I did a lot of knitting – and casting on – this week. I let myself knit on whatever I wanted to work on. No worries about what I should work on or what I need to work on – just what I wanted to work on.
Mini-Skein Blender Socks
I got through the second color and started the third. I’m now at the start of the gussets.
I’ll admit that the 2 strands of yarn and swapping of colors isn’t all that. But I do like the effect.
Paul’s Chicago Bears Socks
I also put several inches on Paul’s Bears socks and I’m ready to start the gussets. These are supposed to be his 2013 socks but given we’re 3 days away from 2014 I suspect they’ll be a tad late.
Paul’s Pismo Hat
Fortunately though I also started his Pismo hat in 2 shades of Debbie Bliss Baby Cashmerino. I began with a tubular cast on that only took me 4 tries – that cast on is SO fiddly. And then once I got the cast on right, I knit the first row with the tail. Awesome.
But now I’m at the last round of the red stripe so it should be easy sailing until the decreases.
I’m calling this Paul’s I Love You This Much hat because I wouldn’t do all that twisted ribbing for just anyone.
And that probably includes myself.
SKA January 2014 plans
I decided to to the SKA knitdown for January – the technique of the month is lace and I love knitting lace socks. The longer repeats make the knitting go quickly and the results are gorgeous. I’ve narrowed it down to 4 designs
and 4 stash yarns
Right now I’m leaning toward Isabella D’Este in the orange.
I have two more cast ons that I didn’t take pics of yet but the dark and dank day is making that impossible so I’ll show you them next time.
I’ll catch you on the purl side.