On the needles

It’s been a while since I’ve posted, but I have been doing a little knitting. I finally finished the monkey socks. Here’s a progress shot from a few weeks ago:

And the finished project:

I also cast on another moebius scarf. It’s moving along. This is a good project for when my hands are tired and I don’t want to think too hard. This photo is a good representation of the project, but not the color of the yarn. I’ll have to take another soon to see if I can get the color better:

The yarn is Hand Maiden Cashmere and Silk. 65% Cashmere/35% Silk. I got it from The Loopy Ewe, and it’s a dream to work with. Soft and not splitty.

After some deliberate thought, I’ve come to the realization that I am indeed a project knitter. I enjoy the process, but I knit to have a finished object. With this in mind I went searching for a pattern as I had some yarn in my inventory. It’s Jo Sharp Classic DK wool color #349 – Porcelain. After reading through and reading through all of the Interweave Knits in my house looking for a pattern which only needs 1,000 yards of wool, I had a brainstorm. I headed over to a favorite designer Bonne Marie Burns and found this! I cast on a couple of weeks ago, and have made some progress. So far I love the pattern. The yarn is a little stiff, but I think it will look good. Regardless I’m glad I have the pattern. I’ll have to take a picture.

I also started a pair of shorty socks for E. She picked the yarn out last summer, it’s a cotton blend self patterning yarn. OnLine Supersocke 100 Summer Color, color #788.
Shorty Sock Toe


3 responses to “On the needles

  1. I just wanted to say I am totally jealous of your sock making skills. They are beautiful. I have cast on 2 pair and I just don’t get it. So bravo to you!

  2. Two socks at once! I am le jealous. 😉 I love doing socks with dpns, but I’d love to learn to do two at once, especially for complex patterns.

  3. It’s nice to read your blog again. Beautiful socks and nice pattern for sweater; can’t wait to see it.

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