Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Autumn Socks

I finished up my Socktoberfest socks. Even if it was a bit later than I planned. I really like how they turned out. Llama enjoys getting his new socks too so I am very glad that he is knitworthy. The yarn is Patons Stripes in a red and black mix. It was nice to work with, not splitty or twisty. I used a ringwood pattern which I love how it looks, but there were times when I got tired of knitting the pattern.Here is the full sock.

And a detail of the ringwood pattern.

Just in time too as we have had a drop in temperature and handmade wool socks are always welcome.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Dude Craft

Have you heard about Paul Overton? He is a blogger, crafter and artist that blogs at Dude Craft, he pulls together some wonderful art and artists as well as some really great tutorials and crafting info that applies to both genders.
He has also started the Every Day is Awesome blog which gives more in depth articles about art, crafting and creating.

He is an intersting renaissance man that I have found very valuable as a creative instigator and he gives lots of inspiration to add to my creative ideas file.