My only goal of Labor Day Weekend was to finish my Walking on Sunshine socks. They were completed at 10pm on Monday night. Yeah, nothing like weaving in the ends at the very end of the relaxing long weekend. They were totally worth it though. Now...to wait for the weather to cool down. I don't want it to get cold...just cool enough that I can enjoy my favorite jeans, a hoodie and my sassy handknit socks.
A lot of people have commented on how difficult these socks must have been to knit. They totally weren't. If you can read a chart, then you can knit these. It's called Mosaic knitting which means that you work the same color with slipped stitches for two rows then you change. It's a great way to learn how to knit with two color yarns without the head of intarsia or fair isle. I have to say, I love the Kelly J Knit patterns because they really do make me look like a better knitter than I am. I also like this pattern and the socks I made right before these because I was focusing on the chart and not on the fact that I'm working on small needles. The only problem...knitting two pair of socks back to back. Next time, I'll knit a pair then knit something else (on bigger needles) before switching back.
I am also back to working on my 32" Rigid Heddle Loom. I warped it BEFORE Christmas and here it is September and it is begging to be completed. I bought a new shuttle for the loom during Yarn Quest back in April and now I am finally going to use it. I have a couple projects that I want to complete with the yarn I warped so...I am going to ignore knitting for a couple of weeks (except for those WIPs) and my spinning wheel and focus on my weaving and drop spindles.
With school back in session and Autumn at my doorstep, I hope that I will have more projects and adventures to share. The sock knitting sucked the life out of me ;-) but it was well worth it. The next round of Nerd Wars will be here before I know it. I intend to play on Team Precious again. I am already looking at some possible dissertation projects so...which do you think I should knit?
1. Bigger on the Inside using my Suri Alpaca blend yarn, Morning Mist
2. Rockefeller One color would be handspun and one color would be millspun
3. Gilet court d'ete using my handspun yarn
Yeah, If I knit BOTI (Bigger on the Inside), I will really have to stretch tying it into Middle Earth but wouldn't it be awesome if Dr. Who were to show up there. Ah, a gal can dream about all of her favorite nerdy characters being all in one place. Now...share your adventures in Fiber Arts and seriously, give me an opinion on those three projects, especially those of you who know me and my projects.
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