It’s so hard to believe that we are at the end of January. The good news is that the weather hasn’t been too bad except for rain and a few days of colder weather. I hope the weather stays decent for the next two weeks.
I finished the Nubby Noro Mittens and I am very happy with the results. I didn’t use Noro. Instead, I used Madelinetosh Vintage in tart and I love this yarn. I am using a size 5 needle.
Here is the front of the Mittens:
Here is the back of the Mittens with the thumb:
I loved the vintage so much that I bought two more colors for projects that I have in mind. I got Betty Draper Blues for a shrug and Tern for a scarf. I have other projects in mind, so I will be buying more of this yarn. Thank goodness my LYS is getting more of this yarn.
Since, I finished several projects in the past two weeks, I cast on the Hitchhiker using Wollmeise in Am Kalten Polar. I am using a size 3.0 mm needle, which is normally a size 2.5, but I didn’t have that size. I did have an Addi Turbo Lace in that size and it’s a size 2.0 for that brand. I am enjoying this knit. It’s just an 8 row repeat, but it will get longer as I go along.
I also started another sock. I am using a pattern from the December CookieA shipment. It’s called Rambutan. I am using a size 1.5 needle with the Bugga yarn I got from CookieA in the color way called Heuschrecke. The pattern of the sock in only on the leg. I love Bugga and this is probably one of the last skeins of yarn that the Sanguine Gryphon made (so sad that they split, but I have much Bugga and Skinny Bugga to keep me busy). Can’t wait to see what we get in February.
My local yarn shop is having a class on Fair Isle Knitting in February and I signed up since I am making the Min Ulla scarf and want to learn the right way of using 2 handed stranding. There is homework, so I had to buy two different colors of a worsted yarn. I got Encore Worsted in a gray color and Encore Colorspun Worsted in a multi pink color. I am looking forward to this class.
Well, this will be a busy week since I have to work 4 days. I’m not use to that. I am going to relax the rest of today and tomorrow. So that includes knitting and reading.