So I think I got a lot of good knitting time in this past weekend....I enjoyed it at least. I mentioned last week that I started Spire for a new KAL with my SNB group along with the awesome bags that Darlene will gift as a giveaway for that KAL. I have not gotten too far, but I did get to chart B.
Then I finished the Silver Fern Scarf on Thursday but was not able to block it till Saturday...It is pretty long...after drying it is about 88" long and almost 10" wide....do over 7 feet, it is very nice.
Mid week I hit a bit of a sock kick....I was reading the MustStashPodcast forum on ravelry and SupaSteph has been talking about this double gusset on the bottom of socks that she has been doing lately. She got the instructions from TurtleGirl's blog....and has talked about how wonderful they are. Well, I have also been on a self striping yarn kick lately so I wanted to see if I can do the double gusset on the bottom of the foot with a toe up sock (not cuff down) and use up all my awesome self striping yarn. I think I have figured it out...however, I am not completely done with the sock, and I know this is not self striping yarn...I just wanted to give it a try with the awesome orange yarn Darlene gave me back in February......I am also moving along on Celeste's second sock...I really want to get that one finished too....so this may be a week of socks.
Stay tuned and I may have a pattern written up for you guys soon!
Speaking of socks and self striping yarn....I could not help myself....I got another skein of Stacie's Perfect Sock base yarn in the colorway Happy Snowman.....her shop has an update tonight at 6 pm...check her out...I have heard she will have some awesome self striping rainbow yarn....look at this awesomeness!
During SNB this past Saturday at my house I decided to pull out the Strickmich!Club Package number 2 project and work on it for a while....it is called Samadhi....It kind of got forgotten for a couple of weeks because it does not really have a set deadline......I got about 3 or 4 repeats done.
Then on to the project that sucked up my weekend.....the 12 foot Dr. Who Scarf.....you would think I would be at least a foot or two done.....nope! I got to the point where the scarf should have been a foot.....and it wasn't...it was barely over 7 inches.
So I cast on another one two needle sizes bigger and when I finished the second color, it should have been 4 3/4" but tit was only 3 1/2" (This means it could have the potential of being 3 1/6' short...yes, I am a math geek)....so I started another one again 2 needle sizes too big and only did 25 rows and when it should have been 3 1/2", it was 3 1/4" so this was the closest.....however, the 3rd one was the most 'hole-y' (is that a word)....more airish and less dense.
I sent a bunch of pictures to my friend to see what she wanted (since the scarf is for her son) and we both agreed on number 2....she wants some denseness, and I think the sheer weight of the completed scarf will make up for the 3 foot shortcoming......I ended up frogging number 1 and 3......then went to end of the second color with number 2.
If you are still reading.....thank you for reading my blog....I really appreciate it! I had no clue I had hit 100 posts and this is my 101st....and in about 40 days, it will be 2 years since I started the blog.....wow, time does fly! Now to think of an awesome give away!
Have a great week!
Happy Happy Happy knitting!