Sunday, March 27, 2011


I got an email notification that the March sock club kits it seemed like a good time to start this year's January socks.


For this kit they sent out two smallish skeins in different colorways, and both patterns involve stranded colorwork. Compared to other techniques I feel I'm a little behind on colorwork. I've only done a few colorwork projects and one of them is a Dale of Norway vest that's been stuffed in the cedar chest for years because I lost the pattern, oops.


I re-charted the cuff to read RSC 2011, since originally it said "bff bff bff bff" which is an acronym I don't think I've ever used. The rest of the leg will have a sort of floral leafy motif, but I'm not far enough along to quite see it yet. I find this project not so relaxing as it takes a lot of concentration for me to follow the chart. (I managed a whole 3 rounds while watching "Whip It" yesterday!) I might have to start something else in tandem, preferably monotone with a stitch pattern that you can just memorize and go.

What's that? I just bought 3 skeins of madelinetosh pashmina for 40% off at my LYS's spring sale? What a coincidence!


I'm pretty sure this wants to be a shawl. Hmm. Tempting.

Monday, March 7, 2011

oh snap

1 weekend, 2 completed projects, 13 inches of snow.


(Love that squiggly line down the front)

Cascadia is DONE, after over a year, and after all the sturm und drang and stuff at least they're cozy. I knit the large size when I definitely should have gone with medium so they're more slipper socks than anything I would try and stuff in my shoes and wear out of the house. Re: my fears of running out of yarn - I had exactly enough - about a 4 inch tail after binding off the cuff.

I finished those on Saturday and we had a little extra time this morning to snap pictures, because outside it looked like this:


and we had to wait for the plow to come...which made me glad that yesterday I finished this:

jim's red scarf

Look! Just like Hobbes! At least the red scarf is getting some wear during the same SEASON it was cast on.

Once again because I'm just so surprised: 1 weekend! 2 projects! What do I knit now? Maybe my other eight WIPs?