Wednesday, May 11, 2011
Work-in-Progress Wednesday 40
Happy Wednesday everyone! I'm watching my nieces again today, so won't be able to comment on all of the WIPW submissions until later in the day. I hope you are having a great week. After my long post yesterday, I don't have a ton to say, so I'll keep it short today.
Remember the ripple blanket I'm working on? Well, I figured I wouldn't show you the normal pic of it because it looks the same but bigger. I thought instead, you'd enjoy this picture. For those of you who follow my Twitter, you saw me post it on Monday night. One of my cats Roxy was caught red handed as I woke her up from laying on the blanket. See that brown piece of yarn? Yep, it's in her mouth, stuck under her lip. She fell asleep sucking on it and woke up and didn't realize it was still in her mouth.
Now, you're probably saying to yourself, wasn't her sock pink, white, green, black and purple and didn't it stripe a little? Why yes, yes it did. You are probably thinking of this sock. I finished the first sock, but didn't want to share it today because I plan to cheat. See, I'm going to use the 1st completed sock as a FO this week for Friday because I AM SO EXCITED ABOUT IT. I must admit, as dumb as this makes me, I was wearing it the other night after I finished it, along with a different sock on the other foot, just because I wanted to bask in its glory. This new sock was started for a few reasons.
Reason #1 (which is the main reason): I thought it would be weird to be sitting at the craft fair selling my own yarn but using a different brand. If anyone were to ask (and they did ask what I was knitting), I could tell them it was one of MY yarns. Makes sense, right?
Reason #2: I'm a little afraid to start the 2nd sock. You see, I wanted to make sure that it wasn't a fluke, that I could really start another sock that looks like a sock (or a sock cuff in this instance). Why did I not just prove I could make another using the other yarn so that I could then start on the pair? Well, I didn't want any problems I had taint it. Crazy, I know. The only problem I have now is that I need to finish this ribbing (which I'm going to go down to the heel flap with, again, I'm winging it) before starting on the 2nd sock of the other pair because I've been doing the ribbing one needle size smaller and I only have this one needle. Not that I mind.
You may remember the yarn I'm using for it as this skein. I originally called it Black Magic, but have since changed the name to Blackberry. In fact, I thought this skein was so pretty, not only did I keep it for myself and start on a project right away, I also dyed my last skein of un-dyed fingering in black as well. The skein is still drying, but once it's ready, it will be up on the Candy Skein website. I will say, the one drying is much more even in color and a lot darker. It's almost a purpley black. Very very pretty. :) Don't you love the way it's knitting up?
Okay, I said this would be short, but it turned out to be rather wordy. I apologize for that!
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