sarah.boirin

February 28, 2013

Featured designer {susan claudino}

Filed under: Knitting — Tags: , , , , , , , — sarahboirin @ 11:29 am

I recently discovered some awesome patterns by Susan Claudino. She has a love of all things zombie and voodoo related !

I have knit up two pairs of her zombie viXen mitts ~

zombie viXen in Fresh From the Cauldron yarn

zombie viXen in Fresh From the Cauldron yarn

zombie viXen in Countess Ablaze yarn

zombie viXen in Countess Ablaze yarn

And also her amazing little voodoo doll ~

Voodoo Baby in Fresh From the Cauldron yarn

Voodoo Baby in Fresh From the Cauldron yarn

I will definitely make more of both patterns ♥

February 15, 2013

Sock KAL progress {finished}

Filed under: Knitting — Tags: , , , — sarahboirin @ 9:12 am

After finishing my first sock, I had to take a little break and finish up a pair of mittens for my sister-in-law, who is visiting us later this month.

But I was determined to finish the pair and not get into the *second sock syndrome* 😉

Here they are finished ~

Finished socks

Finished socks

They look great like this, but blocking certainly brings out the pattern and gives a finished look to your project. To block these socks I soaked them in warm water with a small amount of product (a freebie from Wollmeise) for around 20 minutes and then pressed them in a towel to remove excess water. I then used commercially made sock forms (mine are from KnitPicks) and allowed them to dry in a warm place overnight.

Here they are this morning ~

Blocked socks

Blocked socks

I love them so much ♥

January 25, 2013

Sock KAL Progress {day 1}

I found time for some knitting yesterday afternoon and cast on my first sock for the Next Step Sock KAL.

I used the Twisted German Cast On method, this is also known as the Old Norwegian method.  I like to use this cast on for socks and legwarmers because it’s very stretchy and the cast on will mirror the first row knitted.

Here is a photo of my WIP ~

Next Step Sock KAL Progess

Next Step Sock KAL Progess

My stitch markers are by Reni/Knit Girl in Idaho and you browse her awesome designs in her etsy shop

Hopefully I will have some more knitting time this afternoon and progress on to the heel turn 🙂

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