Since I had a lot of knitting time this weekend, I decided that I’d finish my socks before I got really obsessed with the new project..
I do love the Monkey pattern! I can’t think of another sock pattern that knits up so fast…
I think this is another sock that shows the difficulty of matching yarn to pattern. This is really varigated yarn, and although there is some regular striping, I think it also has the potential for major pooling. But the Monkey pattern seems to be ok with it – it doesn’t get too lost in all the colors. I think that a plain sock pattern probably would be best for STR, but I would be pretty bored with doing that all the time. I still have some Socks that Rock in the stash, so I need to look on Ravelry to see what pattern people are using with it…
I do like Socks that Rock – such great yarn, such a pretty colorway. And another month done for my personal sock club. I have completed 3 socks so far this year – which is ok since I decided to do the club every other month. So I’m actually a little ahead.
I had a wonderful weekend and a very nice Mother’s Day. Larry and the kids really were great, and made it such a ncie day for me. I got very nice gifts from all of them, including an afternoon at the movies (Star Trek – and really enjoyed it) – and it was so nice to get out of the house! I think I’m starting to go a little stir crazy. I’m feeling better, but still get tired very easily.
One of the gifts Larry bought me was a Wendy’s toe up sock book – I have wanted to learn this method for a while, so I was excited when I opened the present and saw the book. I opened my next sock of the month package on Saturday –
I think this will be perfect to try Wendy’s basic pattern for toe up…and it really is pretty yarn. Any suggestions or advice on toe up? Do you prefer toe up, or do you like cuff down?
I did start the Nefertiti Wrap and it is absolutely gorgeous. What a great pattern! And the yarn – Enchanted Knoll….absolutely gorgeous, and so soft. As I knit with it, I keep on thinking that I should go to her store and buy more. So far I haven’t, but I can’t say that I’ll be all that strong about it! I’m really enjoying the pattern though, and I’m just about done with chart 5 (there at 18 charts – yikes!).
I think I’ve decided what to do with the Aeolian shawl (thanks for all the good advice!) – I’m going to frog it today – I think I’ve known for a while that its just not working and that it needs a smaller needle. I do think part of the issue is the yarn – the 100% alpaca just doesn’t have the drape or bounce of wool, so it just seems different in laceweight. I will restart it after I finish the Nefertiti though – I don’t want to have two shawls going at once. But I really do want to make the Aeolian – the finished ones I’ve seen are really gorgeous!
OK, time to get dressed and help Larry with the garden (I get to just watch – maybe hand him plants!). Have a great week!