Wednesday, March 30

You ought to be in pictures!!!

First of all, please excuse the poor formatting for this post... I'm a bit out of practice with my HTML tags and such!! In any case, I'm happy to showcase a couple of recent design photos. Below is the official photo for the sock pattern Walk in the Garden. It's worked in sportweight wool on 2.75mm needles. It was originally designed for Ram Wools' footworks 1.0 design contest.

Below is the baby afghan I've named Manny. I created a new stitch for this design that gives it a thermal quality.

Below is a photo of one of the knitted MAM strips for the pattern Melissa. It's knit with a soft worsted weight yarn on 5.0mm needles. I'm really liking how it's turning out.

Sunday, March 20

These boots were made for walkin'...

And that's just what they did!!! I'm so happy to say that I'm now unemployed, by choice!!! It's been nearly a month now, and I've rediscovered what sleeping AT NIGHT is like!!

My sock designs for Ram Wools' footworks 1.0 contest are coming fast and furious now. As of this writing: 2 patterns have been submitted -- "Walk in the Garden" and "Eggplant Parmasana"; 2 patterns are written except for the second size -- "Eat Your Veggies" and "By the Sea"; and 1 pattern is in progress, but nearly finished -- "Tiptoe through the Tulips".

Melissa's and Elijah's blankets are progressing well, and have been coming in very handy for when either my hands or my brain (or both!) need a break from the socks.

I have posted some pictures on my flikr photostream, and linked the appropriate ones to my Rav projects. You'll find "Walk in the Garden", 3 other sock FOs, as well as samples from the 2 afghans.

Please let me know what you think!

Nicole =o)

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