I wasn’t going to post about these, as they were finished before I started this blog-iteration. But then my darling mother (hi, Mama!) sent me some excellent pictures of them in use. These socks appear to have a sedative effect, aka MONDO RELAXXORTUDE.
Pattern: Laila’s Socks by Nancy Bush from Folk Knitting in Estonia
Yarn: Valley Yarns Huntington in olive and natural
Needles: size 2 DPNs
Modifications: none that I can think of, aside from making the ribbing at the top a little longer.
BEHOLD THE COMFORT
This little champion was pretty easy, all things considered. I think it was my first knitted toy, or first knitted thing-without-some-perceived-utility. I think the little dude turned out pretty well, considering. When he was finished, I winged him overseas to sniff out new surroundings (he had gotten sick of nosing around my basil seedlings). Also, I considered this picture terrifying/adorable enough to make a header out of. Everybody wins!
Yarn: mostly Jo-Ann Sensations Angel Hair, some leftover alpaca yarn from the NH Lancaster Fair
Needles: size 5 DPNs
Modifications: I used smaller needles and less wooly yarn and didn’t felt it (I’ll be damned if I have to pay/wait for and extra load at the laundromat).