skull close up
Originally uploaded by trillium knits
I'm past the skulls on the pirate sweater of doom. This was my first stranded piece in a while and I'm worried my carry loops weren't quite loose enough. I think it's going to all be okay in the blocking though. They actually laid pretty flat when I took them off the circ for a fitting. (hence the halfway decent picture) They just look really puckery on the 32" circular.
I finished another first sock, a green cable number that I'm in love with. Then I cast on for elf sock #2. I love love love the magic toe cast on. It's so much less fiddly than the short row toe I was doing before. I'm a convert. I definitely recommend to just loop the yarn over the needle for the first cast on stitch rather than doing a slip knot though, as I found out with my first sock that the knot shows in the finished toe. If you just twist though, it's nice and smooth.
Here's a blast from the past. This is the very first thing that I knit for my adorable nephew. He's finally now big enough to wear it. It's knit from one of my favorite all time yarns, Shepherd's Baby Wool. I still love this thing. I was inspired by the red stripy baby outfit from Labyrinth. Doesn't he look like he's about to get in similar trouble? ;)