Well, it’s been an interesting week, knitwise! I signed up to be a test knitter, and have been taking a class on felting – both new experiences for me. And you will be reading more about those later. But while all that was going on, I did get some progress in on my ongoing projects. Specifically,
Twinkle is proceeding on pretty nicely. You may recall this item from an earlier post, when I was just getting started. It comes off the needles pretty bunched up, because there are some pretty severe stacked increases and decreases going on there. So I just did a quick semi-block of what I have done so far, partially to be able to show it off here and partially to make sure I am not making a horrible mistake with my knitting time. But nope – its coming along pretty well, and looking exactly as I hoped!
The other current project is a pair of plain-Jane socks…
Also coming along well and fitting nicely. I have been jokingly calling them my Valentine socks, when my Mom pointed out that they will work for President’s Day as well, because of George Washington’s cherry tree story! I don’t have a pattern for these. Just figured out the stitch count with the gauge for this yarn, did a short row toe, did a little ribbing along the sides so they fit my feet more closely, short row heel, and now coming up the legs. I am waiting until I’m down to about a third of the yarn weight is left before I do the top ribbing, which I’m planning on doing as a k2p2. Like I said, plain socks. But with yarn this fancy and colorful, I didn’t want to fight it with a fancy pattern. Just letting the colors do the work!