FOs and new WIPs

Yes, I know the 52 Pair Plunge is INSANE but I may as well join along as I knit socks ALL THE TIME during my commute. Very rarely do I bring big projects for commuting knitting because half the time I’m knitting standing up leaning against the subway door. HE!

Yarntini Chevron Socks (1)I have finished my first two pairs. The Yarntini Chevron socks are on their way to their recipient. I REALLY hope she likes them! They were a quick and easy knit (especially with the garter stitch short row toes and heels).  Moon socks (3)I also completed my Cider Moon socks.  Let me tell you guys how I knit a sock PER DAY on this yarn!  Yup, one a day, like the vitamins.  Made up my own pattern, too.  (Click the pic so you can see the notes on the pattern).  These socks are sooo comfy and soft.  I highly recommend this yarn to everyone.  I already wore my socks and I kept wiggling my toes in them cuz they felt so cozy.  😀

Louet Gems (1)Once those socks were off the needles, I cast on for Traveler’s Stockings: Take Two.  My first try at these socks proved that I SUCK at matching yarn to patterns, not to mention that they didn’t fit at all, so that went to the frog pond.  This time around I’m knitting them on size 1 (US 1.5) Knit Picks Options needles (vs. the size 0 called for in the pattern).  I’ve calculated that this will give me an entire extra inch around the sock so they should fit really well.  I’m also using Louet Gems which I scored at the Loopy Ewe.  I really like this yarn.  It’s very soft and easy to knit with.  Not splitty which is KEY for this pattern.  (I had a bit of trouble with splittiness with the yarn I was using for these socks previously – the base yarn used by this Fiber Artist has since been changed so we need not worry about that happening again if you purchase from him – he’s a great guy so I recommend that you do get some wonderfully dyed yarn from him!…but I digress).  Louet:  the color at first I thought would be more grayish but it has hints of green in it.  It’s called Pewter.  It’s fine by me.  I like it although I can’t describe it.  Can you?

Wicked progressI’ve been making steady progress on my Wicked top, too.  I’m 2 rows away from splitting the sleeve stitches from the body but Jeanine and Necia BOTH insist that I MUST put the stitches on scrap yarn and try on the thing before continuing…just in case….the thought of removing and replacing and putting back and trying on….ugh….I HATE trying on clothes when I go shopping.  So not a woman like that.  But I guess I’ll have to go by what the experts say.

Flower Basket Lace ShawlAnd THEN….I got sidetracked.  My Marjaana yarn was calling to me.  I wanted to make a new shawl and so….the Flower Basket Lace Shawl was born.   I KNOW that I have YET AGAIN maybe not chosen a correct pattern for this yarn but I did know that I wanted something made out of it that I could wrap around me.  This pattern works great in worsted weight yarn and it is just FLYING off the needles!!  I cast on Sunday and look where I am so far!  Actually, I’m a bit further than that now but ain’t it a beaut? Lace Shawl CloseupCan’t you tell how wonderfully soft this shawl will be?  How cozy it will be to wrap around me?  Hurry off to Little Knits and get your own skein.  I think that the color that is left of this yarn there would make a BEAUTIFUL Flower Basket shawl, doncha think??  I can’t wait to finish this so I know that I’ll be done sooner rather than later with this project.

I leave you with three heads full of curls.  (Someone will have to pry the diffuser from my dead lifeless fingers as I NEVER plan to part with it!!!)

9 thoughts on “FOs and new WIPs”

  1. Awww, pretty ladies!

    Nice FOs!! Someone’s in for a pleasant delivery – I’m glad you had such (immediate!) success with that Yarntini!

    I may have to snap up some Cider Moon with my Loopy certificate! (This certificate is going to end up costing me some serious jack, I just know it.)

  2. Awww, too cute! My 7 year old has that SAME curly hair! LOL, Your FO’s look great!
    Can’t wait to see the rest of your projects!!!

  3. After 18 years of washing, setting, and drying under the dryer for 2 hours, I will never straighten my hair again. Going away to college and away from my mother’s hair dryer, set my curls free. Beautiful ladies, you are!

  4. Aww! So cute!

    I am impressed you’re keeping up with the 52 week challenge! I’m also glad I’m not the only one that doesn’t try on the clothes at the store. I get in, I get out. If they don’t fit, you return ’em!

  5. Wow you have been BUSY! But I guess it is all in a normal weekends of knitting for you! 😛

    Can’t wait to see all of your new sock creations! You have me inspired to finally try them!

  6. So did you try it on yet?? 😀

    That’s such a beautiful photo of you and your girls. You must have it framed! Seriously.

    Perhaps you can knit one? Or is it about to come off the needles??? LOL!

  7. I love both of those socks! That’s great. Those girls with curls, such a beautiful picture. I don’t think the pattern for FBS shows up so well in that yarn, but the yarn is beautiful and it will be a gorgeous shawl.

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