I added another section to The Shift cowl. Apologies for the dodgy evening photo.
I finished my Sweet and Tartan socks by Tracie Millar.
Last Sunday I was questioning what to do because the first sock was a bit tight, well by that afternoon I had ripped it all out and started it again knitting the medium size (64 stitches) with 2.25mm needles. My usual size for plain socks would be 64 stitches on 2mm or 56 stitches on 2.25mm, so if you do this pattern I’d recommend going a needle size up to allow for the pull in on the slipped stitches.
I only continued the tartan pattern to where my shoe would begin and after that I just did 2 rows in each colour so they were very quick. I finished them on Friday, it helps my feet are tiny (UK 3/US 5). One sock is accidentally 1 row shorter, did you spot it? I prefer the heel on Hermione’s Everyday sock (HES) pattern, so I’d use that heel instead if I knit it again. I forgot to do the turquoise stripe before the toe and did change the toe to the HES one. Not much else to say except it’s a fun knit and quick because it’s addictive and easy to memorise.
The yarn is 4 ply yarns from Cookston Crafts, Ripples Crafts and some I’d dyed myself. I’m not sure if I will make the pattern again but I do like the look, but I will definitely do stripes again using 2 coloured yarns, that’s very easy!
Tomorrow I am off on holiday! My husband is staying home to look after the dog, whilst I jet off to Toronto, Michigan and Wisconsin to see friends! I will be posting on my travel blog at some point about what I’ve been getting up to. I’m only taking hand luggage and at the moment I don’t think I have room for any knitting projects…but there’s a knitting project going to be waiting for me to start in Wisconsin. It’s unlikely I’ll have anything to report next Sunday on this blog, so I will do the next YOP update in a fortnight.
This is a Year of Projects post. Officially the Group is in its 12th year, but this is my 5th year participating. If you would like to find more about the Year of Projects Group on Ravelry.