Hi Knit Friends,
I swear it seems like time is moving super fast. I am slipping on my weekly progress report. Who doesn’t want to talk about knitting?!? I haven’t put a big dent in my WIPs, but I have allowed myself to start multiple projects. Although I am on a yarn diet, I successfully traded yarn with a knitter recently. All my friends know that I am allergic to pink, I love Madelinetosh, but this shade of pink (Boulder) was definitely not to my liking.
I traded for 2 skeins of Ella Rae merino lace fingering weight. Teal and green color# 208. Photo credit from Knit-n-Crochet. I have some lovely sock ideas for this. I also picked up a new project called By the Seine River designed by Dona Knit Designs. I am too scared to rip out 100 Acre Woods sock project so I rationalized that having a new sock project was the next best thing.
My new sock obsession has led me to Ravelry’s SolidSocks group. This group is awesome because they have 2 separate challenges– one sock is based on theme/color and the other is a mystery KAL with a guest designer. I think this is the best way for me to stretch my sock knitting wings. I’m working on By the Seine River as my themed ‘artic’ for the Northern Lights in Auora Borealis >>>stop by my project page to see picture and matching yarn<<<
A Hundred Acre Woods– in timeout, pending ripped heel
Falling snow– cast-on, but no progress
By the Seine River— one leg, heel turned
Newest Knit Obsession:
I just discovered a new knit sock designer Hunter Hammersen, whose design skills are extraordinary. ‘Violently Domestic‘ is where she blogs, sharing her beautiful designs. Her newest book is called Curls (shawls galore). I entered her giveaway last week for a dream skein of blue from Vice to make her [badass] sock called ‘Gramercy‘ design. Anyone who knows the pains of having large feet and can design socks that look spectacular will always get my vote. So my latest obsession has me violently knitting a new pair of socks.