For my non-knitting quilting friends, I feel the need to apologize for the lack of quilting lately. Please stick with me . . I will get back to quilting eventually.
The Loopy Ewe’s Camp Loopy Project II starts on July 15. We cannot cast on . . no matter how badly we want to do it . . til July 15. I have decided to use the Paraphernalia pattern and those cables look just a bit intimidating so I’m going to practice on another pair of socks so that when July 15 gets here, I’ll be ready to hit the deck running and hopefully not have to do any ripping. No doubt, the socks I’m starting today will get set aside in less than two days when I can start on the real Project II.
After looking at all the completed Paraphernalia socks on Ravelry, I’m wondering if my Composition Book Gray sock yarn isn’t going to be too mottled for the cables to show up nicely. The socks where the cables show up best are the mostly 100% solid yarns but I’m still going to use the Composition Book Gray because that’s what I ordered for the project and it’s wound into a ball and ready to go.
Even though it’s not solid either, this yarn happened to be sitting on my coffee table and saved me a trip downstairs to look for something else. How’s that for putting a lot of effort into deciding what to use?
This is Bugga in Bog Fritillary. Bugga yarn is one of my favorites. 70% superwash merino, 20% cashmere and 10% nylon. How can you not love that combination? If you click on the Bugga link, I’m really trying to be strong and not order the Green Long-Legged Fly and Smiley Face Spider. How can you not want yarn with those names?
Anyone out there wanting to try cables? You can download the pattern, grab a skein of yarn and knit along with me so I’m not knitting all alone! 🙂
No cooking, no cleaning, no grass cutting today — I’m knitting.