Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Write Already, Right?!?

Hello, loyal blog readers! Did you think I forgot how to write? I know, I know, I know. I've been posting links to the podcast and not writing many other blog posts. You can feel a bit torn by wanting to share things on the podcast and not give spoilers in written posts and vice versa. The written word, however, is my first love so here we go! I'd first like to welcome all the new followers of the blog who have found me via the podcast world. Welcome back to all of those readers who have been checking on this little spot for years now.


I've finished up many projects over the last few months (most discussed in the video podcast episodes). After years and years of not liking to knit socks, I am now addicted to them and have a pair on the needles at all times. No, like ALL times. I finish a pair of socks and then I cast on another on right away!

Socks for me!
No pattern...well, I adjusted down to 60 sts to see if I like the fit better and it worked well.
Yarn: Zwerger Garn Opal Sweet and Spicy 2 in Honey
Needles: US 2

Superman socks!!! These are the only knits I made for Christmas this year. They are for PK and I apologize that this is the only photo right now. Oops! They got wrapped up before I could took a photo. PK knows all about them, but I still am making him wait. Again, no pattern for this one. I used the standard 72 sts that most guy sock patterns use. The yarn is Turtle Toes from Turtlepurl yarns. I love that yarn soooooo much! So much so that...

I made a pair of Snow White socks for myself out of Turtle Toes!!! Aren't they adorable? Kiki didn't want to cooperate so she is a bit blurry in her photo. I did have a big giggle when I realized I was watching Once Upon a Time while knitting Snow White socks. Despite the fact that they are on my new sock blockers, they are not washed and blocked in this photo. (Side note: I ordered the sock blockers from Loopy Ewe in Small and Extra Large. I didn't want to go with the Medium as they are for size 7 and I am a 6 1/2. However, I am not sure if I should go up to the M after all. My toe hangs a bit on the S. I have a feeling I will end up with the M and L, too. That way I can make and block all sizes for adults.)

In addition to these finished socks, I have my IU socks on the needles and have just started a pair of Hermione's Everyday Socks. I'll post more about those after they are further along. But, when I wasn't knitting socks, I was knitting other projects with sock yarn! In August when I went to Knitwits Yarn shop for the trunk show I went wanting to buying yarn to make a Trillian. I didn't find anything at the shop that jumped at me for that project. We went back to my friend's house that day and she gifted me a skein of yarn as a pick me up. Well, you see where this is going, right? It was PERFECT for Trillian!

Pattern: Trillian by the awesome Martina Behm
Yarn: Madelinetosh Tosh Sock in colorway Home (it is MUCH more blue in person)
Needles: US 3

I love the pretty detail on the bottom "sides." I only had one skein of the Home color, so I knit as far as I could, thus making it small than the one in the pattern. I failed to leave enough for the one edge and bind off...

...soooooo I had to pull a few yards from another MadTosh in my stash and use that for the very last bit of bind off. Can you tell? I was way too lazy to pull out the bind off and edging rows!!! I love the final result and Trillian is very wearable. Toss it on with an outfit or a coat. And, with all the denim blue in the Home colorway, I can wear it with almost anything. I also finished up another shawl not too far back!

Isn't this one beautiful!?! I LOVE it and I finished it up and blocked it just in time to wear to the symphony. (Side note: My lovely dear friends received free tickets to the Moscow State Symphony and it was wonderful! The first of three pieces was Romeo and Juliet. It was such a lovely night, so thank you Greg and Tonya!) The pattern for this one is Bandana by Helene Rush. (My apologies, Helene because I can't figure out how to get your accent marks on your name!) The yarn is Knit One, Crochet Too in Covet and it came as a kit. It is so soft and cozy!!! 

Phew...I still have a few more projects to share with you guys who like to read (versus watch the lengthier videos). And, I haven't even touched on Thanksgiving and Christmas prep!!! So, I'm going to end this post here and then post more tomorrow! I hope you stop back by!

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