Pat's Knitting and Quilting
May 5, 2009
3 new pairs of socks cast on in 2 days!
This is my current favorite WIP - I dug deeply in my stash and found some Trekking Pro Natura (variegated) and Lorna's Laces in Chino colorway that I think will work for Andes Socks (something about the dancing ladies and birds just got me!) which were designed by Robyn Gallimore of Red Bird Knits. Christy and I just started a Red Bird Knits Ravelry Group for everyone who enjoys knitting Robyn's patterns. We are having a very leisurely summer KAL - All you have to do to be eligible for a prize is to complete a pair of RBK socks by 8/31/09 - That means you have ALL summer to finish...Look at the pretty choices - Come join us!
Next I cast on Kai-Mei in STR lightweight in pretty pastel Siren Song that Marcy picked out for me at Camp Knitty HaHa last month. The wide swirling stripes were a surprise - part of the fun of handpainted yarn!
I'm questioning whether to keep knitting on Kiila - Yarnissima's Mystery Socks. I chose some Collinette Jitterbug in a gorgeous blue called Heavens Above. Having never knit with Jitterbug, I had no idea it was this heavy! It is a very thick fingering wt. yarn - In the future (I have 4 more skeins) I will use it as a sport wt. on bigger needles. As it is, I'm using 2.5mm (which is big for me) and not only are these socks uncomfortable to knit, but I'm also concerned they may end up big....I'm holding out until the next clue - then I'll make a decision.
This wouldn't all be so bad, but THIS KIT (they are red/blue/black - not orange/gray) will be here in the next day or 2 and I know I will not be able to resist casting on the coolest socks ever! Can you see me wearing these out in public???
And last - some of the fabric for my next BLUE quilt - haven't made a final decision on the pattern - either log cabin or stars.