Is anyone else old enough to remember that from SNL?
I was cleaning out some drawers this morning when I came across the very first pairs of socks I ever knit. I knew nothing about knitting socks at the time, although I had been knitting for years and years. Armed with a basic pattern where you plug in the weight of yarn being used and needle size and it calculated the rest, I naively attempted my first pair with worsted weight(!) Cascade 220. Imagine my horror when I stumbled across these beauties this morning.
And I suppose if you're an elf and you want to shovel snow, these babies will come in quite handy.
Don't laugh! Some people love giant bobbles on the top of their very thick socks. The funny thing is that I probably thought I was being quite creative.
I'm currently enjoying some quick knits after the arduous baby cables sweater that took me forever. I'm having fun whipping up some of the little neckwarmers from Yarn Abuse. I've found that they work best (for me) with the Malabrigo Chunky, Pagoda being my new favorite colorway. Tracy kindly gifted me this gorgeous button (Ah, buttons!).
I stumbled upon a matching worsted weight yarn called Queensland Collection - Rustic Wool (Color 18) that compliments the Pagoda perfectly (although the picture belies it). I made a matching pair of Dashing Mitts with it, and (on account of the OCD) immediately ran back to buy more because I think it would also make an great sweater for Maggie. I'm totally smitten by this color. (Please ignore the hole in the thumb - I'll get to it later)
I also cast on for Janet's Lace Leaf Scarf with Malabrigo Lace in a yummy neutral. How's that for a color since I seem to have misplaced the tag? I can't say enough good things about how much I enjoy working with Malabrigo. It's just so soft and squishy and good.
Okay, let's see, what else? Oh, yeah, speaking of yummy, I just made Leslie's delicious apple cake for the second time. The first one disappeared within hours--not by ME! I shared!!!
And now, I really must get back to cleaning... Ciao for now!
PS> Does anyone else think that Giada doesn't actually EAT the food she makes?! Why do I think as soon as the camera is off, she probably spits it into the sink?