I hope your Friday is more exciting than mine! I spent the week with a wicked sore throat that has progressed to voicelessness and fever/chills. It is bad enough that I took a sick day yesterday and am even more grateful than usual for the upcoming weekend. Being couch-bound is one way to get some knitting done, at least.
|The Sanguine Gryphon Bugga, colorway Fierce Snake|
These are my modified Fracas Cuffs by Hunter Hammersen from her very cool Rabble Rousers collection of accessories. The original pattern involved some too-painful-for-me k4tog’s and ssssk’s, which I changed to k3tog and sssk, with an added purl stitch thrown in between repeats. It worked out nicely, you can find details on my Ravelry page.
|Both elegant and sassy!|
This pair is for my mom and was the last holiday gift I needed to finish up! Just in time for her birthday next week… for which I am knitting something else as a surprise, so you’ll have to wait to see it (if I can finish it in time!).
Oh, before I forget, I just realized that my Fiasco sock pattern would work well for this month’s Sock Knitters Anonymous challenge! If you’ve never heard of SKA, it’s an extremely active sock-knitting group on Ravelry that chooses a different challenge each month. It’s a wonderful group of knitters who really push sock-knitting boundaries and being a part of it will make your sock queue grow by leaps and bounds. March’s challenge involves either patterns with unique construction or patterns designed specifically for men.
|BMFA Socks that Rock heavyweight, colorway Drop Dead Sexy|
I designed the Fiasco socks for my own dear Fiasco (a.k.a. fiance) and he’s been wearing them to bits. If you don’t have a knit-worthy man in your life, the pattern comes in three different sizes and includes gauge information for fingering, sport, or DK-weight yarn, so you could knit a pair for anyone, really. I would love to see some Fiasco’s in the SKA KAL!