Well I have barely gotten any work done on the Honeybee Stole because I had a slight issue with tangled yarn and had to cut a huge chunk of the yarn out and it is not useable anymore so I am a little concerned that I won’t have enough yarn. I am thinking that I will do one or two less repeats of the first lace pattern so that I will definitly have enough. So there are no photos of that today as I am a little frustrated at the moment with it.
Then we have the Twisted Tulip Socks (ravelry link) which I have come far enough along to get pictures but just barely. You are just starting to be able to see the stitch pattern on them. I haven’t gotten very far with them as there has been very little time to knit without the tv this week.
Then the last WIP I have is the pair of self striping socks that I started in order to have tv knitting. They are coming along well and I am loving seeing the stripes form as I knit. They are just basic top down socks from Getting Started Knitting Socks and I am knitting the ankle in a knit 1 purl 1 ribbing.
Lastly I have given up on the afghan and I am going to make sweaters out of the yarn that I originally bought for it. I think that I have enough to make 2 sweaters out of what I have left since I was doubling up worsted weight yarn for the afghan. So I will soon be casting on the Hex Cardigan (ravelry link) from Knitting Nature with some of the afghan yarn. I just have to go get the right size needles for the pattern either this evening or tomorrow. I think that after I make the Hex Cardigan I am going to make Oblique from Knitty with more of the yarn from the afghan. I believe after that I will have about 12 balls left of the yarn and I am not quite sure what I will do with that. Well thats all for today tomorrow is Friday Favorites so you can look forward to seeing something cool from Etsy then.
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Well I have photos of some of my WIPs. The first two photos are of my Honeybee Stole which is coming along rather nicely if I may say so myself. I am really enjoying working with this yarn and pattern. I love the way it is knitting up. In these photos I have just started the 3rd pattern repeat. I have been moving rather slowly with this as it is not great tv knitting or podcast knitting because I have to concentrate pretty hard on it.
The next photo I have it of my Twisted Tulip Socks. I started them this past weekend but got a couple rows in and had to frog them due to not reading the directions for the chart properly. So I started them over and they are moving a little more smoothly now. I still haven’t gotton a whole lot done on them but am beginning to get used to reading a chart so I think they will move a little quicker from now on.
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Well I finished the Monkey socks earlier this afternoon and have pictures of them on my feet.
I love them and they fit wonderfully. These are my second pair of socks that I have made and the first pair were to big. So this is a big deal that they fit so well. I am super excited. They are super comfy and I will probably wear them tomorrow.
Also I have started a pair of socks with the Yarn Pig Petunia Sock that is talked about in this post. I decided on the Twisted Tulip Socks even though I am a little worried about doing cables on such small needles. Also this is the first pattern that I have had to use a chart in which I was a little nervous about because I am horrible at keeping my place in stuff like that. I cast on for them and did two rows on them this evening and am not finding the chart to hard yet but it is still pretty easy to keep track of the rows as I am not to far into them yet. However I have already done one cable cross and found it super easy so those fears are completely gone. Hopefully working with the chart won’t be to hard because I love the socks and would hate to have to pull them back and start something else due to being to confused with the chart. I don’t have any pictures of them yet but will probably have some either Monday or Tuesday once I have a little more done on them.
I also got a little bit of work done on the Honeybee Stole and am almost done with the second 20 row repeat and will have pictures of that once the repeat is done although I can’t promise that will be real soon because the project isn’t good tv knitting so I have to be in the mood to just sit and knit to be able to knit on that.
Anyways I am having a great weekend so far and tomorrow promises to be a great day as well. My youngest sisters 16th birthday is tomorrow so I went out to breakfast with my family this morning and then tomorrow night my mother is making a big birthday dinner. So this weekend is full of family fun.
More on those socks at the beginning of this week but for now I have to leave and go to bed.
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