Tuesday, February 5, 2008

No secret anymore

Now that my two secret projects have reached their recipients, I can show them here on the blog.

The first one was this headband for my mom.

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It's my own pattern, and the fair isle is an adaptation of two old Nordic cross-stitch charts. I've written up the pattern and posted it on my pattern page.

 

The second secret project was these socks for my dad.

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The finished pair doesn't look exactly like this, because I ran out of yarn and knitted the toes in blue. But this was the original idea. I forgot to take a picture of them before I sent them off. The cable is just a basic one, and I knitted the rest of the leg in k2p2 ribbing to make it really elastic. I just might knit a pair of these for myself.

6 comments:

Maud said...

Stiliga båda två!

Angelika said...

Very nice. Cross stitch patterns can be such a good source for fair isle. I can tell those aren't your socks, they are way to big :)

Macoco said...

Those socks are just incredible! And the headband is very pretty.

Lolly said...

beautiful cabled socks!!

Jeanne said...

Very nice - love the socks!

zebraknits said...

Love those cables on the sock. What is the pattern used or is it on of your own?