We have been really lucky this Winter. The weather hasn’t been very cold and we have only had some light snow. Let’s see if it continues this way.
I have been knitting quite a bit this week. I started the Sheldon Blanket. It’s a striped blanket and will have a pocket to put Sheldon the turtle in it. That is after I knit Sheldon. I am using a size 7 needle with Knitpicks Shine in Pea Pod, French Blue and Cream. It’s mostly garter stitch and I am enjoying it as it is a no brainer knit.
I am also working on a Fair Isle hat. I started the Min Ulla scarf and wasn’t enjoying it as I didn’t feel comfortable knitting with 2 strands of yarn. I decided to take a class at my local yarn shop and I loved it. I now know how to knit continental. There is still a lot to remember, but I am enjoying it. After I finish this hat, I am going to frog the Min Ulla scarf back and restart the stranding. I am using a size 8 needle with Plymouth Encore in a gray color and Plymouth Encore Colorspun in a pick color. I am getting close to finishing it.
I am also working on the Rambutan Socks and the Hitchhiker scarf, but haven’t gotten very far, so I haven’t updated the pictures. I also need to block my Shaelyn shawl. I will definitely do that this week.
I did frog the Cat Bordhi sock I started last year. I decided that I didn’t like the pattern and I didn’t like the yarn and would rather work on something that I liked than force myself to complete the socks.
I got the February 2012 CookieA sock club shipment. The yarn is from Alisha Goes Around and is her Richness (of Martens) fingering weight yarn in the color Genevieve (red). Love the yarn, but I’m not fond of the patterns we got. So, I will pick another pattern to use for this yarn. We also got a project bag with this shipment.
Off to do some knitting.