Nearly a Sock

I showed you the ball of yarn I had wound for these socks last Sunday and I have been plugging along on the first sock (and another project) since then.

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I’m just about ready to start on the toe.  It’s always at this point I look at the remaining cake of yarn and think — is there really enough left for another whole sock?  There usually is but of course I never bother to weigh the cake of yarn when I start so I know for sure.  Time will tell.

And darn I just remembered I was going to think about layering a quilt this weekend – which is fast approaching and I haven’t gotten any batting yet?  Amazon to the rescue — I will have to see what they’ve got.

I also worked a bit on this herringbone stitch cowl – which I also showed you the cake of yarn in in my previous post (see I really have been knitting the past couple days).  This photo is right after I ripped it off the needles.

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The stitch shows the various shades in this bright pink yarn off so well but I need to try a larger needle size (for herringbone stitch you use several needle sizes above the suggested needle size for the yarn) and I need to find less pointy needles.  This is single ply yarn so my pointy needles keep catching the threads of other stitches as I’m working a row which is slowing things down.

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