Showing posts from February, 2017

A Finish and a Mystery

These are my first finished socks for the year.  It's my vanilla pattern, which is based on the Yarn Harlot's vanilla sock pattern.

A few days after posting....the socks are the third pic down!

Of course, since I finished one pair of socks, I had to immediately cast on another pair.  The cake of mystery yarn has been recaked.  You wouldn't think they were the same weight would you?   This pair is going to be knit cuff down, with an afterthought heel with matching toes in Valley Yarns Huntington (mustard color).  This will be the first time I've knit an afterthought heel or different colored toes.

Fast forward a few days..... Knit until the color changes, then swap to the other set of needles....repeat.

I was very glad to get this pair of socks finished.  I found the Kroy yarn very splitty and knitting black on fingering weight yarn is not something I aspire to doing ever again! LOL  I'm sure I will like them soon enough.

Startitus continues.  Last night I did the c…

More Portable Than My Sewing Machine

The Evil Second Sock is almost finished.  Been battling SSS and making silly mistakes on it doesn't help!  It will be done soon, then on to the next pair, which are going to be a pair with after thought heels.

This cowl is fun to knit.  The box stitch pattern and stripes continue to play well together.  The first ball of yarn is almost done and it will probably finish up somewhere between 8 and 9 inches wide. 

This Louise Harding Grace Hand Dyed has burst out of deep stash and is beginning a new life as a pair of fingerless mittens.  The pattern is The World's Simplest Mittens by Tin Can Knits.
I've got my fingers crossed that everything will settle down enough by the end of the week for me to get back to quilting.  Knitting is getting all the attention because it is more portable than a sewing machine!

Deep Stash

This cowl is my lazy Sunday knitting.  It's King Cole Riot DK in the colorway Bling.  The stripes are four stitches wide, which is absolutely perfect, as Box stitch is a four row repeat.

This morning I made a set of progress markers for my knitting projects.  They were fast and fun to make.  There will probably be more on the way soon.

WIPocalypse Check-in

I'm taking part in the 2017 WIPocalypse, which is being run by the lovely Melissa.  Thank you, Melissa for taking the time out from tip toeing around barefoot mines to run the SAL.
I'm trying to get ahead with my cross stitch Christmas ornament this year.  I changed the white in the Joy ornament to green, as I don't have any white threads in my stash.  
Melissa is posing a question of the month and this one is "What Stitch-a-Longs (SALS) are you participating in this year? 
Up to now, just two, this one and Heather's 2017 Smalls SAL.  I'm aiming to have a finish for posting in that one next month!
The picture on the left is of the "socks that shall be nameless"....nasty little buggas! lol  I'm half way through the second sock and keep making the most crazy mistakes...I will have a new pair of socks by the end of next week, even though I feel like taking lighter fluid and a match to them! lol  I've made a mental note of no more black, splitty…