A few more starts…

I finished some things and I had to start more.
falsestart
This is that Handspun self striping 3 ply (that is not Navajo/Chain ply). It’s my false start. I finished the leg of it in pattern and realized that while the pattern looked good in the book, it looks horrid with this yarn. Ripped. I’ll probably end up doing a plain sock.

After the unceremonious frogging I decided it was finally time to start Leisl. In the back of my mind I wondered if I could finish it in time for my TNNA trip. The answer is yes if I focused on it. I did this the first evening
leisl1
And then I haven’t picked it up. TNNA is still a week away so it is possible in knitting terms but I keep wanting to spin more than knit so that makes a finish much less likely. We’ll see if my desire to have a new sweater will win out.

But not to be left out a sock had to be cast on again.
barelystarted
I’m using Spunky Eclectic Shine in “Tequila Sunrise” and I’m doing a version of my Swirly O pattern from The Knitter’s Book of Yarn. I say a version of that because that pattern is for sport weight yarn and I’m using fingering weight. I rarely wear thin socks but I have a couple pairs of shoes that neglected in the winter because socks don’t fit under them. I’m all about making the shoes happy.

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7 Responses to A few more starts…

  1. Sherie says:

    Love the yarns! But really WANT.THE.BAGS!!

  2. Manise says:

    Nice handspun and Jessalu Box bags!

  3. JessaLu says:

    heywaitaminute – I thought the green bag was a gift! You kept two, didn’t you, lol

  4. JessaLu says:

    p.s. love the bag with the sheep on it! I wish I could find fabric like that! ;o)

  5. Sara says:

    The Tequila Sunrise yarn is freaking gorgeous!!!

  6. marissa says:

    Wait- you get to wear shoes in winter? I am in big clunky boots from December ’til May (mud season, you know.). Nobody sees my lovely handknit socks. *sniff* Well, maybe the cat.

  7. DebbieB says:

    Thank you, dear, for the reminder about the Knitter’s Book of Yarn and your pattern(s). I have too many books, apparently – I keep forgetting what I have and what I don’t!

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