Update: Ok friends... I am in a blog contest and I need your help. I need you to go to this site http://www.favecraftsblog.com/christmas-craft-blog-hop-vote/ ... scroll down to you see my sock and click on the little heart.... thanks so much and Hugs
~Know how many you need to cast on! (swatch... I know when we hear that word we cringe but I think if I had swatched in the beginning I would have figured I need to CO 64 instead of the 72 and I would have learned that the US 2 was what I needed opposed to a US 0.
~Know your yarn. (some yarns stretch more than others.)
`w1~Read your pattern all the way through! yea my toes are not right but I fudged them so they would work... which brings me to the next point..
~Keep notes on any changes you make so you can repeat them (set yourself limits if you are a multi-project kind of person. That way you can work and complete all in a timely manner.)
~Know where to search for answers and do not be afraid to ask (use the web, designer, Blogs/Facebook)
For these socks I used a yarn called Marathon Socks--North Pole from Wisdom Yarns. The color I am using is called Balsam Fir. This yarn is discontinues but can still be found on the Internet. Amazon carries the City Colorways which can be found here. My thoughts on the yarn is that is stripes well and is very pretty. However it tends to split and loses its twist easily.
Since I have rather large feet I was worried I may run out of yarn so I decided to use an alternate color for my heel. I found a skein of Red Heart Heart and Sole in Ivory at Hobby Lobby and used it.
I still have to finish the right foot but here is what I have so far...
I also have been working on a few gifts. One being a TMNT guy for the hubby that I started last night. I am using the pattern from Matthew Gravelyn it is called TMNT Plush. I have only done a few rounds so will not post pictures yet but you can see how it is coming along here until the next post. http://www.ravelry.com/projects/yarning4asmile/tmnt-plush
here. The sample is called Rainbow and I spun it using my MockingJAy Spindle from Spinatude and her shop can be found here. It was fun and I love how the colors turned out. I got a bout 34 yards from it and plan on turning into a little bunny... the pattern I choose can be seen here. I love Rebecca Danger she has so many cute ones!!!
Well that pretty much wraps up all my holiday needle craft projects for the month. We are doing a project here and there with the boys like painting, decorating foam things and this week we will be making shrinky dink ornaments!! super excited! I hope you have a lovely Holiday if I do not post again and a Merry Christmas. Thanks for stopping by and HAPPY YARNING!