low for a bit to shrink it back up. I've had to do that with merino because that just sees to grow a lot :)

Chrisknits said...

Ack! I am so upended I forgot it was Friday! I will be sure to play along next week. I actually posted a year review today so I will post it here anyway.

WonderWhyGal said...

I love those socks. I've never knit socks in anything but fingering. I bet they feel wonderful. That hat is adorable! I love sassy hats like that. As for growing too big...well, I have ended up either gifting the project to someone with a bigger head or...fulling it in the dryer (of course you take the chance of losing the stitch design but at least it will fit.)