I found more of the same type of sport weight yarn I used for Mom’s first pair of striped stocks in the stash so these are Mom’s Striped Socks Revisited.
I started them last night and just got the heel turned while sipping my morning coffee.
I took the day off work and have much to accomplish and a busy weekend ahead so enough knitting for now and on to the list of things I need to get done. My Hobbit Shoes have come in very handy – they are keeping my feet toasty warm as the zero degrees temp (it was minus 11 yesterday when I went to the bus stop so heat wave to zero today so far) – but those cold temps are sure making the floors around here cold – not a problem with my Hobbit Shoes tho. I’m thinking I need to make a wild colored or maybe striped pair next, or maybe add some stranded colorwork.
My sweaters haven’t progressed much since last week. The sweater vest is actually blocked and I think after being on the blocking boards all week, the pieces are certainly dry and I can clear all that away – just haven’t had time. The other two sweaters were set aside while I worked on socks but I’ll get back at them in the next day or two. I told myself I must finish the pieces for my CF Deep Winter KAL sweater and get the CF Featherweight finished before I start on the next sweater.
I came across the Winter Weeds Cardigan pattern on Ravelry yesterday. I love the detail on the back of it. What a great way to add interest to a plain sweater. I won’t be making that exact sweater — I prefer seamed sweaters and regular sleeves rather than raglan — so I’ll generate a CustomFit sweater and then incorporate the design on the back into it. I just think it’s so pretty. If you look at the project pages for that sweater, there’s a yellow one I absolutely love – I love yellow and the design really pops on the back.
As for my Knitting from the Stash, you can see the finished projects at that link — a whole three of them now for 2015 so far but more to be added very soon — and as you can see from the numbers below — even with my yarn purchases for the first two Loopy Academy projects this semester (and only one of those projects done so far), I have still knit more than I have purchased.
Stash Yarn knit up to date: 1476
Yarn added to Stash to date: 1380
Okay – I must get busy around here. Check out all the other items on the needles at Judy’s (who I emailed about that Winter Weeds Cardigan and she loved too so she just might need to buy more yarn too) 😉