Last night I pulled out my socks that I’ve been working on for the KAL over at Fans of Through the Loops, TTL Mystery Sock 2013 by Kirsten Kapur, and worked a few rounds. I have the final two clues but decided to modify just a bit and will not continue the leaf pattern to the toe, just a personal preference. I will not be knitting at warp speed, but do hope I can finish this pair quickly. I have to say, it felt good to knit again, especially after a two week break.
I joined Kelly’s new KAL over at the Celtic Cast On and will be knitting a pair of Business Casual socks designed by Tanis Lavallee of Tanis Fiber Arts over the next two months. I love Kelly’s KALs as they are fun, inspiring and not rushed.
Now for the sock yarn, I seem to have a mystery cake of fingering weight yarn in my stash that I have no clue what it is. I love the color, which is a dark olive, and I’m thinking it might be Malabrigo, but I’m not quite sure. I’ve even looked at all the blog post I’ve written that mentions sock yarn and cannot seem to discover what this caked yarn is, so it’s a mystery but I think it will work well for the KAL.
I’ve also been slowly working on my Modified Miss Yvette’s Afghan and have made a change to my original plan. Since this was mainly a stash busting project, I wanted to use the yarn on hand smartly and wanted to make sure the colors “flowed”. I soon realized that I would not have enough yarn to make complementing 12″ x 12″ squares, so I ripped out three squares and opted for a large 24″ x 24″ square. I will end up with a unique throw when done, but I think I will like it. I just need to do one more round of the dark heather gray, sew together and edge.
Here’s what it will look like…
Have you seen the latest issue of Knit Scene? For those you love vintage knitting, the roaring 20′s and Downton Abbey, you might want to take a look. This issue has several designs centered around vintage styles with a modern twist. There are also a few designs that to me are quite classic, one of which I have fallen in love with, the Humboldt Raglan by Alexandra Virgiel, and hope to make this pullover soon! You can view all 23 designs featured in this special issue online Knitting Daily.
Until next time, happy knitting, crocheting, spinning and crafting!