Friday, May 19, 2017

Good beer week baffies

While we were away Anna mentioned she would like some house socks. I made her some twinkletoes years ago, and she is definitely knitworthy.
I came back on the Monday of Good Beer Week. I decided that the lace edging of my Village Sweater Wrap  really would not be suitable for a week of drinking, beer and dubious lighting, so this was the perfect time to knit something simple:
 
I made Anna a pair of Kate Davies’ Baffies, from last year’s Seven Skeins Club. That club really is the gift that keeps on giving.
 
These were quick and simple, but not without drama. The first problem is they were coming out too large. A normal knitter would have gone down a needle size, but I’m drinking knitter, and I only had 3.5mm needles with me, so I ripped the foot and increased by 4 less stitches. Then, after I finished the first one, the iCord was way too tight. I couldn’t get it over my heel at all. So I ripped it, and re-iCorded, picking up more stitches.
And here they are:
 
Took a day longer than I expected, due to the drama, but still a quick, effective and easy gift. And such a dream to knit in all circumstances.
  You'll have to excuse the photos, we took them at the pub after I finished these, as the end of the night, if you you what I mean.


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