Thursday, February 21, 2008

Can we say FO?

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.

One down

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.


yarmando said...

Nice heel. That's toe-up, flap-on-the-bottom, right?

FiberQat said...

Yes. It's my favorite recipe for socks now: patch toe, heel flap.

Tallguy said...

Steering wheel covers are necessary in the land of ice and snow when you get into a frozen car. I knit one several years ago, with odds and ends in various colurs. I didn't do any fancy stitching, but it served it's purpose. I kinda' do like your version! Nice -- I might have to make one for a friend of mine.

Judy said...

Love the steering wheel cover! I didn't have a chance to look at it closer on Wednesday. But I love the color. Mine is staying tight on the wheel. I don't think that yarn has much give in it.

Love the socks, too.

=Tamar said...

Gosh, I thought I was the only one who knitted a steering wheel cover. Mine is heavy cotton garter stitch on US size 8, stretched tightly and sewn on. It's looking grubby from age now but it still prevents my hands from either burning or freezing (seasonal). Just this week I made another one, for the other car.