I'm very pleased to report that my husband LOVES his socks. He put them on last night the second he got home (I might have been a factor in that). They were brand spanking new and just finished - so on his feet they went. However, they are apparently "house socks" that will not be going outside of the house due to his fear of wrecking them. (This means he loves them, right?) Also, they're black! GO GO HALLOWEEN!
|black socks they never get dirty|
|the longer you wear them the stronger they get|
I'm making huge strides in my Rust cabled shrug - LOVE this. I am so excited to get finished it. Currently I've finished the left arm and the back, and am just starting to go down the right arm! It's actually a really simple "build" - knit the arm, back, arm in one piece, sew up arms, pick up stitches around the rest and make a nice little ribbed "cuff" not really sure how to describe it aside from "cuff" but that's not really what it is... Anyhow, once you've finished the "cuff" bit, you're done. The majority of the "hard" stuff is the cables in the big long piece you make (arms / back), so I'm thinking I'm about half-way done? Also, rust is approximately orange, so Halloween, right?
|Starting the right arm!|
And then there's this cowl. You know, the one that wanted to grow up to be the cowl it always dreamed of being? God, do I love this thing. I am beyond excited about the progress I've made on it in the past couple weeks. It's currently blocking on my ironing board. It will require some grafting after that, but really, it's pretty much done. LOVE!
|The second it was sewn up, I wore it to work.|
See, Halloween and lots of love. This is a great post. :) I'm assuming the next one will focus on these god-forsaken slippers (so, it will be less full of love and more full of frustration / rage). I have this funny feeling that I'm not going to make 3 pairs of these. Maybe just one. We will have to see how these ones come out because if they're really THAT gorgeous and I can figure out how to sew them together properly, I MAY make more. However, they're a TON of work and I could make so many other more amazing things that don't take NEARLY this kind of effort. GAH!