Tuesday, March 04, 2008

New socks in progress, a shirt and some tea towels

Now that I've finally finished Tasha's socks I can do some sock knitting for myself!


The yarn is Online Supersocke in the tropic colourway.
I liked the effect I got with the reverse striping on my regia socks, so I decided to knit from both ends of the ball with these.

Then I stitched up some tea towels:


I'm going to give the cornucopia to one of my Grandmothers for mother's day, the other one is for me. We like to bake around here, and I was tickled by the idea of having a special towel just for rising bread. I don't know where those little dogs are going with my pie, but I want it back!

Both patterns were found at hoop love

and last night I finished another shirt for Bill:


We are vegetarians, and when he saw this design he thought it was too funny NOT to put on a shirt. The whole set is like this, with a giant turkey, duck and pig too. It reminds me of the Shel Silverstein poem (which I can't for the life of me remember the name of, and all my books are at my parent's)

Once again, I traced the design onto the stabilizer and ironed that onto the front of the shirt to follow. And again I had trouble seeing exactly where my stitches were going, so it isn't a neat as I would like. I really need to find a better way to get designs onto dark fabric.

I'm not sure where I found this design now, I know it's an old McCalls pattern, and I have the file on my computer with the full set, but I can't for the life of me remember where I found it.


Anonymous said...

This poem?

"Point of View"
By Shel Silverstein

Thanksgiving dinner's sad and thankless
Christmas dinner's dark and blue
When you stop and try to see it
From the turkey's point of view.

Sunday dinner isn't sunny
Easter feasts are just bad luck
When you see it from the viewpoint
Of a chicken or a duck.

Oh how I once loved tuna salad
Pork and lobsters, lamb chops too
'Til I stopped and looked at dinner
From the dinner's point of view.

Kelley said...

Those socks are so fun!

And I love that T-shirt. Too funny!

Sue said...

You can scribble chalk on the back of the pattern (or if you want, trace the lines in chalk on the back), then put the paper on the fabric, chalk side down, and trace over the lines from the front. You don't need ink or anything, you're just pressing the chalk onto the fabric.

I like the tea towels!

Unknown said...

Lovely socks! I'm interested in teaching myself to make my first pair, and through a lot of advice I thought I wanted to try toe up on one circular, which is what seems to be what your doing. What would you advise me to do (being a newbie?) I haven't found a book that teaches toe up on one circular. Do you know of one?

Drewzel said...

Love the lobster!
I know Floresita has a pic of the pattern envelope up on Flickr, the pattern's called Topsy Turvy by McCall :)

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