Across the Finish Line

Two finished objects to show off this week!

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  • Pattern: Basic Sock Recipe from Knitting Rules by Stephanie Pearl-McPhee
  • Yarn: Cherry Tree Hill Supersock Merino in Peacock
  • Needles: Size 2.5 dpns

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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…

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  • 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!

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4 thoughts on “Across the Finish Line

  1. Korknisse is a really cute way of using up pesky little bit of leftovers 🙂
    I think you are really lucky to have a partner who wants you to knit things for them!! Ive only made my DH one thing (hat) and he never wears it, I pretend not to notice his eyes glazing over when I talk about knitting . Sigh.
    Your tudora is a lovely colour. Very nice

  2. Love the Tudora!! Think I may have to look into doing one of those myself!
    (I don’t think I’m going to give Jezebel James another chance…it was just soooo bad!)

  3. LOVE the left over sock monkey idea. .
    I’m also still waiting for a chance to get together so you can enlighten me in the wonderful world of socks. . . .

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