Saturday, December 20, 2008

Attn: Naysayers


For those of you who didn't think I could knit vomit, I present my first Stashbusher Spiral Socks. After years of working in hospitals and clinics, I can honestly say that I've seen prettier vomit.

Holy crap, huh? In a strange way I really love them, though.
I also crocheted some thrummed slippers for my grandmother. I used my handspun Targhee two ply in worsted weight and roving remnants. I used a size F hook for a tight gauge. I wish I had shaped a heel instead of fudging my way without a pattern. This pair looks like a pair of kayaks, but my grandmother has long, skinny feet. I hope they fit okay.
You should try knitting or crocheting some thrummed slippers. It's like walking around with your feet in fluffy warm clouds.
I really want to crochet some thrummed mittens. I have been to four stores looking for the Winter 2008 Interweave Crochet, but I can't find it here. I guess I'll have to order online somewhere. Marly's pattern is genius.
Inside out and outside in.
These slippers are every bit as warm and comfy as they look. Now if I could just get my lazy self to the post office, life would be great.

4 comments:

robyn said...

I'm so glad that you've posted your thrummed projects. I'd never heard of it before. :)

The Interweave site says that the new issue won't hit the stands until December 30. I hadn't looked at what's in it until now. Knowing a thrummed mitten patter is there, makes me WANT IT NOW!

Yarn Thing said...

You have made me blush ;-) I am so very happy that you like the thrummed crochet mittens I made! Too funny that you made some slippers...my dad has been asking me for some of those ever since he tried on my mittens.

Good job using the smaller hook. I think the pattern works best with a worsted weight yarn and a small hook. BUT, IC had me us a DK weight yarn. Oh well, you did a fantastic job!

Did you happen to watch the YouTube video? If not that will really hope if you have any more questions about thrumming. But, I don't think you have any ;-)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VQ5Qxxsd4LQ

Thanks for the kudos!

xoxox
marly

Lovs2Knit said...

They don't look that bad, really! Course I also have absolutely no sense of fashion and that makes me happy. I'm a weirdo. ;)

I don't think the new Interweave Crochet is out yet. I'm pretty sure B&N carries that one when it does hit the stands.

I bet those slippers are super warm.

havecakewilltravel.com said...

I must have crazy eyesight, because it really looks good to me.