Socks, Tanks, and a Miniature Fair Isle

Well, thanks to everyone for the kind words about the Sigma Tank. I hope everyone who knits one (and everyone who wears one) enjoys it thoroughly.

But frankly, I’m more proud at the moment that I finally finished my Aslan socks! The poor things languished in my project basket for ages while I got other stuff taken care of.

I know it’s been a while, so here’s a quick reminder. They’re toe-up socks using the short-row toe technique in Wendy Johnson’s article in the Winter 2002 issue of Knitty (Seen here). The yarn is Lorna’s Laces Shepherd Sport in Aslan, and they’re knit to fit… me!

They’re the first socks I’ve ever finished for myself, and I’m delighted with them. Now, if it would just cool off a little, I might actually wear them! Seriously, they’ll hang around as shop models for a bit, then I’ll try them on and just enjoy. I can’t wait.

ThreadyBear

And then, there’s the ThreadyBear.

I’m in the process of developing a Fair Isle pattern sized for a teddy bear. The point is to offer beginners a smaller project to learn the techniques used in making Fair Isle sweaters. Knit in jumper weight wool, the project should be relatively simple and quick. I’ve got the basic idea for the patterning done, so now I’m looking at dimensions. Unfortunately, I don’t own very many teddy bears. What size do they come in? And where exactly do you get that kind of information?

So that’s where I am at the moment. Where, though, do I go from here?

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