A Reprieve from Sock Knitting

Thanks for all of your comments and encouragements about my return to running! I’m pretty excited about it. I know that it will be hard to find the time (not to mention the daylight hours) to run without Beatrix but I’m committed to it. If I get desperate, I can leave her with Aaron and run on the treadmill at the rec center down the street from our house.

I have no finished socks for you. I haven’t picked up the socks since I last posted. Instead, I engaged in a few stash-busting projects. Using some Araucania Nature Wool, two wool soakers for Beatrix using the Picky Pants pattern. Note the fancy elastic waist (I learned a new skill)! And look how close I came to running out of yarn! Eek. That’s why the 2nd pair ended up as shorts and not pants. I just love the pants but they fit more like capris. I forget that Beatrix is a really long and skinny baby. I’ll add a few extra inches to the legs the next time I make a pair.
My second stash-buster was an Odessa hat for Aaron using Lamb’s Pride Worsted. I omitted the beads for a more masculine-looking hat. I made him a really basic hat from Henry’s Attic Alpaca a few years ago that he wears all the time. It’s a bit light for really cold days so I thought I’d make him a hat with something heavier.

Finally, I cast on for another hat using more Lamb’s Pride Worsted. I’m not too fond of the hat but I don’t have much left so I’m just going to tough it out.

Meuh. As you can see, it’s nothing to write home about. I thought I’d use a picot banded edge but it just looks lame in fuzzy gray yarn. I knit much of this hat in the car on the way to buy this:
That’s a Dyson DC17 vacuum. Why, you ask?

and

One word: Petunia. Well, that and a baby who will be crawling in a few months, of course!

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16 comments so far

  1. Zarah on

    I love that picture of Petunia laying on the floor. Do you like your new vac? I’ve been thinking about getting one of the Dysons, but I just want to know they’re worth the extra money.

  2. Zarah on

    I love that picture of Petunia laying on the floor. Do you like your new vac? I’ve been thinking about getting one of the Dysons, but I just want to know they’re worth the extra money.

  3. Kelli on

    Pretty, pretty knitting! Hopefully Santa can lug a dyson down the chimney for you.

  4. Kelli on

    Pretty, pretty knitting! Hopefully Santa can lug a dyson down the chimney for you.

  5. Laura B on

    I love that picky pants pattern, don’t you? I made at least three pairs last winter for my daughter. Now you’ve got me thinking I should make some more…

  6. Laura B on

    I love that picky pants pattern, don’t you? I made at least three pairs last winter for my daughter. Now you’ve got me thinking I should make some more…

  7. Sharon G. on

    Great projects! The longies are too cute – are you guys cloth diapering?

    I have a Dyson, too, and I LOVE it. Well, wait, lemme correct that – the hubby loves it. He bought it because I kept complaining that the reason I didn’t like to vaccum was that our old one was way too loud. Little did he know that I just don’t vaccum…like, at all. Silly man.

  8. Sharon G. on

    Great projects! The longies are too cute – are you guys cloth diapering?

    I have a Dyson, too, and I LOVE it. Well, wait, lemme correct that – the hubby loves it. He bought it because I kept complaining that the reason I didn’t like to vaccum was that our old one was way too loud. Little did he know that I just don’t vaccum…like, at all. Silly man.

  9. Marly on

    Congrats on getting back to the exercise routine. I am attempting to do the same but I am not totally gungho on it yet.

    Marly
    http://www.knitthing.blogspot.com

  10. Marly on

    Congrats on getting back to the exercise routine. I am attempting to do the same but I am not totally gungho on it yet.

    Marly
    http://www.knitthing.blogspot.com

  11. Stacey on

    :) We got the Dyson Animal for our 3 beasts – it is INCREDIBLE!!

    Such cute knitting – love the hat – a nice manly version of something that has looked very feminine!

  12. Stacey on

    :) We got the Dyson Animal for our 3 beasts – it is INCREDIBLE!!

    Such cute knitting – love the hat – a nice manly version of something that has looked very feminine!

  13. jenna on

    That picot edge hat is perfectly LOVELY!

    I remember a time in my life when I couldn’t imagine ever coveting a certain brand of vaccuum cleaner!! Ah, to be young and carefree. :) Sigh…and pet-hair free…

  14. jenna on

    That picot edge hat is perfectly LOVELY!

    I remember a time in my life when I couldn’t imagine ever coveting a certain brand of vaccuum cleaner!! Ah, to be young and carefree. :) Sigh…and pet-hair free…

  15. Kristin on

    Hi-
    those are great little pants. i am hoping for that dyson vacuum under the tree, for the same reason you bought it. does it work well with dog hair??

  16. Kristin on

    Hi-
    those are great little pants. i am hoping for that dyson vacuum under the tree, for the same reason you bought it. does it work well with dog hair??


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