I’ve been plugging away on various knitting projects.
I knit this baby tart hat and passed it on to my friend, Dr. YiKeS. Instead of the yarn called for in the pattern, I used Rowan Cotton/Wool. The pink was a leftover from my first pair of socks, although I bought a spare ball just in case, so I ultimately ended up where I started as far as stash busting goes. It was fun to knit, except I really dislike the K3 together part of the pattern. Plus I should have done a gauge swatch in the bobble pattern, rather than stockinette, as it is larger than newborn size. Oh well.
I completed the bottom band of the Samus cardigan. I haven’t had the gumption however to start picking up all the 200 or so stitches required to start actually knitting the sweater.
After completing the dad socks, I starting knitting a pair for my brother. I did a couple new things, including an eye of the partridge heel and the pointed toe. I didn’t account for the fact that the pointed toe is longer than the typical toe that I knit, so the socks came out humongous Evan size rather than my brother’s normal foot size. Rather than rip out the toe and start over, I’ve decided to just finish the pair for Evan and knit a different pair for my brother. (Can you tell I hate ripping stuff out?) I also finally finished the first sock I started when we were visiting Yosemite. These socks are for me, so they are a very odd pair.
I have also been plugging away on my project for the Funky Scarf Swap. So far, other than the color, it’s not looking very funky, but it will be. Between now and when Sock Wars starts (September 22) I have to finish this up. I’d also really like to complete the sock for my second sock syndrome swap partner before then. I’d better get aknittin’.