Monday, March 15, 2010

Slouch Boot Socks

Slouch socks!  Who doesn't remember them fondly?





Pattern:  My inspiration was from Spider Woman Knits' boot socks on Ravelry.  
Yarn:  Regia 4-fadig sock yarn, colorway 2070
Needles:  #1 (2.25mm) and #3 (3.25mm)
Comments:  These probably won't be the last slouch socks I make.  I just love their, well, slouchiness.

Here's the Recipe:
Used #3 (3.25mm) dpns for the leg (leg measures 9”) and switched to #1 (2.25mm) for the foot, over 64 stitches.
Knit a 1x1 rib for 1”
Broken Rib Stitch:
round 1: k all stitches
round 2: k3,p1 around

Tuesday, March 09, 2010

Piano Duet

Here's the loveliest piano duet I have ever seen/heard.


And here's their story:



And they did an encore at the Mayo Clinic:

What an inspiration for those of us who are aging (and that means all of us)!

Monday, March 08, 2010

Endless Noro Scarf


Yarn:  Noro Kureyon, colorway #148 (4 skeins)
Pattern:  My own--see instructions below.
Needles:  #9 Addi Lace circular
Comments:  Easy as pie and great for knitting without engaging brain.  Which I do a lot.
Of course, this is one of the easiest scarves in the knitting world.  But just in case you want to make one like it with a nice smooth edge, here's the "recipe."

Kay's Seed Stitch Scarf
Using size 9 needles and about 400 yards of Noro Kureyon or worsted/Aran weight yarn, cast on 31 stitches.

Slip 1 as if to purl, *P1, K1*, repeat between * to the end of the row.

Do the above on each row until you are good and sick of it or the scarf is the length you want. Then bind off.  That's it. 

Still knitting...

Sunday, March 07, 2010

Knitting Soldiers

Here's a great article from the Star Tribune about soldiers who knit.

Hats (and socks) off to a skillful soldier