lots of things, actually. But today you can call me “the finisher”.
I’m proud to report a bevy of finished projects. I know, its more common for me to be saying, “Woohoo! I started 12 new things”. But I’m finishing some and I have yet to cast on for the usual 12 new things! That’s not to say that I haven’t cast on for at least one new thing…
Last Friday I finished the Forest Canopy Shawl:
And a close up:
Spunky Eclectic SuperNova in Soylent colorway, size 5 needles. I bought the kit from my shop. I did one extra leaf repeat. I totally could have done more but I wanted it as a shop sample and for it to be close to the original. I did have plenty of yarn left over which will become socks at some point. I’m already planning the next one, which will be for me. This pattern really is easy. I had it memorized after the first repeat. It is the perfect beginner lace project. But even if you’re experienced, it’s nice to have some easy knitting. Talk about instant gratification.
Saturday I finished the Gulls wings socks.
The pattern is from the book Socks Socks Socks. The yarn is Spunky Eclectic SuperNova in the How Very Berry Colorway. I love these socks. They are the perfect height and just right for my feet.
Monday I finished the RPM socks for myself
That’s right – another pair of socks for me. I think more monumental than finishing all these projects is that I got 2 new pairs of socks. My feet are going to be happy to be warm. The pattern is RPM from Knitty and the yarn is Cherry Slush fingering weight with nylon (I probably got the name wrong yet again, sorry Joni, I promise to stop losing ball bands) from Union Center Knits.
I also started a new project of socks for me:
The teally brown color is BFL in colorway Navajo Gems, the pink is Alpaca in the colorway Mandy. Neither material is something I generally would use for socks. The BFL is spun lofty and soft and Alpaca tends to stretch out. Still, I wanted a new pair of handspun socks and these 2 yarns were wound up and in my knitting basket. I wasn’t feeling well enough to keep running around looking for the right yarn so I used the thought; “the right yarn is the one in my hand”. I can’t remember what project I had planned on using them for, but they’re socks now.
Thank you all for the well wishes. I’m working on getting better. I’ve donned my mask and I’m working diligently at making sure all packages ordered by now are on their way before I head out to Rhinebeck. This is my last post (I think) until I get back. There is lots to do. But before I sign off, I do want to mention this book:
My copy just arrived last night. It’s downright magnificent. And not just because Adrian and I have patterns in it. There are lots of patterns from amazing designers and so much wisdom. I haven’t had a chance to read all of it so I’ll leave it at that and just tell you to get a copy, you won’t regret it. I’ll blab on more about it next week.