The My Sister’s Knitter Sock Yarn KAL kicked off yesterday. It’s a great group – conversation, advice, laughter…and enablement. Lots of enablement.
This next KAL is all about sock yarn – it doesn’t matter the project or the gauge – just that it uses sock yarn.
As Gigi says – it makes my heart sing.
I had so many ideas for what project I would cast on first – there are so many great options.
Finally, after lots of hemming and hawing I picked Collinear. I’ve been obsessed with two color garter shawls and this is a newer shawl so I haven’t hit FO exhaustion yet. Plus the placement of the colors made it easy to include orange – a color I love but doesn’t look good close to my face.
The magenta is Neighborhood Fiber Company Rustic Fingering in Charles Village from the stash. The orange is Tosh Merino Light in Citrus that I got in a Ravelry stash sale.
I CO yesterday and discovered what I thought might be a small error. I emailed Paulina the designer and she replied back within a few minutes and confirmed it was an error. Then she uploaded the new PDF to Ravelry right after that. The whole thing took 10? minutes. Very impressive customer service and I wouldn’t think twice about making another Paulina Popiolek design in the future. And it just so happens I have two more of her designs in my library.
Lucky that it’s the year of the sock yarn, because I have no shortage of sock yarn WIPs – 14 active WIPs and several more that are hibernating. I’ve worked on 5 of them in the past few weeks – not bad. I keep reminding myself that slow and steady wins the race. My mom mentions that whenever I tell her that I have too much to do.
I might have a thing for pink
All that sock yarn and only 3 pairs of sock WIPs. I might need to fix that says the unwise woman.
But for now, let’s remind ourselves that I’m knitting (partially) with stash yarn. And partially with pink.
If you’re like me and have an unending compulsion to browse, shop, buy, stash and knit sock yarn of any color, check our our Ravelry group. Just be prepared to be enabled.
I’ll catch you on the purl side.