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Fiber Arts Friday: Catching up

Word Lily knitsSince I’ve spent the last feels-like-a-very-long while not blogging, I have some catching up to do. Although not all that much, because I wasn’t knitting hardly at all for most of that time.

But! Socks!

I made these quite awhile ago now, but I’m still smitten.

Silk Garden Socks

• Started and finished in December.
• Pattern: So Simple Silk Garden by Glenna C.
• Yarn: Noro Silk Garden Sock — apparently I didn’t jot down the colorway number.
• I worked the cables without a cable needle!
• (More details here.)
• I love Noro yarns. The long color changes, the single, everything. It reminds me of handspun, at least in some ways.

And these were made even longer ago, but I think I might love them more.

Hermione's Everyday Socks

• Started and finished in November.
• Pattern: Hermione’s Everyday Socks by Erica Lueder
• Yarn: Patons Kroy Socks FX in Camelot Colors
• (More details here.)
• Yay, purple!
• I loved how not-just-a-plain-stockinette-sock this was, while still being very simple and straightforward. I will (and have) sought out more patterns like it.

Do you wear colorful socks?

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Fiber Arts Friday: Busy week

It’s been a busy week fiber- and yarn-wise for me, so I have plenty to share with you!

• On Saturday I started and finished an accessory for Maisie. We’ve been watching college football, as is our custom in the fall, and Maisie has given me some strange looks when I cheer. I decided if she was able to wear team colors to help cheer the boys on, that might help. I couldn’t find anything fitting, so I just cast on, and my idea worked.

Maisie wearing her new kerchief.

Obviously, this piece wouldn’t need to be a statement of team pride, but in this case it is. Go Huskers! For me, it solved a bigger problem, too. I’d been wanting to knit something for Maisie, but I didn’t want to invest a lot of hours on something that she’d just destroy. And she’s warm enough with all that fluff that she doesn’t really need a coat, etc. My Puppy Kerchief project page on Ravelry (with more photos).

• On Monday I finally, for the first time, went to knit night (I think it’s actually called Sit, Sip and Knit — SSK — at this store). I’ve have the dates on my calendar for more than a year, but every time I convinced myself to make the trek, it was a holiday or something, when I know they’re sometimes closed. Well, notwithstanding Columbus Day, I went this week, and I had a good time. I plan to go back.

• On Wednesday I got exciting knitting and book mail!

Knitting books in the mail!

I’ve been deeply wanting these two books for what feels like ages. In reality it can’t have been that long, because Vogue Knitting Stitchionary Vol. Five: Lace Knitting only came out June 1. Knitting on the Edge by Nicky Epstein has been out a few years, but the point still holds. Regardless, I’m very excited to finally have both of these!

• With the books came the long cables I need to continue working on the blanket I’m creating. So I should get back to the graph paper (Excel, I think, maybe) and math on that.

• I’ve been pondering making Iced (Ravelry link). If I do, I’ll likely make it in worsted/aran-weight yarn, reclaimed from a gray sweater hanging in my closet, rather than the bulky it calls for. And I think I’ll end up adding pockets, too. It would be my first time knitting pockets, but a cardigan is generally more useful to me with pockets. Based on the one tutorial I read, I think it wouldn’t be that difficult.

• I finished the second prototype of a hat I’m designing, and there’s definite progress. Just want to try one or two more things before I decide it’s finished. (Oh, and decide if I want to offer multiple sizes. And if so, work on that….)

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What have you been working on this week?

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