Do socks really grow on trees? In much of the knitting blog world they do. I don’t know how many socks I’ve seen sprouting like leaves, so I decided to grow a pair on our peach tree. It worked! Think I’ll gift these for Christmas, and now I’m wondering if I can grow a sweater. We’ve been picking lots of peaches and other than give more away, I’m not sure what to do with the rest. I may try canning as Julie bravely does, or take the easy way and freeze some.
The parts for the star sweater are completed, but I’m thinking of redoing the hood (that purple thing on the side) so I don’t have to seam. If I use short rows, I can 3-needle bind off. On the other hand, it’ll be quicker to just sew it up at this point.
Purse knitting lately has been preemie hats for our hospital. Waiting in the ENT office with my daughter, I finished this one and wanted to start another but didn’t have a stitch holder- so I improvised. The hospital provides the yarn and pattern which is nice, but the hat requires seaming and we all know how I feel about that.
Time to start a little winter knitting. This is the Weekend Sweater by Elizabeth Zimmerman. I used a lace edge pattern from Knitting on the Edge to girly it up. My crummy old circular poked a hole in my finger while knitting the lace, so I ordered a new Inox from The Knitter. Somehow I ordered a new book, too. I didn’t to. Really.
And I’ve done a little more sewing. AC4C’s June project was putting together themed diaper bags for I forgot whom. I know the dress and the diaper bag don’t go together. They’re for different sets.