My sock knitting mojo had taken a serious dive, but I seem to have found it possibly. I haven't finished a pair of adult socks since October of last year.
I started this pair of Charade Socks last week and so far they seem to be working out so far.
I had started a pair of Gentleman socks with this yarn but they were way to small so I frogged them yesterday and started a pair of Anniversary Socks with the yarn. I am enjoying knitting this pattern so far. I hope they will continue to work out.
At least my spinning is still going okay. I haven't had a lot of time to spin lately but when I do get a chance it turns out pretty good. This yarn is called Aquarius and it is a three ply. I have over 200 yards of a DK to light worsted weight. I am still trying to figure out what to knit with it.
Monday, March 29, 2010
Wednesday, March 17, 2010
Why, yes I did. I can't believe that I got an urge that I couldn't ignore to pick a crochet hook. I have not crocheted in years. I was inspired by Trek when she did her posts about her five dishcloths. By the way Trek, I loved the color you used. She used a different pattern than I did but I am trying that pattern now.
Started and Finished March 15, 2010
Yarn is Peaches and Creme but I can't remember the color way
Hook size H
I think I like the crocheted dishcloths better than the knitted ones since they are more solid so I have a feeling I will be crocheting more than I have in the the last fifteen or so years.
Sunday, March 14, 2010
I seem to be on a Mitts kick lately. I knit a pair for the Punkinbug's teacher. She liked them a lot and I was glad that she did. I knit these out of Patons Classic in Retro.
I have started a pair for Punkin's teacher now. This pair is out of Malabrigo in Geranio I think. These are so soft I was tempted to keep them for myself but I have now knit past the point of my fingers so to the teacher they shall go.
Knitting has been interrupted a little lately due to a third grade project that I have been helping my Punkin with. I will try to post pictures of the completed project soon.
Tuesday, March 02, 2010
I am not one that believes in superstitions or things being jinxed. I am really starting to believe that this yarn is jinxed. Everything I have tried to knit with it just isn't working. The socks looked okay but I kept having ladders and odd shaped stitches and when I got to the foot I didn't feel that they were going to be "good" socks. So I ripped them out yesterday.
So today, I started a Multnomah shawl, but I am not liking how it is turning out. My stitches are all wonky and uneven so it is kind of bothering me. I am pondering ripping this out and trying to find something else to knit with this yarn. The yarn may just need to go in "timeout" for a very long time.