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.
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!
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.