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Sock it to me…

I’ve decided to get back up on the horse, so to speak. As you may (or may not) remember, I had attempted to knit my first sock a while back, only to have it end in disaster. ~sigh~

Well, I’m back at it! I’m just using a basic “top down” sock pattern, and am almost done with the cuff (or leg) of the sock, then comes the dreaded turning of the heel (insert dramatic music). But, I feel more confident this time that I can get it done!

Here’s my progress so far:

Also, as an example of how easily distracted I can become by new shiny things, I found the coolest ceramic pots on summer clearance at “The Lobby” a few weeks ago. This is what I’ve decided to use them for:

I just love how they look with all of my needles sticking out of them, and have spent a good chunk of time just admiring their summery loveliness! Yes, I’m very easily amused, why do you ask?

That is all!

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So, I’ve gotten a few questions about the status of my Ravelympic effort. I’m sorry to report that I was not able to cross the finish line victoriously. Sigh…..

If you recall, I started my project – a paw cozy – a few days late. I was making pretty good progress on it; I had finished the entire cuff of the cozy in a day and a half (trust me, that’s some speedy knitting for moi), and had just switched to the larger DPN’s that the pattern called for. After knitting a few rounds, the unthinkable – a broken DPN! Split, right up the middle. I guess that’s what I get for buying the absolute cheapest “bamboo” set of Double Point Needle’s on eBay. Double sigh….

What I didn’t realize at the time, however, was how difficult it was going to be to find a new set of size US9 double points! So, here is how far I got on my project (pic taken before fateful injury):

There is, however, some good knitterly news! I did manage to finish a project during the Olympics (in hindsight, maybe this should have been my Ravelympic effort). Hooray for the Finished Object or “FO”. I love, love, love this scarf! It was made for my swap buddy, and she seems to like it as well!

And now for the the stats:

Pattern: Old Shale Scarf by Tienne
Yarn: Knit Picks Gloss in fingering weight, 70% Merino/30%Silk, in Black
Needles: Size 6US straight
Mods: None! The only thing I would change is to not use such a dark color. It’s hard to pick up on the pattern unless you really look at it.

I will be making this one again – for sure!!

Now, I still want to make a couple of paw cozies, so will be re-casting on in the coming weeks. I will just be using smaller needles (US7’s & US8’s instead of 8’s & 9’s). Stay tuned!

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