Deep V Hoodie

I asked for Vogue Knitting for Christmas and loved a pattern that showed up in the very first issue I received.  I like to make complicated things, but I tend to wear simple garments in mostly solid colors.  I like it when they are a little different from what you see everyday.  While not something I would love making, this hoodie was definitely something I would love wearing.  It knit up pretty quickly on No 8 needles.  I love the end product.  This is probably going to be my new favorite garment this fall.

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Difficulty:  Easy

Time Required:  Many Movies

Overall Experience:  Good

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Don’t Get Cold Feet

Before our wedding, I secretly knitted a pair of socks for my husband.  I gave them to him the morning of the wedding so he wouldn’t get “cold feet.”  I knitted the socks using the Deborah Norville Collection Serenity Garden Yarn in Twilight.  I loved how the color work turned out, and the yarn feels amazing.  I used a free pattern available on Ravelry titled “Basic Ribbed Socks.”  The pattern was easy to follow.  I didn’t make any adjustments to the pattern.  He married me, so I guess he didn’t get cold feet!

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Difficulty:  Easy

Time Required: About 20 movies

Overall Experience:  Good.  The only thing I didn’t like is how the socks came together at the toe.  The joining technique caused a slightly pointed toe.