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Lost in a sea of yarn and needles. Lusting after handmade socks and all things lacy


Another One Bites The Dust

I have lured her over to the dark side. Isn't that what Mums who survived the teen years are supposed to do, hehehe
My daughter who has a very soft heart, decided she wanted to knit something for CIC. We tried needles, and she was not happy. Then I dug out an old loom I had and bingo she was off. The long tube on top of the loom is her first effort. It will double up to make a small hat. She is now working on a youth/adult sized hat. I knew I had her, when she went to get the her cars oil changed, and took her knitting with her. I now know my stash will be in good hands :-) I have ordered her a smaller gauge loom. She is using some of my endless supply of Brown Sheep Bulky.

This is the test pattern I am knitting for the CIC (Children In Common) Big Kids knitting. The reason I didn't use the Brown Sheep Bulky, which would have been ideal was I need to keep track of the yardage. I don't have one of those nifty measuring things that measure off the yards. Instead I am using Patons Classic Wool in denim doubled. I am getting a bit over 3 spi. I decided on a neutral color that would work for either sex. The kids who receive these items are close to leaving the orphanages and looking for work. I think a kid that age (16) would probably rather have something more adult looking. The pattern is Marguerite's Stitches Of Violet She has designed so many great patterns some for CIC and some just cause she can :-) I took this yesterday, but I am almost done with the lower body today. Fast going on those 10 1/2 needles. I will have to retrain my hands for sock knitting when I am done.
We are also doing worsted weight socks for the older kids. And I remember I have some Elann Bag wool in the back of the closet. In natural and mocha I think. That could work up into a nice sweater also. I have a lot of Tranquil Lagoon and Celedon HW for socks.

By Suzann
On Thursday, January 04, 2007
At 1/04/2007 08:30:00 AM
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Blogger Marguerite Says:

How wonderful it must be to have an endless supply of Brown Sheep Bulky!

I'm so jealous.

Blogger Suzann Says:

You wouldn't be jealous if you had 2000 yards of Red Brown Sheep Bulky. I bought a cone when I did the Einstein Coat. I was a very new knitter. I didn't know any better. The Einstein got frogged.
I got it here

Blogger jayne Says:

Oh ugh...I've frogged an Einstein too. Not a happy time for me.

Yay for you -- another knitter in the family.

Anonymous Anonymous Says:

Your test CIC looks great so far! I would have also been a test knitter for Marguerite, but I cannot knit that fast in such a short amount of time. Good for you!

Blogger Vamanta Says:

Help, what's a CIC?
I can't conceptualize what that loom does. I am such a geek. But great news on your DD knitting. She will be stealing your needles in no time. I also buy my Brown Sheep from Oregon Trail Yarns in the cones. She is such a nice gal, isn't she? BTW BS Bulky is GREAT for felting. How about some lovely felted Christmas stockings for next year?


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