Sunday, 5 March 2017

Sunday Funnies

I have a confession to make.

I have a lot of yarn.

I have so much sock yarn I could knit a pair of socks a week, and still not run out of sock yarn for years.

I can safely say that I have reached STABLE (STash Acquired Beyond Life Expectancy).
But after all,

Happy Sunday!


Friday, 3 March 2017

Friday Finishes

I haven't done one of these in a long time!  I have two pairs of socks to show you today.  Both pairs have been finished this year for Winter Camp.

The first pair is made from Opal sock yarn in their Rain Forest line.  From what I can determine (mostly from Google Translate) the colour is called "Darling".

The second pair is also made from Opal sock yarn from the Best Friends line.  The colour is called "Trust".

I love working with Opal sock yarn.  It's nice to knit with, and I love their colours.  The challenge with Opal is that since the repeats in their patterns tend to be very long finding exactly where to start the second sock so that they match can take more patience than I have some days.  It's worth it, though, when I put the socks beside each other and they match.

The pattern I use for my socks is based on Kate Atherley's Basic Ribbed Socks.  I've modified it a bit in the heel and toes to fit me better.  What I love about this pattern is that I can just sit and knit on it without having to worry if I've missed some repeat.  Excellent TV knitting!


Thursday, 2 March 2017

I'm Back!

Hello people!  I'm back!

I've been busy the last few months.  I did finish the sweater in time for NaKniSweMo.

And then got sucked into finishing my Christmas knitting.  Unfortunately, I didn't take any pictures of the presents before they were given away.  I also did an advent calendar that was a mini skein of yarn per day.  I did manage to get all 24 skeins added to my scrappy blanket before the end of the year.

Starting January 1, I joined Winter Camp on Ravelry.  So far I've completed two pairs of socks and I'm working on a third pair.  I'm also working on another sweater; same pattern, different colour yarn.

Tomorrow, pictures of finished socks!  Have a lovely Thursday!