Thursday, March 27, 2008

Spring? - Not yet

Well, we had a small taste of spring on Wednesday, but today it's back to winter. It's cold and rainy. Yuck! I guess that means I need to knit to feel warm and snuggly.

I have been knitting, but not as much as I should be. I did finish the March Mid-Month KAL for my dishcloth group. It's an illusion dishcloth! I have always wanted to knit an illusion pattern and I finally got the opportunity. It's a rabbit for Easter.

March Mid Month KAL
I have been knitting away on my socks. I finally have one sock finished using the Sheepaints yarn and I have cast on for the second sock.
Sheepaints - one finished
This is a bamboo yarn. I kind of like the colorway, but not thrilled with the stripping. I guess this really isn't one of my favorites. I have another colorway in this yarn and think that I will try size 1.5 needles next time. I already know that the next sock I am knitting after this. It will be Fanny's Fingerweight Sock yarn. It really is calling to me.
I am also knitting away on my monkey sock and I'm really enjoying the pattern.
Monkey Sock 2
I think the yarn makes a big difference. I liked this yarn so much that I bought a skein in the Visual Purple colorway. I will definately use this for another patterned sock.
Dream in Color Smooshy - Visual Purple
I started on the Habu scarf. I love the scarf, but I really have to take my time knitting this since the yarn is so fine. It's easy to knit below the stitch or to only pick up one strand of yarn.
Habu Scarf
I got my STR club yarn for March. It's called Lucky and I do like the color, but it is a heavier weight yarn. Maybe I will try the pattern sent with this yarn.
STR - March Sock club
I also ordered more Plucky Knitter yarn and I joined her sock club for three months. We'll see how that goes. This is her first try at a sock club. The yarn I got is a Merino Cash Nylon yarn in Ida Red and 100% Merino Superwash in Margie.
Plucky Knitter Merino
Because of all the socks that I am knitting, I had to buy a Knitzi. What is a Knitzi? See the picture below:
You put your needles in this tube, so you don't lose your stitches.

1 comment:

Wendy said...

Of course you had to buy a Knitzi - but it looks like you may need to purchase a few more.

Good luck with the socks!