Definitely a bit of a re-entry week back to work after the holidays but I did work on several YOP things, so here we go!
Cast on and knit all of sock #1 for the plain vanilla self-striping socks. The main yarn is Desert Vista Dyeworks Viso Sock in the colorway Halley’s Comet. I opted to use a pale pink for the heels and toes I had in stash. I normally like to do a Fish Lips Kiss Heel on self-striping socks since it keeps the color striping consistent. I also cast on for sock #2 while we had Movie Night on Friday evening.
I also started spinning this month’s 4 oz of roving. This is a lovely dark charcoal gray Finnship roving my friend Jen, who owns Blaine Fleece and Fiber sent me. This is from her Finnsheep, Garnet, and it spun up like a dream! (Also a bonus that this is IMHO a practically perfect gray. Such a rich color!) I have both bobbins of singles spun up and I’ll hopefully get it plied this week.
Finally this week, I’ve been trying to put in a couple hundred stitches into A Stitching Shelf. I’ve got a couple more days to work on it this month, but this is about 1800 stitches added in so far. I try to mostly work page by page on these bigger designs – it makes them a little less overwhelming that way.
Have a great week YOP’ers!