Sunday, July 31, 2016

Hey That's Not Knitting

I have been watching Legacy Knitz podcast episodes, trying to get caught up and Sue has inspired me to pick up an old cross stitch (Carin from Round the Twist had something to do with it too).

I am not sure how long ago I started this project. The sticker on the chart said July 2004.

The two pictures show my progress over the last week or so.

Friday, July 01, 2016

Sock Throwdown Update

I have made good progress on my personal Sock Throwdown Challenge. I also had a setback. 

 I finished the June Desert Vista Dyeworks socks.  I used the Peter Max colorway and a US 0 set of Addi Flip Stix dpns to knit them.  They are just a plain vanilla sock with a heel flap.

 I absolutely love knitting with a sock blank, now that I know exactly what works for me.  I finished the Gale's Art Lady Sings the Blues socks.  These were knit on a pair of Knitter's Pride Karbonz size 0 dpns.  I really do not enjoy the Karbonz as much as I did the first time I knit with them.  I think I will probably destash them at some point.  This sock was a 72 stitch plain vanilla socks with a heel flap, which is my favorite.

I finished the first of the handspun socks.  I have not cast on the second one yet.  These are knit on a US 1 Chiagoo 40 inch circular.  I really need to cast on the other sock but just haven't taken the time to do it yet. It is a plain Vanilla sock with 52 stitches and a heel flap.

My setback.  I cast on another pair of socks and this is the reason why the handspun sock has not been cast on. This is a plain vanilla sock with 72 stitches and a heel flap.  I am using Hiya Hiya dpns size 0.  These by far are my favorite needles.  The yarn is Lorna's Laces in the Boardwalk colorway.

I am pretty happy that I finished the two pairs and hope to finish the other two pairs this month.  I need to cast on my July Desert Vista Dyeworks socks.  I might wait a couple of days before I do that. I have picked out my yarn and plan to use my Hiya Hiya dpns to knit them.

Have a great day!!!