stitch by stitch

Remember that lovely local yarn from a couple of weeks ago? Here’s where I am with that so far: The pair of socks was finished pretty quickly and I have been wearing them inside constantly ever since.

(They’re the same length, the picture just makes them look uneven).
These are honestly the warmest socks I’ve ever had, this yarn is so great. They look a bit out of shape here, but that’s only because I am wearing them all the time. And I must remember to make the shafts longer, they always come out too short.

Two skeins of the chunky mustard yellow yarn went into this cowl. This was almost exclusively a ‘bus project’, knit on the 30 min. bus ride to and from work, so it took me quite some time to finish it.

I will probably need to wash this once to soften it up a bit, but I love love love how it turned out, I really can’t get enough of that colour.

I am already on to the next pair of socks in a color to match the cowl, though from a different yarn this time. I’d love to find some less chunky sock yarn in the same quality, it’s bugging me that nice yarn is so hard to find. Come summer there will be craft fairs all around though and I hope to get some pretty colored sock yarn there. Also I’m already scouring Etsy like crazy.

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11 thoughts on “stitch by stitch

  1. sherrieg

    They’re both gorgeous! I don’t think I’m cut out for knitting – I’ve tried it a few times and just found it frustrating. But every now and then I see a project that makes me want to try again, and these are both those kinds! Lovely.

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    1. tidytipsy

      Thanks Sherrie :) I’m very far from a knitting pro myself but socks and cowls are perfect beginner’s projects. I hope you try again, knitting can get really addictive once you get the hang of it!

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  2. Amber

    How could I forget that yarn? Gorgeous stuff, and it made for some beautiful socks!

    And that cowl is so bright and cheerful. I love seeing cold-weather garments in bright colors. What better way to clear the gloom? :)

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    1. tidytipsy

      Yay, glad you’re going to try it Sherrie! The cowl the way I made it is dead easy: I just did a long and pretty wide piece in stockinette stitch (knit one row, purl one row) and when I reached the right length I just joined the two ends together to make it a loop. Stockinette stitch will make your edges curl, if you don’t want that you should do 2k 2p. That will make it look more like this cowl: http://www.flickr.com/photos/95874074@N00/5075753616/
      Let me know if you made it, I’d love to see the photos!

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  3. Emily

    I love that mustard yellow cowl! also, i’m looking back through your blog :) and i was wondering if you ever did tutorials for those pillow you made back in May (specifically the red one)?? thanks!

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