Mysterious Halloween Town is done!!! Right in time before Halloween! This gave me a good amount of motivation to bring back an old WIP…that I finished as well!!! Today is the last day of the Countdown to Halloween box by StitchyBox and I will surely miss it. I loved this concept of discovering throughout the month a great selection of new products and ideas to include in my stitching.
Still working on my Blueberry Waffle Socks by Sandy Turner (free pattern on Ravelry). This project allows me to take a break from intense stockinette portion on sweater knitting! I decided to start the 2nd sock right away on another set of circular needles (2,5mm) by using the other end of the yarn from the same ball. Continue reading
I recently came across a very nice tutorial video showing how to knit Toe-Up socks and decided to give it a try. You can find it on the Knitting is Awesome blog in this article. Lauren, the author, goes through the 3 main techniques used in her Toe-Up Socks method : Judy’s Magic Cast On, Increasing for the Toe and a Short-Row Heel.
Yesterday, I finished my second Rainbow sock! This is the first pair of socks I knit for my 6 years old daughter and she is thrilled! When you knit something for people you love, the greatest thing is to know that they will actually enjoy wearing it as much as you enjoyed knitting it for them 🙂
It’s been a long time…and I have 1 finished object and still a Campside shawl on the needles… The kids will be going back to school next week and I feel like getting back to my knitting routine thinking about cozy cowls, gloves, socks and scarves to keep my loved ones warm when the weather starts getting colder in a few months.
Here is the sock I finished this month, the second is currently on the needles and my 6 years old daughter already loves them!
Lately, I didn’t get to knit as much as I wished but I am definitely not complaining since I got to spend some nice time with my family, enjoying late evenings, going out, watching movies or just chilling together.
What’s on my needles? Still the Campside Shawl by Alicia Plummer (free on Ravelry). It is going slowly but surely and I am now about to start the last lace portion. At this stage, it takes me about 10 minutes to knit 1 row. According to my calculations, it will take me about 8 more hours to have this shawl off the needles. So hopefully, if I am being realistic, it should be finished in 2 weeks! …or maybe 3 …We’ll see 🙂
This week, I finished my Socks of Kindness 🙂
Knitting the second sock was surprisingly much faster than knitting the first one since I had memorized the lace motif repeats, so no need to look at the pattern again 🙂 This kind of simple lace motif for socks is definitely something I would like to try again for 2 reasons.