A few FOs for Miles

Getting ready to send off the Christmas package for my granddaughter with a few knitted items for her new brother…
His Christmas stocking (a mix of several styles…basic pattern from my fifty plus year old one with some new twists to make it a little different from his sister’s):

Then the sweaters…the first a free pattern from Caron (they used country I used Simply Soft from stash…I liked doing this enough that I am making another one for his stepcousin(?) due in March; the slippers are just something I threw together out of leftover sock yarn (Dicentra Designs Solar Energy color I believe)…I hope they will still fit; they were supposed to get there before he was born but they got tucked under a cushion and not found until Thanksgiving cleaning…sigh):

And last…a pattern from the Berroco book for their new yarn Remix…I think the baby modeling it in the book is every bit as cute as the sweater itself (until of course Miles puts his on…). Made out of stash Mission Falls 1824 Cotton.

New Quilt in Ugly Duckling Stage

OK, I had to put together the new quilt pieces to see how big it was going to be…I am making it for my new-in-October grandson, but my husband’s got his eye on it for his recliner and I figured it could go to him if it were too big to be a “baby” quilt and I would have time to start something else for the baby…but this looks like it is going to block out to be about 39×46 or so…not a bad size…
The original pattern is Bright Star in Comfort Quilts…calls for a worsted…using Knit Picks’ Comfy Fingering on a size 4…love the fabric…it is going to need a light backing…I am thinking thin flannel…at any rate here is the picture of this work in progress…

Retired Officer Sock Monkey FO!

Retired Officer Sock Monkey

OK…here’s the story behind this one…one of my good friends and his uncle used to terrorize each other with sock monkeys. So…I couldn’t resist making Retired Officer Sock Monkey come to life and terrorize these two…I am making another one for him…so politically incorrect as to be unpublishable but it IS fun!

Rant

Yes, yes, I’ve been knitting…just having been posting. Sorry…

Now…on to the rant. I am knitting out of a fairly new book…one that grandmothers would probably fall over…even those grandmothers that haven’t knit for a while….maybe even a long while. There are some such really basic mistakes in it that it makes me wonder if anybody test knit these things…sort of like the right side and the wrong side messed up…weird in a book you paid real money for! And no contact info for the author…I followed a few links on ravelry and there was no way to leave a message…grrr…good thing I can punt:>) (or it that tink :>)?)…

What’s your pet peeve in knitting supplies?