Perfect Fit Socks. I used the Anzula Cloud yarn they suggested but while the socks were easy and feel much softer than any socks I've knit before, I didn't particularly enjoy knitting them. The yarn split. A lot. It was difficult to keep a good tension with it, as you can see below, and I never have tensions problems. I don't think I'd be inclined to use that yarn again.
While I am not a person predisposed towards glitter, I used the exact yarn they did which has a metallic filament in it. Berocco Flicker, it's called. It had a braided ply so it knit beautifully (no splitting!).
|How it looks open - one of the not-so-good shots from before...|
Despite the glitter, it satisfies my sensibility: feminine, but not girly. And there is something so Gatsby about it...
Maureen McCracknell put up a tutorial for quick aprons and a link to the organization's info. The deadline is May 31st, if you'd like to add one to the bunch. Is it bad that I asked my mum to model an apron on Mother's Day?
|Figured out a trick to make small pieces of tape stick to the quilt top - pins. :-) Double-reinforced quilting barriers.|
Have a wonderful Thursday and long weekend (if it's a long weekend for you!)