Teal and Violet

Here’s hoping this is the day when things turn around. The new school and work routines are still in progress. My WIPs are somewhat under control (after I wind up a lot more yarn today), and I’ve been finishing things too! First up is a project for my niece. I saw the pattern for these baby bloomers in early August and as I knew there was a new baby girl on the way, I just had to make them! When I picked the yarn, I did not know that she would be named Violet – I just really liked the color. I did one row of the hearts and the end result is very sweet. Though they are meant for a 3 month old, I think they might be more of a 3-6 month size. If I were to do them again (which I might) I would use a stretchier bind-off at each leg opening, so there would be a bit more give for chubby baby legs (or layers with tights). My other FO this week is in support of “Tealtember” to raise awareness for Ovarian Cancer. I bought a skein of Malabrigo Rasta in the Spring for Malabrigo March, but never started the project. When I pulled out my teal yarns, I spotted the Rasta already caked up and ready to go. I used Liat Gat’s free pattern for Super Bulky Toe Up Socks to make a very warm pair of slipper socks. I did not divide the cake before I started, so I did play a bit of yarn chicken and my result is that one sock is slightly shorter than the other. I’m fine with that, and when they are worn this winter it won’t bother me. These are super warm and worked up super quick. I started the first one Friday afternoon waiting for the bus to come home and that night, after watching a few video podcasts, I had a sock!

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