Wednesday, January 31, 2018

February Socks

I got a little bit of a jump on my February socks.
I'm knitting Vanilla Latte Socks by Virginia Rose-Jeanes using my Yarntini CYO.  Nice and easy.  I'm going to try the Fish Lips Kiss heel in black.  Bring on February! 

Sunday, January 28, 2018

Bonus Socks Done

I started these socks back in 2012 and I'm very happy to have them done.
I think I got frustrated because the pattern called for an anatomical toe.  This time I finished with a regular toe.  The left sock has a three pattern repeats and a few rows of twisted rib.  I used a Strong heel instead of the heel flap in the pattern.  

The yarn is Socks that Rock Mediumweight in Sky Blue.  I used about 119 grams.  

Saturday, January 27, 2018

February Sock Yarn

I finished knitting my bonus January socks today.  I just need to kitchner the toe and weave in the ends.  I worked on my orange to red shawl some more but I'm itching to get some more socks on the needles. 
This is my February socks yarn.  It's Yarntini Premium Sock in a custom colorway from 2014. I believe the colors are margarita, key lime, lemon drop and syrah. 

Friday, January 26, 2018

Friday Knitting

I'm making progress on the left Bonus January sock.
I've slowed down a little on these.  My hands have been stiff from the tight gauge and I know I'm going to be done before the end of the month.  I've been working on my Frisson scarf when I have more time to knit for a change of gauge. 

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Bonus January Sock

The good news is sock one is done!  The bad news is I frogged sock two.  The weird news is when I counted stitches for the first sock I found I had cast on 58 stitches but there were 68 stitches at the toe.  I have no idea why.  Since the sock is a little big I decided to split the difference and cast on 62 for the second sock.  I'm a little bummed because I was hoping these would be a quick project to finish.  But they'll be done soon enough.

Monday, January 22, 2018

Socks in the WIld

My feet aren't actually THAT small.

Sunday, January 21, 2018

January Socks

I finished my January socks!  I even finished them before the end of the month.  These fit really well.  I'm looking forward to wearing them tomorrow.
I was rummaging through my yarn this evening.  I realized it's going to take a lot more than a pair of socks a month to make a dent in my stash.  I also found my old Kalajoki socks from years ago.  They only need a toe and a foot!  I've already put them back on needles and will work on them tomorrow.

Sunday, January 14, 2018

January Sock One

First sock of 2018 is done!
These are the Simple Skyp socks in Lorna's Laces Shepherd Sock in Zombie BBQ.  I went a bit old school for this pair.  Only a bit because this was a 100 gram skein of Shepherd Sock and not two 50 gram skeins.  On to sock number two!

Monday, January 08, 2018

2018 Goals

I have been struggling with my knitting mojo ever since I participated in my kids' school art fair.  In the course of a few months I knit 20 whales and 13 squid.  It kind of wrecked me.  Ever since then I have felt adrift with my knitting.  There have been several times when I didn't know what I was going to knit next and times when I went days (?!?!?!) without knitting. 

I need to get back on track.  I've been thinking a lot about my stash recently.  Sometimes I feel the physical weight of it on my shoulders.  I feel like I can't buy new yarn because I already have so much yarn.  Sigh.

So, I've decided to set some knitting goals for 2018.

1. Knit a pair of socks a month only using stash yarn.

2. Finish or frog all works in progress.

3.  Only buy yarn for gifts and only if I really can't use anything in my stash for the project.

I'm also going to try and start blogging regularly but I'm not committing to that one.

Thursday, January 04, 2018

First Project

Today I started my first project of 2018.  I decided to start with a clean slate and just go for it! 
This is Frisson knit in Zitron Trekking XXL in color 416 (which Ravelry calls Orange Hot Pink Yellow).  It is really a fun knit!

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