A pair of mystery socks:
And a Hitchhiker:
See what some other folks finished at Tami's Amis.
Here's what's in the works and what's coming up in my fibery world:
I was looking at ads on Ravelry and had to find out what Yarnbox was about. It turns out it is a yarn club type thing, only you get to express a lot of preferences up front. There are also a lot of different choices in how many shipments you get. I got really interested in finding out more and hit a dead end. They are subscribed up for the moment. I wasn't able to give in to temptation yet, but expect to hear back from them at some point.
It's a nice pattern because it isn't terribly obvious that the pattern's Dalek-related. It did come out a lot smaller than I expected. If someone reading this thinks they'd like to make it, I advise taking the time to swatch.
I decided to switch from 7 to 11 patterns because a) it makes more sense to me and b) I know I'll happen upon more patterns that I just have to do. One of my favorite designers, SpillyJane, has come up with two Whovian mitten designs. Bow Tie Mittens Are Cool was released today. I'm thinking of using the new Tardis control room as color inspiration.
Lucy socks, sock one. The yarn kind of disguises the pattern that runs down the front. This isn't all bad, because the mistakes don't show. If I could've seen the pattern better, maybe the mistakes would not have been made in the first place. Oh, well.
Lots of other folks have WIPs you can see at Tami's Amis.
The supplies list for Tour de Sock appeared. Each of the six socks has its own project bag. Each bag has a tag on it with the sock requirements. I selected each yarn via Ravelry stash searches. I dug them out of storage and placed them in the bags. Two of them need beads and I found those. I even swatched to pick a needle size for each project. The picture's the swatch that has been converted into a catnip toy.
I've only got 6 patterns so far, but expect that at least one more will fall into my lap before November. Which one to do first? I've been wanting to do the Whovian Argyle. I'd like to play with a good color combination for the Bowties are Cool socks. Then there's the Insulate Hat. I wonder if I've got a good Dalek-colored yarn for that?
This is the current state of the Kelso hoodie. The new rule is that every time I finish a sock I have to do one pattern repeat. It shouldn't be too long before I reach the underarm and things get interesting.
This is the first of the Michigan Slip Sport Socks. I was playing a game online where a portion of it had a Bollywood theme. Something about this yarn reminded me of the bright Indian colors in the game.
More WIPs at Tami's Amis.
It's a water bottle with the club logo and an 8 ply superwash merino called Enticement. The dyer's video log about how she came up with the colors was interesting. I know that each skein is unique, but was a little sad that I didn't end up with one of the skeins with the colors she described. Mine is about half green, a quarter orange, and a quarter blue/purple. Maybe some of the colors I like better than orange and brown will appear when the yarn's wound up.
I'm a bit burned out on the knitknitknit of the Kelso hoodie. Motivation to pick it back up may be on the way. I got Foggy Dew from Sheepy Time Knits. It's for a sweater called The Jumble Sale Kimono for the Widow Mayhew's Daughter (Ravelry link) from What(Else) Would Madame DeFarge Knit?. I am not allowed to so much as wind a single skein for it until the Kelso's done.
I officially gave up on the Pirouette Socks. If the Knitting Police show up at my door, I'll throw the ball of Wollmeise at them that I was using to do the Pirouette. It's the first Cookie A club sock I've not done. I'm not wasting my first skein of Wollmeise on something that makes me unhappy. So there.
Avoiding the Kelso led me to a MOCK called Drip Drip Drop. A MOCK is a mystery sock. Drip Drip Drop has some pretty fancy cables on it, so I have had fun doing it. Unfortunately, the next clue doesn't come out until Wednesday.
What next? It'll probably involve digging through the Use It Or Lose It bin and my Ravelry queue. It won't involve the Kelso.
I've been reading postings by other people who've been having trouble with their Pirouette socks. I think I've figured out where I went wrong and expect to pick them back up soon. That's all I'm working on right now. I added a bunch of yarn to my sell list on Ravelry. The roof has been misbehaving and I may need to replace it. Sigh.