Mostly socks to talk about this week, and I’m a bit behind for my Sunday post, so let’s jump right in, shall we?
I have been motoring along on the self-striping Monkey Wrench socks, with yarn from Desert Vista Dyeworks. I’ve finished sock #1 and started sock #2. I’m using some leftover jet black yarn to add in Fish Lips Kiss heels, which are my favorite short-row type of heel. These should be done this week.
Next up, I decided to start a personal challenge. I am doing the 26-pair plunge challenge with that Ravelry group and when sorting patterns, I realized I had almost an entire alphabet of patterns already queued up. I did a couple of quick searches and have an entire gamut of patterns from A to Z, so I’m doing my own little Socks A to Z challenge. First up are the Altitude Socks. Pattern is by Helen Stewart, and I’m using a sock set from Momma Jess Knits in the Summer Sock Camp 2022 color for the MC, and a miniskein of “Greener Grass” for the contrast color. I have sock #1 knit to the point I can start the heel flap next.
I also worked a bit on the Softly Spoken shawl. I am at the halfway point of this, through 3 of the minis (plus the MC section at the beginning), and will start on color 4 of 5 this week. Definitely feeling all the fall vibes with this one!
I also finished up bobbin #1 of the current merino roving spin from Oceanwind Knits. The colorway is Dr. Who themed, called Next Stop, Everywhere! and I love the colors in it. I’ve started bobbin #2 of singles and I’ll be working on those this week.
And finally….. some more progress on Desert Mandala. I have the right corner done except for the beads in the turquoise/purple triangles, and I’m moving on to get the bottom center mapped out. I’ll add beads this week and then get the outlines of the bottom center motifs mapped out and get started on those.
That’s it for me this week, YOP’ers. I may try getting these posts written on Fridays – the weekends are tough to find time to get on my computer, but we’ll see if that’s workable!