Hello lovely people! How are you all?
I’ve been hugely excited to do this post. It’s amazing what a new project can do!
Last time I was adamant that I was going to wait until the mystery blanket was finished. This lasted all of 3 hours. By midday I was happily casting on, completely forgetting my promise to be good. Oh well. Generally I’ve been pretty good with finishing WIPs this year. One step back for 3 forward is fine right?
Anyway, here we are..
I’ve actually gotten slightly further with these, but you’ll have to make do with these photos for now. Regulars will know about my tendency to have accidents. I’ve got another one for the books. Another fall, in a near mirror image to my holiday fall. Same ankle, same knee. The only difference this time was that I fell into a puddle. I give you permission to guffaw. As this happened on Thursday night, it meant that the entire Easter weekend was devoted to keeping my ankle elevated. Perfect sock knitting time! Of course I could only use one foot to test them on, seen as the other looks like an elephant leg. (Upside of falling over: Sometime you get the prettiest bruises! Beautiful deep purples and yellows, and some combinations that remind me of space gas. Every bruise has a space cloud lining.)
It was a good job that I had all that time, as this stuff is lovely. I don’t want to put them down. They’re very soft and solid, minimal splitting. In fact, there’s only been splitting when I’ve had to untwist the working yarn it and I’ve gone too far. You all know what I mean.
I like aptly named yarn. This colourway is called ‘Beach Hut’ and it’s spot on. I look at it and I see sand. The pink and blue flecks really make it tonal and mimic the inconsistencies in sand. Even looking at it makes my hands remember the salty, oily dryness of the beach. Once again, my pictures don’t do it justice. In better light, and real life, it’s a lovely.. well.. sand colour. The blues and pinks stand out really well. This is definitely my favourite of the range. It also seems like the best if I wanted to put it with other solid colours for toes and heels. So many options with this one.
So, cuff is done and leg is going well. I wanted to get enough length to show you how it worked up. I’m not planning on doing a huge leg for these. Short does me fine. I’d like to get through the fiddly heel and gusset by the time my operation comes around. Then I can just relax and plain knit without having to worry about counting or decreasing.
We have new banner pictures! Aren’t they wonderful?
Please do go have a look at the other beautiful projects on display today. I’m in awe of these girls. Definitely standards to aspire to. Here are the details…
- Stefanie at Wooly Cakes and Wooden Spoons
- Kathy B of Compassionknit
- Kat of Felinity Knits
- Katherine of Fiber and Sustenance
- Reanna of Knit, Reanna, knit!
- Liz of Knitty Little Sew and Sew
- Lynn of Minding My Own Stitches
- Paula of Spin a Yarn
- Meg of Intergalactic
- Tammy of Graceys Goodies
I think I that’s it from me? Nope, nothing I’m forgetting. All I’ll say is I’ll see you on the 3rd for our next update where hopefully, I might have a nearly finished sock. Shush, I should know better than to jinx myself like that! Tut.
Much love xx