I got the pattern from "A Gathering of Lace" by Meg Swanson. It was pretty difficult at first and of course being the "incredible" knitter that I am, I chose to "glance" at the pattern instructions instead of actually reading them. Needless to say I ripped back several times because I was on the wrong chart.
NOTE FROM YARN DR: Always read the pattern. Never assume.....you know what that makes me, right?
So once I got on track it has been smooth sailing, slowing down a bit now I have passed the 1000 stitch mark. It's really been fun. I just hope she likes it. I got the yarn at a sewing expo. It is silk and I got it for a great deal. about 2500 yards I believe.
HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY
This is my Mother sporting her Mother's Day present, a lace top spring sweater made with "Sublime" yarn. It is a mix of extra fine merino wool, silk, and cashmere. So soft and short sleeves for the warm weather here in Georgia. My Mother taught me how to knit. She always said if we were broke, we could knit our own clothes. Well I might be broke from the yarn purchase for this (hehe), but she is worth every penny and time spent knitting for her. Here's to you Mom. Thanks for teaching me how to knit!
THE DOCTOR'S FOOT CARE PRESCRIPTIONS:
These socks are on the needles right now using size 1. Magic loop is so cool. I love knitting socks from the toe up using short rows for the toe and the heel. I really like the look of short row heels. I got the pattern from Charlene Schurch's first sock book "Sensational Knitted Socks." A MUST HAVE for any sock knitters. 1 out of 1 yarn doctors (that would be me) prefers this book, and her second book too! The yarn is from Germany, "Fortissima Socka." Gosh I hope I spelled that right.
Yes, these are my feet. Wearing some fabulous ankle socks I knitted. The great thing about ankle socks is they go so fast. A couple of nights and they are ready to wear. These were done on size 2 dpns with a sock yarn that has slipped my mind. The Yarn Doctor is getting old and can't remember where he put the label for this yarn. Oh well, next time I will write it down.