I have been test knitting for the Socktopia group, Momma Monkey said it is OK for me to post the pictures of the sock patterns that have been released to the group already. If you want to knit these socks, click on the Socktopia button on the right hand sidebar and join the fun!
This weekend I started a baby dress for a girl at work. She is expecting in June. It is a Debbie Bliss pattern from the Special Knits book. It is really more of a very pale pink than the peachy color it appears to be in the picture. It is a 60% Cotton 40% acrylic blend. Size 3 circular needle. I am almost to the bodice decreases and then it will go super fast, that is until I cast on for the front and start all over again. I was going to knit it in the round to the armholes, but my longer cable size 3 is already in use, so I will knit it as the directions say. And since I don't have enough WIPs, I started another pair of socks today. I am knitting them in ArtYarns fingering wt. I don't have the ball band any more so I don't know the color number right off hand, but I do know the name is Girlie Camouflage, or something like that. The picture was blurry and I am too lazy to go out and take another one so I will share a picture of it later.
And on Saturday the mail man brought this to me all the way from Australia. ChocolateTrudi was having a blogiversary contest and I won one of the prizes. It is an Italian brand, lace wt, Kid Mohair blend yarn. I have never knit with it. She sent "9, " yes that is right... 9 balls, with 656 yds a ball. I think there will be some shawls knit this year for Christmas presents. Thank you very much ChocolateTrudi!
I have my "scarf exchange" scarf done. I need to get the little points that appeared during blocking out of it. I need to buy some blocking wires so I don't have to worry about those pesky little needle made points. I will share a picture of that after she gets it. I don't know if she visits my blog and I don't want to spoil the surprises