Well hello there - that was kind of a long break wasn't it? Life has been busy, a lot of things came up in my personal life that I had to take care of. Anyhow I'm still decluttering but I felt like talking about knitting today so you get a brief synopsis of what I've been working on. Don't get your hopes up, it's rather brief, I'm still not in a chatty mood but I did want to share my little rays of knitting sunshine! =)
First up - I finished my may day socks, hurray! It feels so good to be done early (they were due May 1st)! Now I can find fun little treats to put in the bag and weave in those ends. They've already been blocked but sadly you can't see the pattern well because I can't use my sock blockers. My pals foot is waaay smaller than mine. But you get the idea.
The dream in color smooshy may have redeemed itself to me, the yardage on that skein is insane and it's very soft to knit with too!
Embossed Leaves Socks
All the rav details here
Here's my little WIP roundup and 1 FO too - all of these projects are so enjoyable to me, I'm having a hard time choosing which one to focus on first! =) Clicky for big.
1 - Butterfly jacket from the current wool gathering knit with 2 skeins of berrocco ultra alpaca. I love this knit, the garter stitch and simple shaping have taken on a meditative quality while knitting and I love the cute retro shape! Plus I always love when I manage to find something that few people are knitting, it adds to the fun! =) Rav dets here.
2 -Tiramisu baby blanket - super easy crochet pattern, if I only could manage not to lose my hook every 5 seconds! I'm off to buy another so I can finish it off. Rav dets here.
3 - Glee has been resurrected! The last time I talked about her I threw her in a corner due to concerns about fit, dye lot issues (well it really should be "year lot" issues. The two skeins were from different years of shearings and are 100% natural colored prime alpaca. One year is darker than the other. If I had planned ahead I really should have alternated skeins but on second glance it's not as bad as I thought it was. I'm planning on putting back in the needles I yanked out and give it one more try. Rav dets here.
4 - Cabled Rangoli Hat - very cute and helps with hat hair syndrome, who doesn't like that? I was SO inspired by Miss Nasseknits version - check out her photo here! This may be a hat I will actually wear! Ravelry dets here.
Anyhow have a great weekend all! =)