Thursday, August 06, 2009

Sample Knitting

One of the Perks of working in a Yarn Shop is that you are handed yarn and get to knit things that you might never knit for yourself. I was handed a One Pound Bag of Pagewood Farm's Sock Bites and told to knit samples. Here's what the nearly 1200 yards of fingering weight yarn looks like out of the bag.
Pagewood Farm Sock Bites
What can you make with a bag of sock leftovers???
Of course, my first was a bit of Entrelac.
Entrelac Sample

Several sizes of Mitered Squares was my next thought.
Mitered Squares Sample
Sorry about the strings and unblocked look.

Many people have been making Barn Raising Squares with their sock left overs which means Sock Bites would be perfect for this project.
Barn Raising Sample
There are several varieties of sock yarn from PageWood Farm so some squares lay flatter than others.

My most recent idea was the Chevron Scarf from Last Minute Knitted Gifts.
Chevron Scarf Sample

I still have lots of yarn left.
Sock Bites left overs
I'd love some other sample project suggestions.

Mean while out in the garden...

The Dill has gone to seed. Doesn't it remind you of lace?
Dill Lace
(or is that just me with knitting on the brain??)

I'm drawing a blank on the name of this plant at the moment. Anyone??

Looking Southwest through the Jacaranda in the front.
Good thing this is a tight shot otherwise you'd see all the dead lawn! The water restrictions here are tough; we're only watering the large trees in the landscape.

One of the Cycads in the backyard. I love the color and texture in this photo.


Khalila said...

How about the Lizard Ridge afghan? I love the way the colors look on those and I'm sure you could make a little sample with those lovely little bits.

LaurieM said...

I love to make mittens out of sock leftovers!

I think stranded mittens are the best ever because they're warm, the super wash wool means they clean up easy, and the nylon makes them durable.

But there's a ton of ideas out there... baby things, hats, fingerless gloves

Sheena said...

I'm so jealous. I love all those little yarns. The mitered squares are my first love. I still want to learn to do the entralac thing. You inspire me!

kavak yelleri 124. bölüm izle said...

very nice images