Hello, there, lovelies! I have been a busy bee and finished some socks! I started the Squircle Socks on Thanksgiving Day last year as my husband drove us 2 hours to his grandparents house. The project stayed in my bag as a “just in case” project for a long time, and I’m not a very prolific sock knitter anyway (I once knit a pair of man-sized socks in 2 weeks and hurt my wrists so bad I couldn’t knit for almost a month afterward. Not doing that again). The yarn is Knit Picks Felici in Mint Chip, which is sadly no longer available. This was my first time using self-striping sock yarn. I can’t believe I hadn’t tried this before! It was so ridiculously fun! The pattern is a little involved and asks you to do a little math, but it was a really fun and interesting knit.
If you want to explore different sock styles and like a bit of a challenge, I would highly recommend the Squircle Socks.
In order from newest to oldest projects…
- Washcloths: Some friends recently bought a house and are having a housewarming party. I am knitting them some washcloths because every home needs something hand knitted.
- Watermelon Socks: I’m past the gusset and well into the foot and starting to get a bit pink. I pulled a few yards of white out so the sock would turn pink more quickly.
- Raindrops and Wildflowers Cowl: this is my second time knitting this pattern. I don’t normally re-knit patterns, and I am having a hard time with this one. On the original I ran out of yarn before the final border, so I have to re-knit for pattern photos. I keep telling myself it is worth it…
What’s on your needles?
A few months ago my husband and I went to Arizona to see my family. While we were there we visited a yarn store and I bought some vacation yarn (as you do).
The time has come to use the watermelon yarn to make watermelon socks. I can’t wait!
Next up: turning the heel! It’s magic!
(In case you’re wondering, the pattern is Hermione’s Everyday Socks)
Aren’t they beautiful?
Yarn: The Fiber Seed Sprout Sock – Rainbow in the Dark, Sunflower for heels, Noir for cuffs and toes
Needles: US 1/ 2.25 mm
Pattern: Vanilla socks with afterthought heel
My Fibonacci blanket is getting too big to cart around. Thusly, I have barely looked at it recently. This square is going to be done soon, though.
My Crochet shawl continues apace. As a knitter this is surprisingly easy to work on and I am enchanted with the play of light and colour in these two yarns.
My Pink Floyd socks are close to being finished. I have a few more inches left on the foot and then the toe and afterthought heel. I’m hoping to finish them this weekend.
And here’s a sneak peek of a project I’m just about finished with! I can’t wait to tell you more about it next week! (Look, it has a pocket!!!)
I have a lot of things I am actively working on. And a lot more things I want to start…. Here’s what’s in progress.
My Fibonacci Blanket: the 3rd square is almost done. It only gets bigger (much, much bigger) from here.
Pink Floyd Socks: One done. Now to start the 2nd…
Raindrops and Wildflowers cowl: I’m 2/3 done knitting this. The pattern is written, but needs revision.
Half Granny Shawl: I am surprised by how much I enjoy this and how easy it is to work on. It’s growing by the day.
Rumplestiltskin yarn: My singles are spun, and I’m 1/3-1/2 done with plying. The main hurdle is stringing 63,871,688 beads. It’s so pretty, though, that it’s worth it. Pattern suggestions for when it’s done? I’m thinking a shawl.