Over the weekend, I was able to finish a pair of socks using some yarn I’ve had in the stash for almost as long as I’ve been knitting. These are generic toe-up socks using Wendy’s pattern and Bernat Sox in Jazz Hot color. In total, I used about 1.5 balls, but I knit each sock separately from it’s own ball of yarn… This means I have a full ball for the heck of it, plus two little balls of less than half each. It works out well, actually, since I have a daughter to knit for!! There ought to be just enough for some cute matching socks for her. 🙂
And a close-up of the picot hem:
And I also knit up this little guy last night and this morning–a super fast knit that uses a very little amount of yarn–great stash buster for all those little scraps left over from bigger projects!!
His name is Scamp, the dog from Jean Greenhowe’s book MacScarecrow Clan. I used size 2 needles and Plymouth Encore Worsted in Ecru ~.25 of a ball. He measures about 5″ long and 3.5″ tall.
Hoping to be back tomorrow with at least one more of the Jean Greenhowe toys to show. I ordered the new DPN set from Knit Picks and am anxiously awaiting those so I can get started on some new socks and a little elephant toy I found via Ravelry!