Yay for finished SOCKS!! I finally got my Mockery socks off of my needles on a beautiful, knit-filled Thursday! In honor of 2-day a week classes (in other words, Thursdays mean the weekend) I decided to spend the entire day on my balcony knitting away.
I’d have to say this setup is working beautifully for me on my days without class: computer, balcony, sunshine, and knitting (with the occasional beer/cider).
So right after I finished kitchener-ing my toes and as I was at the “Voila!” part of my double knitting, disaster struck! SHUCKS! I had a terrible cross between both and I am ashamed to admit what I did next; opened a bottle of S(C)IDER and SNIP! Please don’t look down upon me, but I was so over fixing crossed stitches and frogging and re-knitting, that I simply cut the yarn and retied it correctly. Hey, at least these are my socks, and not gifts, right?
First pair of Amsterdam socks finished! I proceeded to have a finished product photo shoot.
Unfortunately I don’t have anything I can block my socks with, so that will wait until my return to America…when I may possibly design my own and laser cut them!!
After those were finished with some Vampire Weekend in the background, I finally got around to finishing my Milly vest which has been finished (at least pieces) for about 2 months now. Finally, some SEAMING was done for this fella and she can finally be worn by yours truly!
(Yet another photo shoot followed)
After a quick chore break, I proceeded to SWATCH my next pair of socks, Esther. I was going to make up my own pattern for this, but a) didn’t want to ruin my yarn by trying and frogging and b) I found the PERFECT pattern so I just couldn’t resist. These are going to be done in my second set of Regia Extra Twist Merino Color yarn from Amsterdam as well. I really wanted a pattern that described my outlook on the city which was happy, cheerful, flower-filled, and cheeky so I looked to have a pattern with flowers. Success!
So, swatching done, and SOCKS started, I still have two projects casted on, a scarf for my mother for Mother’s day (though it’s 21 days until I see her again!! Yay! – after 12 months of seeing my parents for a total of 6 days, I will be reunited with them in TWENTY ONE! I’m so EXCITED!!) I think I have a sock addiction…at least one sock has to be casted on at all times. I guess it’s not so bad, considering I seem to have a problem with NOT felting them…blast my occasional spacey-ness!
’til next time, happy knitting!
(Follow the title and the bold words? Cheesy I know, but I was going for the alliteration)