Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Get Well Card

This made me smile as I put it together...I sure hope the recipient will appreciate the joke!

The sentiment on the outside sets the tone...

...for the punchline inside, accompanied by a priceless image!

My card is part of the Art Impressions Gatefold Card Challenge

I sprayed the white envelope with alcohol inks to get away from the stark white and then stamped 3 sticky plasters along the flap. I coloured these lightly with coloured pencils.

The front of the card is held 'closed' by a bunch of sticky plasters stuck randomly along the opening edge of the card.

I used a little patterned paper to break all the white up a bit and by stamping the image towards the bottom of the card I left plenty of space for a hand written note.

I used all Art Impressions Stamps. The plaster is from the Proud Nurse Set (4899)  and the sentiments and image are from Get Well (SC0681)

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Knitting - Socks

Finally - the socks are done. In the end I knitted more than 2 socks what with taking out, changing the plans etc and decided to stay with the 2.25mm needles.

I ended up going with The Moccasin Toe by Donna Druchunas on Craftsy.
Craftsy had a time of free access to their classes, which I took advantage of, in early March. I don't know what the alternate name for this style of toe would be. So far I have not been able to find another example of it. I definitely like knitting it, and assume that it will wear just fine.

And here is the toe, side and top view, on the finished socks.

The heel I did in German short rows. I like the way Arne (Arne & Carlos) explained how he knits them. Personally I like his no fuss, no nonsense approach to knitting. Here is the video

For the leg bit I decided on a k4, p2 rib. I like the look better than the k1,p1. I made the ribbed area quite long and with the right side showing. On the picture I folded the cuff over but in real life I never do that, so knitted the rib accordingly.

All done and ready to be worn. With spring taking it's good time to show up, I will be getting use out of these before long!

I think one should be careful with knitting socks. It is the sort of thing that could become a bit of a habit. Fortunately, like a good pair of mittens, they will make great gifts!

I'm looking forward to knitting my next pair!