So sorry it’s been so long since I posted last! My husband went out of town for work, and then his trip got extended so the boys and I drove down to visit with him in Atlanta for the weekend. It’s been a busy few weeks here!
I haven’t touched my Master Knitter swatches, so I’m falling behind on my goal to have all the swatches done before the Greensboro conference! I need to get those done!!!
I did finish a pair of socks, though – these are the month 1 socks for Summer of Socks 2011.
Pattern: Summer Spirals by Ina Isobe
Yarn: TOFUtsies in color 791 (pink/grey)
Needles: US 0
Started: July 2, 2011
Finished: July 15, 2011
Modifications: none, really. I did the k2tog spiral on one sock, and the ssk spiral on the other sock to mirror them.
I like how they fit. This was my first time working with Tofutsies, and I like it, although it was quite splitty. Should be a comfy pair of summer ankle socks.
The second Camp Loopy project started July 15th, and I had ordered my yarn for it as soon as the project was announced on July 1st. I ordered Madelinetosh Tosh Sock in color Calligraphy. I was going to do Bayerische socks, but then changed my mind and casted on for Cable Net socks instead. I did the ribbing and then decided that the size I casted on was too big, so I ripped it out and started over with a smaller size. Then I got 24 rows into the cable section:
…and decided they were still way too big. And I didn’t like the tiny cables. They were killing my wrists, and I felt like they didn’t ‘pop’ enough. SO… it got frogged.
Now I’ve casted on, AGAIN, this time for the Viking Socks. It’s going much more swimmingly.
I have until August 15th to get these socks done for the Camp Loopy contest, and then in just a few days the month 2 Summer of Socks pattern KAL will start, too! I’m also hoping to finish a few of my sock WiPS that are laying around, including one I’m in the middle of designing – and that is *this* close to being done!
I guess this is really going to be a summer of socks for me!!
Happy Knitting, everyone!