To be honest, I’ve been stressed out lately, and when I’m stressed I tend to knit like a bit of a nutter. Stacy of StressKnits named her podcast and business after her habit of stress-knitting; I definitely know what she’s talking about. There’s a lot going on around here so grab a cup of something delicious and let’s have a bit of a recap.
The first order of business was finishing up some socks.
I knit down from the ghostie down the toe and then the entire second sock in about a day and a half. I really love this yarn. The colorway is Minty Fresh Graffiti from Casual Fashion Queen, on her Plush Sock base. This is pair number 9 for the year and pair 5 of my light box o’ sox.
With that, I went back to the stripey rainbow socks. We’re done with one sock tube and cast on to the second. I’m digging the long ribbing I did, but I don’t know if I have the fortitude to do that more often.
In sweater news, my Madewell is humming right along, I’m down to the bottom hem and then it’s sleeves, ho! I did shorten it by quite a bit, hopefully that works out.
Ugh, I really do love it. Since we haven’t heard much about it in a while, the pattern is Madewell by Joji Locatelli and I’m knitting it out of the cashmere sock yarn from The Wool Barn. The colorway is Smitten, and I am.
I cast on one new thing this weekend, and I’m trying not to go into full obsession mode. First, the yarn:
Duck Duck Wool silky singleton base in Sky Cover (grey), Wear Your Mittens (mint), and Single Scoop (cream with pink). I cast on Saturday night:
I finished the first section of the Baubles Shawl by Andrea Mowry, and then stopped myself. I’m going to go back for the brioche (squee!) after I finish that sweater hem.
While I was gathering up these WIPs, I found something behind my desk bookshelf… It was a project bag. Opened it up and viola! Hat brim:
I cast on this hat over Christmas vacation and had completely forgotten about it! I don’t think it ever even made it to the blog. The yarn is Junkyarn DK in the Barbie colorway. I’m really excited to find it though, that pink is killer.
I’ve got plenty to keep myself busy with this pretty little pile. Happy making!