It’s been a slow couple of weeks for me in the knitting department but I’m slowly making progress on my first sock. As mentioned in an earlier post, I’m knitting a pair of Vorticity socks, designed by Alice Yu. After a couple of chart reading issues, I decided to purchase the digital copy of Issue 20 of the Knitter so I could have the actual written instructions. I guess I’m rather an odd knitter, but for me I feel that if you have charts you should also have written instructions so you can understand the design more completely. I know there has been a huge debate on charts vs. written instructions and I have to say, I prefer written instructions. But again, that’s me. I have to give a huge thank you to the other knitters in the Socktopus Book KAL for their assistance during my knitting hiccups!
With that being said, I made good progress on my sock and I’m just about ready to start the heel. I really like how the design is forming and right now it rather looks like a cable design but it’s a manipulation of stitches making it look like it does ~ truly love it!
Yesterday I wore my Rosamund Cardigan to work and it really made me want to knit another top down cardigan but in cotton. I purchased quite a bit of cotton last month when the Needler’s Nest closed and have been searching for the right patterns to use. Today, I received my newsletter from Cascade Yarns that mentioned the Summer Waves Cardi designed by Vera Sanon. I love the simple lines of this cardigan and the touch of lace makes the perfect edging.
This pattern is perfect to use for my stash of Twilleys of Stamford Freedom Sincere Organic Cotton DK yarn. I’m plan to cast on this cardi as soon as I finish my socks and will look forward to wearing here in Arizona!
I’ve also started a new adventure that I’m rather excited about, which is researching my family history on Ancestry.com. I just have to say that this is very fun and like putting a puzzle together and can be quite time-consuming, not to mention rather addictive! I’ve been very fortunate to have quite a lot of family history from my Mom’s family and a little bit of family history from my Dad’s family, which makes it a little easier in my research. I’m also researching my husband’s family and have found all kinds of interesting facts, including that his great-grandfather was a barber, which my husband was a barber and had his own shop when we first got married. This little fun fact made hubby’s day as he didn’t know this bit of family history.
Have a wonderful fibery filled day and until next time, happy knitting, crocheting, spinning and crafting!