Tonight an old friend from high school came over. I hadn’t seen her in at least 5 years, and it was great to catch up. Because of her visit, I didn’t get to knit. I did, however, get to witness the exploits of two very hyper, newly-minted superheroes.
Aren’t those capes awesome?!? She made them herself, and they are absolutely everything a young superhero could ask for. They originally had a lukewarm reception, as I’d expected since my boys are not good with change. But a few days later suddenly the capes were all they could think about. Seriously, you have no idea how hard it was to get this photo- every other pic I took was very much an “action shot”.
I found another project that I haven’t shared yet- Ribby Slipper Socks. Back in October my aunt had surgery and I made her a pair of slippers to keep her feet warm and cozy while she’d be resting.
Let me say, this project has an obvious flaw- it looks UGLY off the foot. Long and skinny and seemingly non-atomically correct.
Cozy and form-fitting, warm and snuggly. I think I want to make a pair for myself.
I used some no-name chunky yarn in the teal color, the stuff I’d recycled from the failed crochet deep v vest. I still think it’s Bernat Softee Chunky. The black is Bernat Pounder worsted yarn, and I carried along some teal LionBrand Fun Fur for the last 4 rows, then bound off in the black only. I’d only had a small amount of the fur yarn, so I divided it in 2 and just did as many rows as I could in each sock. I used 5mm for the foot, and 4mm for the cuff. It’s a free pattern, I forget the source right now, but if you search for them on Ravelry you’ll find them. (Something is making me think they’re a free Interweave pattern, but I won’t swear by that).
Before my next surgery (which will be in May, as it turns out), I plan on making myself a pair. That way I can be cozy and squooshy too. 🙂