Monday, February 20, 2012

Month O'Socks: Wind Up

The Month O'Socks ended a few days ago and I managed only the foot section of another sock. I ran into sizing trouble with the pattern I started on before this one and lost a considerable amount of knitting time. This pattern is going smoothly,  Alhamdolillah. But I am a bit bored with knitting at the moment and am slowing down for a while, waiting to be inspired again. Maybe I'll try some embroidery for the time being or some beaded!                    

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Month O'Socks: Froot Loop

 Today, I completed another pair of socks for this years Month O'Socks (MOS). These socks are for my husband. The pattern is Froot Loop and the yarn is Knit Picks Felici (Firefighter). The pattern was quite simple and straightforward and the bright color sequence in the yarn kept things interesting. I am happy that the stripes match up in the two socks. No modifications here.
 Next I am going to cast another pair of socks. I had wanted to finish that too in the Month O'Socks but it is not possible now with only three days remaining till February 15, when MOS ends. Let us see how much I can manage.

Monday, February 6, 2012

Family Hands Portrait

I saw this on Pinterest a while back. It seemed so simple and just right for our family, as we have hands of all sizes right now, mashaAllah! So, here is ours.
 I stacked the hands in a more regular fashion. Boys of the family get to have blue hand outlines and girls get pink. It had been a long while since I last did embroidery and I enjoyed it very much. It was so very relaxing and fun way to unwind. I already have some ideas for another embroidery project in the near future.