I just deleted over 600 comments in the SpamTrap, so if something from one of you snuck into there, I am sorry. Usually when I clear it out, it’s 3 or 4 comments. So you can see how 600 was a little overwhelming for me. I am not sure what is going on with the Internet this week, but I disapprove! But yay for the trap working, I suppose.
On to the post! I was under the impression that there was oodles of knitting that I had done and not told you about, that I just needed to photograph. The window of time where there’s sunshine in my living room *and* I’m home *and* awake *and* everything isn’t too much of a mess is apparently as easy to find as Brigadoon.
It seems I am on crack, though, because when it came down to it, I just had a lace shawl & a pair of socks. I had to dig out some WIPs to make this worth an actual entry. It lives after the jump.
First up, the Shetland Triangle. I am famously not a fan of the triangle shawl, because my rear is quite notable enough without wearing an arrow pointing it out, but I also cannot resist a knitalong, and so now I have a triangular shawl. Um. Oops.
It was great fun to knit, and I am a sucker for this yarn and how gradually it shifts color. I am thinking, though, that this is my last lace without blocking wires. String blocking works much better than just pins, but is still wicked fiddly. So KnitPicks, here I come.
Next, striped socks! From Noro, of course. This is exactly the sort of pattern I cannot resist — when the yarn does all the work for you, the pattern is simplicity itself, and the bang for your knitting buck is most excellent.
I do have to admit that the yarn started its life as the first chart of the Wabenschal, however, the total there was less than the sum of its parts. I picked up some Mini Mochi at Madrona Fiber Arts, and I think that’ll make a marvelous Wabenschal. It’s the sort of sock yarn you pick up and know *immediately* that it is too good for your feet. It *must* be around your neck.
Here, have two WIPs. On both, I’m about a quarter to halfway through the second sock, but as both are identical pairs, not fraternal, I probably won’t bother photographing them again when they’re done. First, inspired by the Mojo socks, and made with Yarni sock yarn I bought in Minneapolis in January. I’ll be knitting this recipe again, maybe fraternals, maybe in a handpainted yarn.
And Ripple socks, from KnitPicks Felici. I bought this colorway on impulse because it was on clearance, and I am loving it. I am calling them my 70s socks. And that pattern? Is *so* easy. Just one row, eight stitch repeat, with alternate knit rows. I *know*. Mindless, but not too mindless, and with the color changes to keep it interesting. Love these socks! Also, I love this yarn. The Nautical & Fascinating socks I made with the Schooner colorway is my favorite pair of socks to wear. That the yarn is machine washable and dryable is a bonus.
Also, please note how fabulous they look on the new sock blockers! So much easier than trying to take pictures of my own feet, you have no idea, unless you are a sock knitter.
Speaking of sock knitting, which I am basically all the time, how excited are we about the Sock Summit*? I am dying for them to post the times for classes, because I can only go down to Portland for about half of it. I want to take the Crocheted Socks class, and then maybe some hour sessions. And then shop *lots*. (I say, as if I actually need any more sock yarn. Aiieee.)
Yay socks! Yay knitting!
* Yes, for you non-knitters, though I can’t imagine why you would be reading this whole entry, that is an entire conference about sock knitting. In Portland. It is what I am living for after the film festival. After August, though, we need to set me some new goals.