Pat's Knitting and Quilting
April 12, 2013
Starting with another beautiful braid from FatCatKnits - this one is BFL in a soft subtle colorway called "London Fog" - perfect for MAN socks!
Spun into 335 yards regular 3 ply to mix up the colors for more muted striping
and knit into a simple pair of socks for Dave - he loves handknit socks for hockey coaching - I can't knit enough of them!
Pattern: Winterscape Socks by Kay Redding - the perfect pattern for handspun yarn!
a completely different coloring in the shade - sunshine brings out the golden hues.
I'm also playing along with the I Make Mittens Raverly group - an April Mystery Mitten KAL. I decided to limit myself to stash yarn - it is all KP Palette - kind of wish I had gone with lighter spring colors - oh well.
and last but not least, my chicken coop project continues - since this picture, I have completed the roof, framed the inside wall, and put hardware cloth on the ceiling. Next job is not easy - I will be digging a 12-18" trench around the whole thing to bury the hardware cloth and hopefully prevent digging predators since we have raccoons, fisher cats, skunks etc. It is an integrated coop/run - I'm wishing I had made it bigger!!
It is raining today, so I will build the screen door inside - I'm getting better and better at this whole carpentry thing - already planning more projects :)