I’m not generally a strictly monogamous knitter but I also tend to not have oodles of projects on the needles, either. I tend to have a few projects and some socks at all times. This evening, I find myself with one and only one work-in-progress.
This solitude comes after a weekend of furious sock knitting. I’ve gotten into a lovely habit of getting up before anyone else and enjoying my morning coffee by the big window in our living room:
This is becoming my favorite spot in the house. I worked like a mad woman on that sock and, even with getting all my errands done, finished it by lunch on Saturday.
The yarn is Rainbows after Rain by Knitterly Things and was the March 2017 rainbow club colorway. For some reason, I knit these with a Fish Lips Kiss heel–something I haven’t done in ages. I like the heel itself, but for stripey socks I think I prefer the look of an afterthought heel.
After these were done, I put a little work into my Half Moon Oracle, and that was my Sunday morning knit:
I’m really enjoying this knit. The yarn, the textures, the color–it’s all lovely.
I’ve now finished the sixth section and am ready to increase to–gulp!–582 stitches. That will be the last section and the border and then we’ll be binding off. I needed a break from the long rows last night though, so I broke out my New Year’s socks. These guys haven’t seen much love, but I put some time into them last night and then finished them up this morning in the very wee hours.
This was pre-6 a.m. and I’m pretty proud of myself. I’ve been trying to commit to getting up when I wake up and taking advantage of that extra little bit of morning time. Today, that paid off!
This is Bubbly by Nomadic Yarns. The base is her Brit Sock – a lovely and plump BFL/nylon blend. I got distracted by other fancies and they took almost three months to finish, but they are so pretty.
With this finish, I only have the shawl on the needles. It’s a very strange feeling, only one project going. I really want to finish the shawl and have a fresh, new start to some projects. I’ve got my Madewell sweater swatched for and ready to cast on, plus some needle ajacent socks.
For now, Cosi and I are just going to snuggle up and knit the next loooong row.