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November 19, 2008
Golden Harvest Weave

My hearty whole grain harvest socks - I love them (I know I say that for all my socks, but I REALLY do!) The 8 row weave stitch panel in Mad Color Weave is easily memorized after 1-2 times through, so it becomes a simple satisfying project that knits up quickly with sport weight yarn. I've recently knit 2 pairs of socks in Lorna's Laces Shepherd Sport - the gentle color shading and heavenly softness/squishiness makes it perfect.

Mad Color Weave

Pattern: Mad Color Weave by Tina Lorin
Yarn: 74 gms (Just over 1 skein) Lorna's Laces Shepherd Sport in Harvest colorway from the wonderful Linda at Birds-n-Yarn.
Needles: 2 socks together on 2.75 mm circular
Size: 58 stitches around
Modifications:I changed the side left and right twist stitches to baby cable ribbing (pg. 40 A Treasury of Knitting Patterns by Barbara Walker) - I just like it better. You can see the pretty little cables that split at the heel in this pictures...

Mad Color Weave

and a little closer....

Mad Color Weave

I'm showing you socks, but my head is chock full of mittens ! I had many different mittens planned, but I dropped them all when I saw Kathy's beautiful Moose Loves Roses mittens. (Scroll down a little way, but check out her new Selbuvotter gloves on the way down!) Just in the nick of time, I joined the Jorid Linvik Designs KAL and raided my leftover sock yarn to start moose mittens - not enough for a picture yet....soon though :-)

On the quilting front, I am finally machine quilting the Mother Goose Quilt - It has fun prairie point borders and a soft beautiful flannel backing. The machine quilting plan is developing as I go...

MOther Goose Quilt

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