I finished the first sock from the sock flat that I started a few weeks ago. It needs to be blocked – it’s a bit crumply from knitting with the crimped yarn. But it is pretty.
I’m in love. The colors are very different for me and I love that. Turquoise, yellow, orange and blue – all colors outside of my comfort zone. And if you’re going to venture outside of your comfort zone, sock knitting is a great way to go.
Then, I got an email about the Pretty Awesome Yarn Pouch by HeartStrings. It only takes about 125 yards of fingering weight, uses a small amount of beads and has some lace knitting. I couldn’t resist and I cast on with a skein of yarn I bought at the 2005 Stitches East show (yes – it’s 8 years old!). I’ve knitted through the lace part and just have the simple openwork to go for the bag.
I think I’m going to line it with a silky fabric – both to help the yarn not get caught on the bag and as another decorative touch. This is a quick knit and I think I’ll be done by next weekend. Yay for the quick knit project!
Have a fabulous week and I’ll catch you on the purl side (maybe with an FO?).