Football Season = Lots of Knitting!!

This weekend was a busy football weekend for us!  We had a huge college game on Saturday (UM vs UF)  and the start of the NFL on Sunday.  So that equals a lot of knitting time for me!  I love football!  Being an ex-cheerleader, football has always been part of my life ever since I can remember!  Though, now-a-days I am watching from the couch with my knitting in hand!  🙂

This weekend I was able to finish the Spooky Socks!  I think they came out great!  The pattern I used was Vanilla Latte Socks by Virginia Rose-Jeanes.  I loved the pattern.  It was easy to remember & it didn’t overpower the stripes of the yarn. I used Knit Picks Felici yarn and cast on 64 stitches but I think next time I will cast on a little less, maybe 56.  I think they could be a tad tighter fitting.  But that is just me being super picky!  I did a K3P1 for the ribbing for about an inch.  I also made the leg of the sock a little longer than I normally do.  I think I usually make the leg of my socks 6 inches long but I did 8 inches on these.    The heel flap was done with the slip stitch rib and the toe shaping was done with the rounded wedge toe & I grafted the stitches with the Kitcheners stitch.  I am sure the recipient is going to love these socks!  I can’t wait to give them to her!  🙂

Spooky Socks

Spooky Socks

IMG_3646

IMG_3647

IMG_3656I also finished the 3rd dishcloth in my set of 3.  I’m thinking they may be better used as washcloths instead.  I may add a bar or 2 of organic vegan soap.  We found a really cool place when we visited St. Augustine that had a huge variety of  soaps and they ship, so I may order several from them.  I think this will be a nice little gift!

Hearts

Hearts

I also worked on my KAL Anniversary Sharf.  I think I’m almost at the halfway mark.  I’m going to have to block this & I’m not exactly sure how to do that.  I saw some blocking mats online & I think I may need to invest in these.   Here is my progress so far.  I am really enjoying this pattern!  I love the way it is coming out!

Anniversary Sharf

Anniversary Sharf

Oh and I also received my order of fall candles!  LOL  I love getting packages in the mail!  And I love fall candles!

Fall Candles

Fall Candles

6 responses »

  1. I love the Spooky colorway! As soon as it came out, I bought two skeins for my stash. The pattern you chose really showcases the colors. I just added it to my favorites. 🙂

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