I’m such a blogging failure. haha. I finished my Muscari socks! Yup, finished them almost two weeks ago, and I’m FINALLY getting around to blogging about it. Yes, pathetic. Blogging is something I really need to work on cause I enjoy doing it, I just don’t…
I *love* these socks. As you might remember they are the Muscari pattern from the Summer 2008 version of Knitty. They were definitely a fabulous pattern to knit. I did find something that I felt was a mistake in the pattern, but it wasn’t anything huge. When I e-mailed the designer about it she explained why there was a mistake, but it hasn’t been fixed on the knitty’s website so who knows. Really, if you’re not paying close attention to the pattern, you’ll probably knit it correctly anyways.
I’m also in serious love with the yarn I used. It was Trekking XXL #145 and it is gorgeous. I have #146 and 147 on my yarny wish list as well, but I’m being good so I’m sure purchases won’t be happening in the near future. Oh! There are also more pictures of the socks in my flickr account if anyone is interested.
I also finished my Spunky Eclectic Fiber Club for the month of July. It was a romney roving and I *really* enjoyed spinning it. I think the big trick is that you just can’t spin a real thin yarn and expect it to still be soft if you’re using a courser fiber such as romney. I think they same applies to my lovely coopworth fleece.
Now I’ve only got 1 Spunky Club Fiber shipment left in the stash. I decided, shortly after posting my “yarn diet” rules, that I had waaaaaaaay to much and the Spunky Fiber Club wasn’t necessary. It was hard, but I did cancel it in order to help shrink the stash numbers. I’m doing okay though.
Lately I’ve been trying to finish up some of my WIPs that I’ve started and left in many stages of finished. The Muscari socks were done for a KAL, and that KAL decided to take September and October off to finish up previous things. I’m definitely going to take advantage of this time to get some x-mas gifts done and some of the other WIPs that have been just hanging out. Lately the two projects that have gotten the most of my free time are a maroon scarf for charity, and a baby blanket that I cast on almost two years ago. Both made out of acrylic, in attempts to shrink the acrylic stash. hehe. Even though I’m working on finishing things up, I did cast on a new pair of socks today.
I went to a class this morning that our knitting guild did. I chose socks because i knew I had plenty of yarn in my stash and I wouldn’t have to go buy any. I took two different weights of yarn with me, some Lisa Souza that I bought almost 2 years ago, and some Knit Picks that’s probably 3 years old. EEK. I didn’t realize how long some of these have been in my stash. After getting there I decided I was sick of socks that were 10 stitches to the inch and wanted something *bigger*, so I went with the Lisa Souza that was a Sport weight… OMG. Where has this yarn been all my life? Honestly, it’s so soft, and the colors are just stunning. And, because it’s a sport weight it’s knitting up very quickly. I’m already 3.5 inches or so into the first cuff, so I’m hoping to get them done quickly and get some yarn outta the stash. Also at the knitting class today, there were door prizes. There were enough for everybody, so the trick was just figuring out what you would be lucky enough to pick out of the bag. I selected a bag marked socks, because you know, I love socks. The yarn inside was the Berocco Comfort Sock. This yarn is REALLY soft, but it’s also 50% Acrylic and 50% Nylon which concerns me quite a bit. I’ve made acrylic socks before and those things didn’t hold up at all to wear. They just lost all memory. Because of that I’m thinking it may become a scarf. It is a fabulous color, maybe a multi-directional scarf? Something nice that won’t curl so that I won’t have to worry about blocking it. We’ll see. I was planning on showing you pictures of the sock I started today and the new yarn I got, but it’ll have to wait until I have a chance to take some photos. Hopefully that will come tomorrow.