Lots of fun stuff on my needles. How is it that when I have less time to knit, I get more knitting done? Working in the garden has definitely cut into my knitting time but maybe by the time I do come inside, I’m too tired to do anything else but sit and knit . . as the laundry piles up to the ceiling! 🙁
First, the toe up socks are finished! The pattern is Toe Up Socks With a Difference. The pattern is super simple and I loved it so much that I think I’m going to start doing more of my socks toe up. The yarn is Sweet Georgia Bulletproof. The yarn is 50% Superwash Merino, 20% wool, 15% Kid Mohair and 15% Silk. That combination might just be the perfect sock yarn! I’m so anxious to see how these are going to hold up. They are the same size . . the one on the left was just about to fall off the back of the sofa and it looks smaller.
The second thing on my needles is the sweater I’ve already shown you that I’m planning to steek. The pattern is Almost There and the yarn is Black Water Abbey Sport Weight. I’ve knitted a bit more since this photo was taken but this coming week, I’ll be trying to finish up the third Loopy Academy project so I may not get much more knitting time on this one for a few weeks.
And, lastly, there was a Knit Along for a poncho that started yesterday. I happened to have the suggested yarn but I’m one skein short so I may just make my poncho shorter so as not to have to order more yarn and take a chance on it being not a perfect match. The pattern is 14 Carat Poncho by Knit Purl Hunter and the yarn is CoBaSi by Hikoo/Skacel. It is 55% cotton, 21% nylon, 16% bamboo and 8% silk so it’s another interesting combination of fibers. In the comments about the yarn, many people are using it for non-wool socks and loving it so I may have to try that some day too. I have not done Knit Purl Hunter’s patterns before but they are quite popular and so far, it’s very well written with excellent explanations and instructions. Even the newest of knitters should not have a problem following this pattern.
The first clue was released yesterday and I almost got through it. I’m on row 11 of the chart and there are 30 rows, plus there were 16 – 18 rows before the chart so I’m keeping up. I’ll get back to it and get finished with the remaining rows before the next installment is released next Thursday.
Pretend you don’t see the buckets of Rita hair on the back of the slip cover . . just be thankful there is a slip cover and I can toss it in the washer, which I will do as soon as I get the other 23 loads of laundry done!
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