Today was a very knitty day. My charity knitting group (which I’m going to be the president of next semester!) had Knit for Peace Day, where we were supposed to be knitting for Heifer International. Not too many people showed up, so we just ended up knitting on the quad. Then, tonight my friends and I watched Back to the Future while knitting. My roommate is attempting to knit Cherie Amour, which I am assisting her with. Here’s a photo of her in action:
Also, I never posted an FO post for my Under the Sea socks, but I feel like it’s kind of unnecessary, since I hated them so much. Here they are:
I’m now working on two pairs of socks and a shawl for my mother. The first sock is a heavily modded Fern Stitch sock from More Sensational Knitted Socks. The second is Kiila, the SKA Mystery Sock. And the shawl is Kiri, which is almost done!
And here’s a close up of Kiri:
Next time I’ll blog about the garter stitch short row heel (no holes!) and the mini gusset!
Honestly, my addiction to sock knitting is waaaay out of control. But I can’t help myself. At least socks are portable and useful!
I finished my Coriolis socks last week. They are raveled here with all the details!
I’m now working on my Under the Sea socks. I’m past the heel on number one, and I actually like how the short row heel came out. I used Cat Bordhi’s wrap and turn method and it concealed the wraps beautifully!
I’m also making a pair of knee highs in Regia Nation, which stripes wonderfully.
I’ve done a little bit of work on my Fern Stitch socks as well, but not enough to warrant a picture. For my non-sock project, I’m still happily plugging away on Kiri. It’s probably the best beginner shawl because it’s so intuitive. I’m looking forward to pinning it out and seeing the gorgeous lace!
I’ve ordered more laceweight yarn so I can make some more shawls-oh great, another addiction!
Thanks to everyone for the great response to the Entrelove Wrap! I’ve already sold a couple patterns and hopefully soon people will start making them and posting pictures (I think it’s so cool when other people make my patterns!).
So, a few days ago, I told myself that this would be the Year of Finishing. Yet somehow, I have started a lace shawl and plan to start a couple new socks within the next week. Startitis is making me break my promise to myself, but I guess I’m such an ADD knitter that I simply need to have hundreds of projects going at the same time.
The lace shawl in question is Kiri, and I’m using the Dream in Color Baby that I just got in the mail today (Sonny and Shear was having a sale on all Dream in Color yarns, which are my favorite, so I decided to buy this):
It’s more wine color-y in person (flash will do that to ya!) and it is completely gorgeous. I’m loving the lace, which is weird considering how I usually don’t like lacy-type stuff.
I also bought some Cascade 220 for my Manchester Jacket:
I guess you could say I went on a yarn-buying binge, but honestly, I was planning on buying yarn for that jacket for months and the Baby was on sale. So not really a binge. Maybe just a slip-up. But I’ve been pretty good about using up stash, since I’ve used up about 1000 yards this month. So buying more isn’t exactly terrible…plus it was kind of a “congratulations” gift for myself after getting the pattern published.
Hopefully next time I blog I will have at least one FO to brag about…