Monday, March 19, 2018

Catch Up

I've not been getting back to the computer for one reason or another.  I have been knitting, so here's what I've been doing.

I got tired of working on the stripey socks so I started Covered in Bees:

I was still tired of the stripey socks so I started a pair with the leftovers from two of the Must Stash yarns.  Since one of the yarns was the same one that I was using to do the stripey socks, I was forced to finish them:

In the works in one way or another:
  • Leftover socks.  Half a sock to go
  • Handmade Sock Society #2.  Pattern's about two weeks away.  Yarn has been chosen.  It is pink.
  • Mystery project.  About to dig the yarn out for it.  Will begin once the Leftovers are done.
  • Birds or Trees pillow.  I found a cool double knit pattern for a pillow with a bird and a stylized tree on it.  Pattern proceeds are for charity, so that's one bonus.  I often have odd reasons for doing projects.  The reason for this one is that in the little town I live in, half of the streets are named after birds and the other half after trees.  This amuses me.  I live on the tree side on the only road that isn't named for either.
  • Yet another crocheted blankie.  I've been eyeing a pattern but have not committed to it yet.  

Saturday, March 10, 2018

Still another one done

Winter Roses, the first of the patterns from Handmade Sock Society.

This leaves only the sweater that I’m ignoring and the Smooth Operator Socks.  They are the ones I’m doing with the Addi FlexiFlips needles.
I haven’t decided whether or not I like them.  I’m knitting more slowly with them, but that could be part of learning something new.  It took a couple of inches before I stopped losing stitches from one end or the other.  That could be because of the number of stitches, too (72 total).  My knitting is more even than usual.  That could be from having to slow down.  It could also be from the needles.

I am sure that I like the yarn.  It is from Must Stash’s Beatlemania collection.

Friday, March 9, 2018

And one more

I’m still slogging away at the pair I started before Ravellenics.  They are what kicked off bored mode.

I was going to dig out crochet hooks and cotton yarn to add to the other supplies for the mystery project.  Then I pulled a pair of Addi FlexiFlips out of the mailbox and plans changed.  I found a Susan B. Anderson pattern that should work great with one of the Must Stash yarns.  I can’t wait to give those new needles a try.

Thursday, March 8, 2018

Another finish

Lennon and McCartney, which need a bit of blocking.

The rainbow yarn pair should appear soon because they only have a toe to go.

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Look, I finished something

The bad news is that there are 3 pair of socks in progress, up to 3 more being considered, and one mystery project.  The last one involves a pair of flip flops I got at Target this afternoon and a pointy tool previously used for bookbinding.

Saturday, March 3, 2018

Easily Bored Sock Knitter

I’m going through some kind of phase where I get bored with whatever I’m doing pretty easily.

The first of the Handmade Sock Society patterns is pretty, but it has a super simple 5 row pattern repeat.

The Girly Feeling socks are nice, but I keep regretting using the Knit Picks Bare for the main color.  The yarn is too loosely spun and fuzzy.  I’m too lazy to start over, though.

I got an urge to use the Must Stash yarn from last summer.  The pattern I picked has a centered double decrease that I could not make look like the pictures.  You would think that after knitting all these years that something like that would be simpler than this.

I’m on the second sock of all three.

While hunting for self striping patterns, I found one written specifically for yarn that’s in my stash.  I happily dropped the others and started on Wonder and Madness.

The yarn is Nothing Says Screw You Like a Rainbow.  Rainbow stripes alternate with white clouds in a blue sky.   It is kind of fun, but maybe I’ll take a break and find pattern for those other Must Stash skeins first.

Saturday, February 24, 2018

PHD: Projects Half Done

Well, some of them are done.  This one's a shawl that was supposed to be for Ravellenics.  I don't like how it came out so I'm not submitting it for a medal.

When I developed an attitude problem toward most of my Ravellenics projects, I went back and finished some PHDs.  This is one of the Valentine's day socks.  I slid it to one side so that all the cables down the center show up.  They came out well.  Yarn in Wollmeise, colorway So Long Kitty.
These are Curling socks.  I actually did some of the knitting while watching curling.  I have no idea how the game is played.  I have an irrational fascination with the people sweeping the ice in front of the curling thingys.

As previously mentioned, I got tired of knitting my Sock Arms sweater.  It may be done by the first anniversary of the current Ravellenics.  Maybe not.

Winter Rose socks, the first pair of this year's Handmade Sock Society socks.  I didn't expect them to come out stripey.

Olympia socks, the one thing I'm doing for Ravellenics that will be finished in time, I like, and should fit.  The little circles between mock cables represent medals that the USA won in the games that are being played in Korea.  It's going to be a marathon to finish any medals that might be won in the next 24 hours plus the toes.

What does one do when one has many projects and no interest in working on them?  Start another one!  This is a pattern called Girly Feeling Socks.  The contrast color is supposed to change every four rows.  There's no way I'm going to work in that many ends.  I used a variegated yarn and like the way it is going.  I think a self-striping might've been even better.