I don’t know what is going on, but I’ve finished three projects this week – the beauty of small projects…
I know – over two months to finish socks? In my defense, these were the socks that I started and then realized I needed another skein to finish – and that I didn’t have another skein. It took me a while to find it – the dyer had changed the yarn, and the skeins now had a lot of yarn – and I didn’t want to pay for 2 times the yarn I needed. I finally found it on a destah on Ravelry. Project attention span problems also added in some time here – I was working on everything but these socks until this last week. But they are finally done, and I’m pretty happy with them.
The yarn is a sport weight, and its really nice – beautiful colors, and I like the feel of it. I got this yarn in a swap a long time ago, and acutally made Cieara a pair of Fetching with it that she loves. I really enjoyed this pattern – another winner from the book. It was an easy pattern, and yet kept me interested enough that I loved working on it. And sport weight socks are perfect for the colder nights we have been having – I’m looking forward to wearing these.
The only problem with the socks is that on the first sock, I used a normal cast off, trying to keep it really loose and stretchy. I wasn’t completely succesfull, and have a little bit of a hard time getting them on. So on the second, I used the sewn cast off, and they are perfect. Lesson learned. I’m very happy these are done, and that another long term project is out of the knitting basket.
I also finished the hat, but need to weave in ends, sew on buttons and all that. I didn’t get a chance to get to the yarn store, so I bought a boring button for it. We’ll see – I may hold off on putting it together until I get a better one. I may start another hat, or mittens – but I’ve also been looking at shawl patterns too. I am torn because there are projects in my basket that I really should finish…and yet….I just feel the urge to cast on for something new – Girasole – isn’t that gorgeous? I think in a fingering weight….so hard to resist a new project!
It is a beautiful day here – sunny, warm, and a perfect day for golf. We are heading out in a few minutes, and I’m looking forward to being outside. This has been a really long, stressful week – and I have a busy week ahead of me, but next weekend is a long one, and Andrew is coming home, so I’m looking forward to that.
OK, time to golf – have a great week!