Here’s something I’ve been working on: Moccs. The pattern is now available to buy on Ravelry here.
They come in 2 sizes, and they’re not felted, just knit, a quick one at that. Perfect for the upcoming holiday season; something to tuck in a bag for a weekend away, or to slip on your feet for an evening on the couch.
Here’s another pic. They’re made with the ultra-luscious Blue Sky Alpacas Extra, just one skein. You could probably make 3 pair from two skeins.
The idea came to me a year ago after I made these baby booties for my book Knitting Gifts For Baby
Memories of family road trips to New Mexico were the inspiration. Stopping at road side stand to buy a sweet little pair of hand made leather moccasins.
Why should babies have all the fun?
I’ve also just finished another project I love. This time not my pattern. It’s Running Stitch Skirt by Yumiko Sakurai of the blog harumidoridesigns
There’s a little of the Southwest/Sundance catalog about this design too, isn’t there?
photo courtesy of Interweave
I love love my skirt which I made in Rowan Purelife Revive (gorgeous recycled yarn, one third each silk, cotton and rayon), the slip stitch stripes in Habu Cotton Gima. It’s knit sideways in reverse stockinette. The only features I altered were the back seam and waistband. The pattern called for a drawstring but I prefer a hem with elastic inserted. And instead of sewing the back seam I finished it with a three-needle bind off, seam on the outside. Apologies for this strange angle, a skirt selfie is tough! you get the picture.
My friend Paula made one in Euroflax linen, and another in wool. A skirt is such a great project and they’re surprisingly flattering provided they have enough width to not be tight too across the rear. That’s the secret. This is a wonderful design.