It’s been awhile since I posted about my knitting. It has definitely slowed down this semester, which has been full of writing and job market things, but there have been a few projects that I’ve finished. I will list them in reverse order:
These are in honor of Halloween: Jeannie Cartmel’s OppAtt socks using Barking Dog Sirius yarn, Vampira and the Crypt Keeper. All of the yarns in this line use reverse colors, which is super fun to knit with. I haven’t work them yet but imagine they will also be fun to wear.
Sam socks, by Cookie A. using my favorite yarn, Sanguine Gryphon Skinny Bugga. That wraps up almost all of the patterns in Cookie’s first book Sock Innovation (there are 2 or 3 more I want to knit) just in time for her second book knit.sock.love to arrive at my door. I want to knit almost all the socks in the 2nd book too!
These are for Darren, a simple pair of vanilla socks using self-striping yarn. This colorway is called Hellfire and is in Knitterly things vesper sock. I am on a bit of a self-striping kick lately.
This pair, Achillea, were the 2nd pair I knit for someone in exchange for yarn. Although I love these socks, I found knitting with someone else’s yarn more constraining than I like my knitting to be. I likely won’t do it again anytime soon.
This pattern, Charybdis, knit in socks that rock lightweight, has become one of my favorite patterns of all time. I am really loving simple patterns that show off variegated and stripey yarns lately.
These slipper socks in bulky weight yarn have inspired me to knit more pairs because they knit up so freakin’ fast! I knit the first sock in less than 4 hours.
These are gorgeous Vilai socks in Numma Numma the Usual. I gave them to Jessica as a payment for editing for me.
The first pair of socks I knit with someone else’s yarn. It was really hard to find a pattern to match this one but I really like the combination of Katie socks with Wollmeise.
These socks went to a swap partner. They are made out of string theory caper sock, with 10% cashmere, a joy to knit with. The pattern is Mystery sock ’09.
I made this shawl and wore it to my sister-in-law’s wedding. It is being modeled by Susan, who I think is Darren’s 2nd cousin. The shawl pattern is Caricia and is made out of Plucky knitting 50/50 silk merino. The silk dresses it up and gives it a gorgeous drape. I still have a bit of this yarn leftover and am thinking of making a long pair of fingerless gloves out of it.
This pair of Kai-mei, also by Cookie A., were made for a friend out of Sundara sock in Pine over gold. She is a fan of green.
And finally, a pair for me, my heart beets for u designed by Anne Hanson and knit out of STR lightweight. I am crazy about the beet motif on the heel.