Saturday, October 14, 2006

Project Update

This whole working thing is really cutting into my craft time. But I have finished a few things recently:

I made a pillow to go with my newly redecorated red-white-black living room (remember the disappearing furniture incident?) The pillow towards the back I got for only $6 at Joann's - I love those 40% off coupons!


Here's a rather blurry picture of my most recently completed pair of socks. It's just a standard sock pattern with Lion Brand sock yarn. I know a lot of knitters are down on the Lion Brand (mostly due to the hororrendous Fun Fur debacle), but I have to say that this sock yarn ain't bad. It's cheap, and just as comfortable as any other wool/nylon superwash. I was warned not to machine wash them though - thanks to Mango for the tip!

5 comments:

V said...

Really? I had machine-washed mine a number of times. Then again, they did mysteriously disappear... hope that doesn't happen!

Dove Knits said...

I like those socks. I only have an issue with the LB yarn that is way overpriced -- and alot of it is, and dernit, I'm NOT paying $7 a skein for acrylic. But I do like some of their yarns -- WoolEase is a staple, for example. Haven't tried the sock stuff.

The pillows are fabulous.

Anonymous said...

I have washed mine in machine a couple of times and they are fine. My sister has two pairs and she has been washing them in machine also.

reluctantMANGO said...

It's actually just the dryer I had a problem with... it made them a bit squeaky, if that makes sense. The washer is fine if I line dry them :)

Amiable Cat said...

Thanks for checking out my blog! I've been reading yours as well. Love the pillows and the socks. I'm making a guest appearance next week at the knitting group. Hope to see you there!

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