OK, these have been on the blog several times, but I finished them so I thought I’d do the official post..
I was very happy to finish these up this weekend – it really felt like I had been working on them forever. A month to finish socks – the downside of knitting multiple projects. But I suppose a month isn’t too bad, and although I’d love to get through projects quickly, I’ve never been able to stick to just knitting one project at a time.
I really do love the yarn – this is one of the colorways from the Socks that Rock club from last year – and it is the first one I used (which is why I didn’t sign up for the club this year). But I really do like the colors in this, and I know it will be a bright, cheery pair of socks to wear this winter. The yarn is so nice to knit with as well – I think STR is in my top favorites for sock yarn (I think I say this about just about all sock yarn I knit with!).
I did enjoy the pattern as well, and think that perhaps I’ll make it again in a solid so you can see the pattern more clearly. It is one of those patterns that makes it seem like you are knitting fast – I also like that!
I’ve been working on Cleite – and am just about done with the 3rd repeat. I was pretty happy because I thought the pattern only called for 5 repeats of the first chart. I checked the pattern yesterday – 9 repeats of the first pattern. Nine! Sigh…I don’t know where I got 5 – I hate when that happens! I’ve put it aside for a quick project, but will get back to it and would love to finish it up by the time I go back to work.
I cleaned out my knitting basket yesterday and put every project in bags – the cat/dog fur around here gets a little much. At the bottom of the basket, I found random balls of yarn from either old projects, or projects I thought I’d make, stitch markers, ball bands, M&M’s and a book (non-knitting). I organized everything, and now I feel much better.
As I’ve mentioned, we have so many tomatoes from the garden and have been finding ways to use them up… the other night I made roasted tomatoes – it took about four hours for them to finish, but they are amazing…
We made some from plum tomatoes and a whole tray of roasted cherry tomatoes – both were so good. We froze them all so we can have a little bit of summer next winter.
I decided to put my stash up on Ravelry – I think it will make it easier for me to find yarn for new projects, and also keep me from buying yarn I don’t need – if I see what I have, I won’t be tempted to buy similar yarn (like all the blue laceweight!). So far I have done my laceweight stash – I must say, I enjoyed going through it and seeing what I have – I had forgotten some of it, and it was like having new yarn!
Today I’m spending the day with Cieara – gym, shopping, lunch and pedicures. And knitting. And spinning.
Have a great day!