Monday, January 6, 2014
Second Finished Project of 2014
I'm really not trying to brag or anything, but I've finished 2 projects already and 2014 is only 1 week old! Now, both of these were knit with chunky yarns on size 10 needles...but they WERE knit for David who has big hands and feet...
David was so thrilled when I finished these last night that he had me starting another pair to make for him just in case he wears these out quickly. "It only took you a day to make them, right?"
Aaah, sweet David.
He's a challenge to knit for anything that should touch his skin because wool "feels hot." And he doesn't mean that it makes him feel hot...no...it feels like it's burning his skin, and sure enough when he takes off whatever he's wearing he's red. Even the softest loveliest wool is not an option.
These are knit using the Family Foot Warmer Slippers pattern in Berroco Comfy worsted--2 strands held together. And they are very very soft, and not a hint of wool in them...oh...and they came from stash! Big bonus.
p.s. I did not start another pair of slippers for him. Besides the fact that knitting on size 10 or bigger needles makes my hands hurt, I want to make a pillow from a pattern for a blanket...if I like knitting the pillow, then I'll save up my allowance and buy the yarn. Yes, I'm using stash. And yes, some more stash yarn fell out into my lap when I was selecting the first yarns and not I've got 2 pillows I want to start...