Friday, July 23, 2010

Odds and Ends

I swear this recent sock-knitting binge is going to end soon, I mean it has to, doesn't it?  I was looking through my stash and figured I could eek out a pair of anklets from the leftovers of my Endpaper Mitts project.  The pattern is the Pom Pom Peds knit up in Valley Yarn's Huntington. I was so concerned that I was going to run out of the grey that I started the toe on the first sock a bit early and the sock is a teensy bit short. And did I run out of yarn, noooo, of course there's still some leftover.


I then had to decide on what to cast on next.  I was on ravelry playing around with all the new pattern categories and found this super simple crochet necklace.  I dug down into the big old Rubbermaid tub of stash and found this bag of gold and silver metallic yarns that my grandma had given me. To put in perspective how long this stuff has been kicking around her place I am pretty certain some of the thicker gold yarn was used to make my Barbie a very fabulous skirt/sweater set with matching set of luggage. In the bag there was some thin silver almost thread weight yarn and with some beads from the bead stash, voila! a super simple necklace made up of three strands. I like it so much I can actually see myself wearing it out of the house (I have a bad tendency to make jewelry and then never wear it - stupid, stupid, stupid).  Anyway, I am pretty glad to have actually use some of grandma's yarn - she will be thrilled to know I got some use out of it.

Simple Crochet Necklace

Necklace Close-up


Sara Kirby said...

Oh my gosh, I love that necklace! It looks like an actual chain. I am definitely going to have to try that out. Wonder where I could get metallic colored yarns???

The socks are super cute too, you should definitely wear those outside the house :)

LeAnn said...

Love that necklace. I seem to be drawn to blues, turquoises and greens these days. Colors of the sea -- where I'd like to be, I suppose.

Ariel said...

Yes. The sock knitting binge will totally end. Hahahahahaha!