2 posts in a row, I've FOs to show.
I've finished Alice's socks. She loves them.
Pattern: Double Lace Ribbing Socks by Charlene Schurch from More Sensational Knitted Socks
Yarn: Wollmeise 100% Merino Superwash, half a skein.
Needles: 2.5mm wooden dpns
They fit great. I know I always say I'm not a fan of toe up socks, but it's a great technique for using up yarn ends and also for fitting to feet that are always changing in size. Kids feet grow too fast for a slow knitter!
I have to say, I love Charlene Schurch's sock books. They must be the books I've made the most patterns from.
In fact, I cast on today for another pair from the same book as above, the Baby Fern Socks (Ravlink)
I'm using the Wollmeise in Pffeferminz Prinz that I tried unsuccessfully to make the Pomatomus socks with. I'm not expecting these to be done any time soon, they're my on the road, knit night socks. Not my knitting at home project.
Last night I decided to start my organization of all things knitty in the house by going through my magazines and queueing anything I liked, so when I came to start a new project I could peruse the queue without having to take the bookshelf apart. My magazine pile is fairly substantial!
That's just the magazines, mind you. It doesn't include my books. That's for another day.
Anyway, I spent a very pleasant few hours going through them all, and managed to queue quite few new things! the queue feature on Ravelry was something I hadn't really used before, and if I stay disciplined about it and not add loads of stuff then it should be a useful tool to help me stay library organised.
So, I'm now brimming full of lovely things I want to make!
Of course, that means I have to get my WIPs out of the way. I'm doing well on that front I think. I've been knitting away on the Summit Shawl too, I've got about another two repeats done. I think I might stop it at just the one ball of Malabrigo Lace and save the other ball for something else. I'll decide for definite when I'm coming towards the end of the skein. It's looking nice though, and once you get into the rhythm of the pattern it's really not that difficult.
In other news, I went to a yarn party today. The Constant Knitter invited me & a few other knitters along to her place to knit, drink tea & eat cake. Of course I couldn't refuse such a kind offer, what kind of knitter would that make me?
So, off I went and after getting completely lost and almost driving the wrong way up a one way street, I finally made it. You'd never know I've lived in Dublin all my life, I was so lost.
Anyway, there were plenty of other knitters there, such as chicwithstix, bunnyt, gerryberry, whirl123, Bríd, Helen1 & Helen2 and loads more whose names sadly escape me.
There was tea, cake, meringues and lots of chat. We had a great laugh.
Of course while I was there I had a tragic accident. I fell into the room that is used to store the yarn and fell back out with 4 skeins in my hand. I swear, I don't know what happened.
The apple cake must have been drugged...
Anyway, denials out of the way, let's get on to what I bought.
Just coz I absolutely love this yarn and the colour is fab, two more skeins of Drops Alpaca:
No uses for it as yet, but something will come to me.
This one, however has a destiny. Two skeins of Drops Delight:
This yarn is going to be a Baby Surprise Jacket when it grows up. I think it'll be lovely, and gender neutral too.
So there you have it, projects finished, projects begun, yarny adventures & stash enhancement.
What more could you ask for from a blog post?