I just looked over at my “Project Progress” widget. Yikes! How did I end up with so many projects?! Let’s see, I’ve got The Cardigan, which has stalled out a bit. I haven’t really touched it in a while. I’ve been telling myself that it’s because I have more important things to work on, but I fear that I might be getting bored. Maybe I’m just not in the mood to knit so much stockinette right now. The cardigan measures a whole seven inches. That’s a lot more inches that I need to knit. But I shall conquer it!… just not yet.
Next on the list is a pair of socks knit from Cherry Tree Hill’s Sockittome in the Loden colorway. These socks are destined for a submission to a publication, so I can’t show you more than the yarn. The yarn is a little stiff but I think it’ll soften up wonderfully after being washed. It’s got good stitch definition and cables nicely. I like it a lot and I think I’ll be adding Sockittome as a solid sock yarn to my yarn quiver. As far as project progress, I just finished the gusset on the second sock, so not far to go on these!
The sock blank socks are the pure stockinette socks that I’ve been knitting since my trip to Virginia. Top-down, short-row heel, standard toe. They’re a great project for keeping the hands busy without paying attention. I’m not exactly happy with the way the colors turned out. I’m almost finished with the first sock- just have the toe left to do. These socks are low on the priority list, really more of a back-up project.
Norman’s scarf is a project that my father-in-law requested while we were at Village Wools. Sadly, this is the best picture of the scarf but not the best picture of the two of us. But this is proof that even layman can’t go into a yarn store without being inspired! He picked out three colors of Mirasol Sulka, which is a luxurious blend of silk, alpaca and merino. Really lovely to work with, especially in garter stitch. You might recognize the scarf as a non-variegated version of the Multidirectional Scarf. First I had to learn a little about modular knitting and then I planned out the color changes for the intarsia. I’ll be putting up a tutorial for working the Mulitdirectional Scarf with intarsia in the next few days. Now it’s just a matter of knitting the rest of the scarf. What I’ve got here is about twelve inches on the long side (but only seven on the short side, shhh). I’ve been trying to keep the scarf cat-hair free, which means that it stays in the cat-free guest room. It works up pretty fast, so I’m hoping that I’ll have it finished soon!
The Shibui Knits socks will be the next pattern that I publish on the blog. Hopefully. If nothing goes wrong. I finished sketching (er, imagining, I can’t really sketch) the socks last night but I have to wait until my new needles get here before starting them. I tried swatching the yarn with size 1s (2.25mm) and 2s (2.75mm) and neither was quite right. So I ordered some 1.5s (2.5mm) needles which should be here soon. But for now, the socks are just in my imagination and my widget.
Oh yeah, I’ve also got a pair of socks planned using the Sanguine Gryphon’s Kypria. But I think they’re also going to be a submission, so you only get to see the yarn again! I have high hopes for this yarn, it seems really yummy so far!
So yeah, I’d better get back to knitting!