Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Work in Progress Wednesday 190

Hi everyone. I hope you are having a good week. Nothing exciting in my neck of the woods. I've been busy with life things and work, so haven't gotten as much knitting done as I had hoped.




I'm still plugging away on my Rondelay and on the last row! I got nervous thinking I didn't have enough yarn, so didn't actually do the first knit row of the border, but now I think I do. I debated on ripping it back and adding the row, but I don't it would really add much. Sorry for the crappy photo! I'm in the middle of the row so can't pull it out and it's terrible lighting.

That's pretty much what I've worked on! Nothing too fancy. I started the second sock of my Socks on a Plane, but it's seriously 4 rows into the toe, so not worth photographing. I did finish the 1st sock!

I'll try to post something for Friday, but will be out of town, so no promises. I hope you all have a great rest of the week and I'll hopefully see you Friday. If not, have a great weekend and see you next week!

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Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Work in Progress Wednesday 189





Happy Wednesday! I hope you are having a great week. Mine is going okay so far. It's extremely hot here (it was in the 90s yesterday and will be again today!) so it's been a challenge to get all of my work done in my studio before I start to get too hot. My studio really heats up when I have three pots going at the same time of almost boiling water and no air conditioning. The good thing is, since I have to speed through the work before the late afternoon hits, that means more knitting time!

Last week you saw the start of my sock, but I actually ripped it back and started over. I realized it was too big, despite using the normal number of stitches I usually use (64). I made the toe narrower, going down to 12st per needle, and then only increased to 60. That seemed to work out great, and it was easy to do since the only patterning on the sock is the side cable.


I'm actually a little further now than in this picture, but as you can see I've started to travel up the leg. As mentioned last week, this is my first toe up sock. I'm glad I'm doing it, but I think I like the process and feel of cuff down better. The positive is I won't feel like I have to shy away from any sock pattern due to the way it is constructed. I don't want these socks too tall, so I've added a few more cable repeats up the side and then will start the cable with ribbing today if I get a chance. I'm using Candy Skein Savory fingering, so I have 400 yds to play with, and I want to make sure I have enough left over to make a square for my sock blanket.

As far as new things, these are also new to me needles. I'm using the Addi Sock Rockets for the first time. I will say, I love them and want a few more. The cables are amazing and the needles are sturdy, but light with sharp tips. I have no complaints at all and these will be my go to needles from now on I think. It's funny because I don't care for normal Addis but it makes me want to try them again to see if the company has improved them since last I worked with them.

That's it for me today. I hope you have a great rest of the week. Hopefully I'll have this sock done by FO Friday!

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Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Work in Progress Wednesday 188

Hi everyone! I hope you're having an awesome week so far. I have two projects to share today, one being my Rondelay that I'm still working on, and the second is a toe up sock!



As mentioned, this is the Rondelay pattern. It uses one skein of yarn and I'm using my Candy Skein April '14 colorway, Atomic Jelly Beans. I'm still loving the pattern, though haven't gotten as far as I'd hoped on it. I just finished the second portion and have a third left, plus a small border. I really do love it!



My second project is a new pair of socks. This is huge for me because I've never done toe up before! I decided to pick a pretty easy but popular pattern that wasn't plain vanilla but didn't have too much going on. I'm using Candy Skein Savory fingering and knitting the Socks on a Plane pattern that's free on Ravelry. So far so good, though I did the cabling that I have so far at knitting group and kept losing track of my row count. Oops! Sorry for the blurriness of the photo  (and my hand in it) but it was the only picture that the color came through at all. Most pictures made the yarn look all blue. It will be interesting to see how I like toe up. It seems big and blocky right now. I'm doing 64 sts which is what I normally do for socks. Hmmm...

That's it for me today. I hope you have a great rest of your week and I'll see you Friday!

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Friday, March 28, 2014

FO Friday 174

Hi everyone! Thank god it's Friday, right? It's been a crazy busy week for me and I'm ready to relax a little, despite having some work to do as well. At least I love my work. :)

I don't have a finished project to share this week unfortunately. I've been too busy to have enough knitting time to finish anything, but my project I shared Wednesday, the Rondelay shawlette, is going great and I hope to be finished by next Friday. I'll keep my fingers crossed but won't promise anything.

I hope you all have a great weekend!

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Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Work in Progress 187



Hi everyone! I hope all is well. So far this week has been much better than last so that's great news.

I have a new project to share, and I'm so excited because it's with Candy Skein April '14 colorway, Atomic Jelly Beans. I've had such a hard time keeping this colorway a secret because I love it so so much!





This is the Rondelay shawlette. I have to say, it's an insanely fun pattern, goes extremely fast and is perfect for all those crazy variegated skein you probably have in your stash like I do. As soon as my friend Regina mentioned this pattern, I knew right away it was perfect for Atomic Jelly Beans! Doesn't it just scream Spring?

If interested, you can purchase single skeins of Atomic Jelly Beans, or the 3 month pack for April-June at candyskein.com.

That's it for me today. I hope you have a great rest of your week!