I told myself I wouldn't get all housecrafty weird with my knitting. No knitted toilet roll dolls or kleenex box covers. No knitted afghans in Red Heart. The things I would make would either be classy or arty.
That was before Judy showed off her steering wheel cover.
Judy's one of the most down to earth people I know. She is as far from that kitschy 60's craft crap as you can imagine. I never thought she'd do a steering wheel cover. But she did. And it's pretty classy in my opinion. So I asked her where she got the pattern. "Debbie Stoller's Son of Stitch n Bitch," she says. So off I go.
It turned out the pattern was very simple, a sort of mindless knit. The yarn, Berroco Suede, was nice to work with and has a very pleasant feel to the hand. My biggest concern was how much would it stretch and would it stretch over time. We'll have to see. As you can see I have it now on the wheel and is marvelous under the hands for driving. It will make driving with knitted gloves a lot safer because now I have a surface to grip.
Witt's socks are coming along nicely. I finished sock number one Sunday morning and started number two after finishing the steering wheel cover. Witt wanted the colors to start in different places, so not only am I starting with a different color but I'm also going a different direction.
These will definitely be fraternal socks. My camera didn't know what to do with the colors so I took photos indoors and out on a slightly overcast day. The indoor one is a bit more blue than actual color. The outdoor is a bit more washed out. Whatever they come out as though, he will be a blue heeler.