13 January 2013

Stash Blaster: Project 2

Welcome to Week 2 of the Stash Blaster Challenge!

Well, I had intended to finish the kitchen mat I showed you last week, but I wasn't up for sewing until today and that was to sew a couple bee blocks for Jacey.

Instead I knit up a couple pair of socks.  One for me and one for Jelly Bean.

The first pair is I Heart Toe Up socks from Socks From the Toe Up by Wendy Johnson.  Knit with Brown Sheep Wildfoote in Sonatina.  I originally intended to do 1-2 heart repeats per day and finish sometime near Valentine's Day, but it was such a quick and easy pattern to memorize that I just kept going and got in finished in just a few days!

Valentine's Socks

Note:  If you follow me on Instagram I'm sorry for the repeat photos. I forgot to get better pictures in the daylight this weekend.

I'm really starting to get the hang of toe-up socks and love Judy's Magic Cast On and a short row heel so I decided to bust out my hoarded Hedgehog Fibres Copper Penny sock yarn and make a coordinating pair for the little one.  I knit most of the sock in a plain stockinette, but added one heart near the cuff. 

And there's still plenty of yarn left for another pair of adult socks!

So tiny!!  Shown on my Kindle for size comparison.

These took me just a few short hours to finish.  I'm sure there will be many more pairs of handknit baby socks in my future!

Side and top view

In other baby news, the crib arrived this week while I was on my way to my 28 week appointment.  The box was huge so it may have stayed on the porch for a couple days until the threat of a major snow storm forced us to bring it in.  ;)

Luckily it was a piece of cake to put together!  It's HUGE so we have to rework our plan for where it's going to go, but it definitely is making things seem even more real now.

It's time for you to link up your finished projects from the past week.  How did you do?  Did you finish your intended project?  Or did you get distracted by other pretties like me?


ScissorsandThread said...

Lovely socks and that crib is gorgeous!

Tsoniki said...

The moving truck gets here today! I can't wait to join in. LOL I love the crib, it is beautiful.