Bamboo Yarn – Great Sock Pattern

My first pair of socks – that are actually both the same size – knit this summer on the Riggin in between stirring stew and rolling pie dough.  The bamboo yarn is yummy on my toesies and was really easy to work with.  My only question is should I have used thread to reinforce the heal.  I guess time will tell as I pad around the house in them this winter.  Dang those needles were small.

socks knit with bamboo yarn
Hello yummy socks that I knit all by myself

I know Maggie and Bill (our knitting cruise instructors) would be proud.

Knitting – Fingerless Mittens

While the idea of making all of my Christmas gifts by hand sounds alternately like a bucolic scene in Little House on the Prairie and an over achiever on steroids, I still love the idea of it.  These hand warmers were easy to make and were perfect for the mountain of leftover yarn that is exploding out of the "guest bedroom."  It could easily be called the craft room. 

The pattern for these mittens is in Weekend Knitting by Melanie Falick, one of my top three knitting books. 

Maybe we can make these on our Knitting Cruise this fall

© 2008 Anne Mahle