Sad but true, the Memory Blanket by Georgie Nicolson requested by The Prophet (20-something son) is the last project I performing any clicking of the needles on. Not sure why I’ve lost my knitting mojo…perhaps it might be because I’ve re-established a very close relationship with my spinning wheel (more about Levana on another day.
I cast on for The Prophet’s Memory Blanket in December of 2019, and have been using leftover yarn, mostly from my hand-knit sock projects. Some of the chosen yarn brands are the following: Madeline Tosh, Miss Babs, Malabrigo, Dashing Dachs, Woolen Rabbit, sunshine Yarns, Dream in Color, Scott’s Swag, Handmaiden, DogEared Dyeworks, Spunky Eclectic, Unique Sheep, Koigu, Briar Rose Fibers, Woolmeise, Sundara Yarn, Socks that Rock and Austerman. There are a couple of squares in which I’ve lost the yarn band or never added a note to the sandwich bag housing the leftover, so unfortunately a couple of unkowns.
At least, I graduated to the 4th row so I am up to square #38…but then again that is only 38 out of 144 as ultimately the blanket will be 12 squares by 12 squares. AND I will also add a border of some sort…lots more knitting to get this moved from WIP to FO status. It is a great pattern and easy to remember…basically potato-chip knitting if you know what I mean. I really need to balance out my knitting versus spinning. Any suggestions for getting back on track with my knitting?
It is time to resurrect WIP it Wednesday. Well, not exactly a current WIP, as this project is a real deep dive into the vault of very sad and lingering pile of half-knits. In this case, even less than half as the heel flap is barely started on sock #1!
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It is such a feeling of accomplishment to tick off finishing pair #1 for Box O Sox KAL 2018. A bonus was using yarn in my stash and completely a pattern that I admired and coveted for many years. Continue reading “Finished Friday”
Since I did finally finish my first pair for Box O Sox 2018, my size 0 HiYa HiYa circular was open for a new pair of socks to be cast on. As I planned, I started the Hugs and Chocolate Kisses socks with Dream in Color Smooshy in “Spicy Smooches.”
I do enjoy a twisted rib for cuffs on socks…a little out of the ordinary. I ended up with one and a half repeats of the rib. And now on to the first six rows of the X and O Lace Pattern.
Since visually, other than one completed Crusoe, my knitting progress looked very similar to last week. I thought that today I would share my knitting plans for the future…goal knits and what I have in the works for February. Continue reading “Plans for a Hugs, Kisses and an Olympic Trip”
Thankfully both socks for each pair that I’m knitting have progressed. Both “Crusoe” and “Zigzagular” have each made it to and successfully through the heel turn. Continue reading “WIP It Wednesday”
Even though I’m still not done with the Zigzagular Socks for The Prophet’s birthday (he’s okay with the pair being late), I cast on for pair #1 of Box O Socks on January 1. I chose the pattern Crusoe, a Knitty pattern from 2005, so I can finally start knitting with skeins of Koigu that I purchased from Cast On Cottage in Georgia the same year. The colorway is KPPM P12831, and is definitely in keeping with the premise for the name of the pattern. Continue reading “Sock It To Me Wednesday”