Two finished objects to show off this week!
- Pattern: Basic Sock Recipe from Knitting Rules by Stephanie Pearl-McPhee
- Yarn: Cherry Tree Hill Supersock Merino in Peacock
- Needles: Size 2.5 dpns
This close up of the heel gives a better idea of the amazing color variations in this yarn. I bought this yarn because I loved the colors for myself. But as I continued to knit them, someone else started to fall in love and I had to give them up. These turned out to be a fabulous pair of socks for my sweetie, which works in my favor since I can now knit another pair for myself!
After seeing Becca’s finished Tudora neck-warmer at my knitting group on Monday, I was overcome with the desire, the need, to cast one on for myself. I had about 1/2 a skein of Malabrigo worsted weight leftover from the cabled hat project, and thought it might be enough. And it was! This was a quick knit, done over the course of 2 evenings while watching such stellar TV programs as Beauty and the Geek, America’s Next Top Model and American Idol. Ugh…I can’t believe I just admitted that! Wait–I’ll blame the writer’s strike for forcing me to find alternate programming these past few months. Yeah, that’s it…
- Pattern: Tudora by Cheryl Marling
- Yarn: Malabrigo Worsted Weight in color 192
- Needles: Size 8 circular
I still had a couple of yards leftover after sewing on the button. I can’t seem to get rid of some yarns, no matter how hard I try. This reminds me that last weekend I decided to do a mini reorganization of my stash. As I’m sure you’ve noticed, I have had a major influx of stash, between my trip to Webs and the SnB cruise. During this purge, I was finally able to actually throw away little balls of yarn that I know I will never use. I did save all my sock yarn remnants, still holding on to the hope that one day I will make one of these sock monkeys.
The way I see it, I finished 2 projects, so I can start 2 new projects, right? I have startitis, and will probably start yet another project this weekend. I have no idea what it may be, but if the weather is dreary it will probably be bright. My sister and her husband are arriving from Idaho today for a week-long visit. It is my secret hope that she will ask me to show her to knit. During her visit last year, she knit several inches of a cotton rectangle with fierce determination. Maybe if I show her my stash, then Ravelry, she will be inspired to pick a pattern and work on a project…I will bring her over to the dark side!