All that stashed yarn won’t knit itself, you know? Unless you’re Molly Weasley. She has no idea just how easy she has it!
Speaking of which, I started re-reading Deathly Hallows today. It’s so much better this time around. Everything is clearer and the story is much dearer to me now. I hope I finish this before the films come out.
The second Charybdis sock has a toe. Yay! I wanted to get this done asap but then I realized the Socks That Rawk KAL lasts for 3 months, so why am I rushing? I do have a second pair of socks to knit for the KAL, but that should be a breeze since it’s an Irishgirlieknits pattern.
More knitting happening after the jump.
The test knit socks for my friend Caroline got it’s well-deserved attention last Friday. The wee bit of cuff and leg of the first sock grew into so much more: it now has a full leg, heel flap, gusset and the beginnings of a foot! Sorry about the eye-burning colour – it is really bright huh? These socks are supposed to be reversible and this is the purl-side out.
This is the knit-side out. You don’t see it much but it is the knit side, trust me. I loved knitting this. Next time I pick it up again I think I will use the charts since following lines of instruction is never my strong point, esp if I am trying to watch Stefan and Damon Salvatore go angsty gorgeous at the same time! Why, yes I have been sucked into (pardon the pun!) The Vampire Diaries, thanks to Eibee and her friend Ella.
For the past few days, I have been working exclusively on the Austin Hoodie. The miles and miles of stockinette is over; I am now about to complete the woven band and then on to separating for the back and fronts. Yay! The Tosh DK skeins are a bit mismatched. Two of the skeins are much brighter so I set them aside and will probably use for something else. I just hope I have enough to do the rest of the hoodie. Should I have alternated? The colour is variegated enough anyway, right?
The woven band/linen stitch is not so boring as with the socks I did before. The larger needle helps of course. My Signature Needle circs are wonderful beyond words, but the cable’s memory is a bit too much for my liking. It is flexible enough but it does curl a bit and gets in the way of my knitting esp at the start and end of rows. Nothing I can’t handle though but I wish they would use thinner cables in the next round.
Now for some yarn candy. My Lotus Knits Pin-up Club is still growing strong. This latest instalment is a nice orangey pink colourway inspired by Lena Horne. I am not sure what to do with this yet, or the previous shipments but it’s MCN. And you know how much of an MCN whore I have become lately.
Let me know what you think. You know what, I will make a contest out of this. Yeah, let’s do a blog contest!
Leave a comment with your suggested colour combination, as long as the Lena skein is one of them, and I will let the random number generator choose a winner. I will use the winner’s suggested colour combo to knit my Daybreak shawl.
To make it worth your while, the winner will receive a skein of Dubai Knits Faith, Hope and Love yarn. How’s that? Taking suggestions until Sunday, 1st August, 9pm GMT+4.