But red socks are for me.
According to Ravelry, I cast on for the Serendipity socks on April 22. Let me just say, for the record, that I am totally and completely in love with these socks. Truly, madly, deeply in love with these socks. I finished the first one in record time and am now crusing along with the second sock. I am not normally a red sock gal, but the pattern is amazing and when combined with the slightly verigated yarn, it makes me one happy gal.
And, Bunny’s clogs are done and ready to felt. There is something so strange about a pair of clogs that start out fitting my feet and shrink down to fit her little feet. I think we are going to have time to felt them tomorrow night, so pictures should be forthcoming.
Also, I picked up some Oceanwinds Knits in Truffle from my long absent and rarely seen friend Lucy and stole scored a couple of skeins of Vancouver Island from one of my newer friends and have some plans to make a chevron scarf out of them. I will let you know if this goes anywhere anytime soon. I will admit, I often am posessed by the urge to cast on for something and then some other shiny thing speeds past my sightline and I quickly forget about any previous projects. What can I say? I am easily distracted.
p.s. Have you seen Yarn Love yet? If not, be prepared to be blown away. These are Yarn Love in Bayfield Apple on the Juliette base (superwash merino and nylon blend) and Plum Cake on the Elizabeth Bennett base (Silk, Bamboo, Merino blend). Scrummy.
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Seriously! What the heck is going on with our weather? On Thursday, Bunny was out riding her bike and we were contemplating taking off the training wheels this weekend. On Friday, the bike looked like this.
I have also been knitting. However, since going back to work, I have much less time to myself. So, this means that I can either blog or knit. Lately, I have been choosing to knit. And, since the weather has decided to be very uncooperative, pics have been hard to take.
I began teaching a new class at my LYSlast Monday. This is a KAL Monkeysock class. I think I am going to call these my “A Tiger Ate My Monkey Socks”. I really like them. The yarn is Artyarns Ultramerino 4 and I think it’s one of my favorite yarns. It has such a sproingy texture and a subtle sheen. Yum.
Last week, I also cast on for a pair of Noro socks. I can’t say I love this yarn. Actually, I have to confess, I am a bit disappointed in the yarn as it seems very fragile in spots. In some places, it is a bit underspun and since I tend to knit my socks fairly tightly, it has broken while knitting more than once. This means a ton of ends to weave in and potentially weaker socks. Bummer. It is a bit moderated by the fact that the colors are amazing. But, still frusterating overall. This is probably the last pair of Noro socks that I will be making.
I also cast on and nearly finished a pair of clogs for Bunny. But, I ran out of yarn just before the last sole was completed. Thankfully, I found someone on Ravelry willing to part with their partial skein of matching yarn and so as soon as it arrives, I will be off and running.
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So, the socks in question are not Monkeys. I will be making a new pair of Monkey socks next week for my Monkey sock class ( I think that there are still spots avaliable if you are in the Calgary area). But, I digress. The socks pattern is actually Nutkin. And, I am not sure if I love or hate them.
Yarn: J. Knits (Happy Anniversary to Ewe)
Needles: US 1.5
Mods: I did my own short row heel and I didn’t do the three needle bind off on the toe.
Notes: There appear to be two different versions of this sock – those that spiral and those that don’t. The reason for the spiraling is how you pick up the fold over cuff. If you jog the picked up stitches by even one stitch, the sock will spiral and you will get a more bias knit. If this doesn’t make sense, please let me know in the comments and I will try to explain in more detail in my next post.
Otherwise, I cast on for my YOL shawl yesterday. I have only had a chance to knit about an inch so far though, so you will have to be patient and wait for some pics.
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