Another Kind of Crafty

I really don’t need more crafty endeavours to fill up my time these days, but I found myself with a spare sock when I finally finished with the Teeny Tiny Socks. While questioning the possible uses of an itty bitty sock, Melanie, a knit nite friend, invited me over for an afternoon of crafting using her huge store of supplies and mad skillz to make cards.

So I took a break from some PowerPoint madness I’m working on to go hang and get crafty in NDG. Melanie and her husband Jeff have a great apartment near Monkland. She grossly undersold her collection of card making supplies. All sorts of papers, stamps, stamp pads, gromits, brads, markers. It was card making paradise!

We spent the afternoon chatting, playing with cards, making itty bitty socks, and eating home made cookies (super yummy). It was too much fun. So much fun in fact that she invited me to play board games with her and Jeff, AND stay for super yummy home made soup (I didn’t think there was too much nutmeg). A very enjoyable Saturday. One of my most eventful for quite a while.

Thanks so much for having me over, but watch out Melanie, I may become a regular!

Teeny Tiny Socks

I got the kit for these earrings in the post last week and neglected to knit them or even thank my Secret Pal for sending it to me. I’ve been a bad spoilee! But a digital kick in the pants (well really an inquiry of whether I’d received the treat) got me to dig out some variegated sock yarn, cast on and knit these little socks.

Pattern: Los Lobe Hose by Carol Breitner
Materials: Regia Superwash Sockwool (unsure about colors, I don’t read German) from local yarn store.
Start Date: October 9, 2007
Finished By: October 9, 2007

The brown stripes happen to work with my hair colour. What a happy accident.

The pattern suggests cutting two lengths with matching variegation so that the stripes on both socks match, but this particular yarn doesn’t work really well for that. The colour sequences do repeat, but the lengths of each colour vary enough to throw any plans for matching socks out of wack. I ended up knitting an extra sock that was supposed to match with the first one I made, but it didn’t. Rather than having an almost matched pair, I opted to celebrate variety and use the two differently striped ones. That way one of the socks doesn’t look ‘wrong.’

So does anyone want a solo tiny sock to make into a pin?