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Archive for February, 2011

Fongs!

How can you not love something called a fong, really? I’m pretty sure that’s impossible. Plus, I got a special request from my mom for these babies and I whipped them up for Christmas.

Aside from the yarn, which is gorgeous, and the patter, which is super easy, they almost feel… risque. Seriously, I didn’t know my feet could feel sexy. They are supposed to protect your feet from the evilness of new flip-flops, but they have a peep-show quality to them that cannot be overlooked.

I used Patons Krox Socks Fix in Clover Colors. Now, had I been paying attention, I might not have used a mostly wool yarn for something that is mostly a summer accessory. I like to think of these as that perfect piece to take your flip-flops from summer into autumn and break them out early for spring. If you’d like to try your hand at these, there are lots of pattern options out there. The one I used can be found here.

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New Years Hat

Like most Christmases, I’m still trying to finish knitting them well into the next year. However, I did get something done that’s a Christmas/birthday present for my step-dad.

I’ve wanted to break out this yarn since I bought it. Originally, it was meant to be a shawl with turquoise beaded accents. It reminded me of a spotted Apaloosa horse. So selflessly, I volunteered it for a present. I like the way it worked up and think it sort of looks like camo; a perfect yarn for a man.

This was so much fun to knit. It was simple, mindless, but satisfying. Plus, it’s the perfect hat for me. I wear my hair in a bun most days, which makes hat wearing difficult. This hat, however, fits over my bun and covers my ears and forehead perfectly. Plus, it still looks great with my hair down. When I get done with my Christmas list, I’m going to make one for myself. You can find the pattern on Ravelry, listed as Vertical Striped Hat by Bernat, or search for it at http://www.bernat.com.

Also, I’d like to introduce you to my new space heater. Her name is Pam and doesn’t she just look spiffy with headwear?

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