Zuzu's Petals and Such

Hello everyone! It's been longer than I had anticipated, but better late than never to blog about recent knits.
As I mentioned in the previous entry, I have been expanding my knitting skills and repertoire since I've moved to Minnesota and met the wonderful Jenni at the Twisted Loop. So I shall briefly recap those finished projects.

1) A simple ribbed scarf. I just wanted to work on something pretty mindless and to get rid of some acrylic yarn I had in stock. I was going to give it away, but then the temperature dropped here in Minnesota - much lower than in Texas I might add - and decided to keep it.

2) The other sock. You may recall how I had made a sock without a heel and didn't like it that much. I had shown it to the would-be recipient over the summer, and he said he loved it. So I decided, 'heck, why not make the second one?' When Jenni saw it, she explained that it was a bed-sock, and that's why the pattern didn't come with a heel. Now it makes sense to me, but I still think they look funny.

3) A halter top. I had a super-easy pattern for a halter top in my stash and thought that it would be a great thing to make for my sister. A) I should have used the Medium-sized pattern instead of the small, and B) I learned a new lesson: just because you have a pattern for something does not mean it should be knitted.
Along with that, I also learned how to do the i-cord. Thanks Jenni! The pattern actually has two pairs of straps made in garter stitch. I took this photo before i made the torso straps using i-cord. This halter was done by knitting with two strands of yarn on size 9 needles with worsted weight DungarEASE 60% cotton/40% acrylic yarn, colors 120 and 419 (peach and white).

4) Zuzu's Petals cowl. My finest achievement! This was a Christmas gift for my other sister - and no, that is not her modeling it in the photo. I used size 6, 16 in. circular needles and Double Dutch Sock Yarn, 60% Merino, 30% Bamboo, 10% Nylon. It has been my favorite yarn to work with thus far. I loved the color. The pattern is done by Carina Spencer

I'll just end this entry with that even though there are more finished projects to write about, plus a prayer shawl retreat. Those blogs will have to wait though, mostly because I do not yet have the photos of said projects on my computer and because I don't wan't to ramble on too long.

So enjoy the pics, and I'll write soon.


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JRob's picture


Nice to have you back. Nice to see some projects. Zulu turned out really nice and I love the color. Hope to see more posts.


AKQGuy's picture

All very fine work! Hope the knitting keeps you toasty through the Minnesota winter.

Joe-in Wyoming's picture

Quite nice. Those bedsocks are really nice...it is great that your friend likes them.

Books, knitting, cats, fountain pens...Life is Good.

CLABBERS's picture

Terrific workmanship! The cowl is really beautiful and you model it so well. :) Great colors. Always good to see pictures of your work.


HuskerChub's picture

What? You didn't model the halter too? Party pooper LOL.

raydio's picture

Those "bed socks" have been made since (at least) the mid-19th century. They have been promoted in the mid-20th century for people that have limited physical mobility: they can be donned without care for having the heel fitted to the wearer's heel. They will also fit a variety of foot sizes as they tighten up with a twist of the sock, which either tighten or loosens the fit.