I finished one sock!! Although it looks HUGE on the needles, it was only slightly loose on me. Yay! That means I don't have to frantically search for someone with "fat" calves to give it to. *smile* I have problems keeping the yarn tight between the dpn needles. Somehow, no matter how tight I pull on the yarn, there's still a gap between stitches. I really hope the stitches will even out after blocking. *keeping my fingers crossed* (p.s. my calves look huge because it's closer to the viewfinder :P)
I've always had a "thing" for knitted home decor items - a warm cozy blanket, fluffy soft cushions, colorfully unique placemates - they are all so pretty! But since all my friends are either renting or still living with their parents, there has not been an opportunity to make such things as gifts... until NOW. A friend recently got his own flat. He's one of the first people I know who has his own place so I'm really excited for him. Even if it looks like an Ikea showroom. Er... there's nothing wrong with that! In fact, it's a beautiful flat, but it just seems that something is missing. Perhaps an aran pillow (or two) can add some zing?! I also adore the matching afghan... but I don't think guys dig granny blankets. Oh well!