I disremember what yarn this is. Some common sock yarn from Joann's, probably.
I really enjoyed reading the comments some of you left in my last post, about memories of your mothers' knitting habits. I don't have children to knit for so I occasionally knit for the children of friends, but I find that they outgrow stuff so fast!
To answer some of the comments from last week:
Autumngeisha: My mother used long metal needles too, hollow ones, about 14" long. I have them, but don't use them ... I really don't like knitting with metal unless it's 3mm or less!
Babajeza: Knitting really thick socks is surprisingly easy. I made a pair for a friend with Lion Brand Jiffy Thick-n-Quick, and they were finished in no time! My friend loves them, and won't let anyone else in her family wear them.
Minding My Own Stitches: My mom made mittens a few times, but I think I lost them pretty often, so she stopped!
In this vein, I have something that was my mother's that absolutely puzzles me. My dad sent it to me in a box of her knitting stuff a few years after she died. Here it is:
It's about the size of a lap rug, and made from acrylic (probably Red Heart, acrylic was all she used). I am absolutely baffled what pattern this is!
Clearly there are knit stitches and purls. But is it woven? Did she carry the white yarn over the red? It's very intricate! It was unfinished, so I bound it off and I hung it on the wall behind my bed, like a tapestry. I have two huge pattern books of knitting and crochet patterns, but I've never seen anything like this.
So, everyone have a great Socktober weekend!
Sigh .... they grow so fast, don't they?
Don't forget to stop by TamisAmis on Friday, for FO Friday!