It feels so good to shop from my stash. I told my friends that I should set up a room in my house as a yarn store and maybe I would shop more from my stash that way.
I finished the Dia de la Muertos sock. The yarn is by Desert Vista Dyeworks. I used a size 1 needle with a basic sock pattern. I love how these socks turned out.
I also completed the Pagona shawl by Stephen West. I was disappointed with this shawl. I had more than the required yarn needed, but it wasn’t enough. I thought that it would be bigger than it got. I love the yarn. It’s Dream in Color Everlasting in the Morning Glory color. I used a size 6 needle.
I started another sock. The pattern is called Socktoberfest Swirl sock. There is a story to this sock. Years (and I mean years ago) I took a class to knit a sock designed by Lucy Neatby. The pattern is similar to the Socktoberfest Swirl sock. We were using a Regia striping yarn, but when the class started, the yarn shop didn’t have the yarn they were getting for the sock. So, I had to pick out another Regia color. I wasn’t thrilled by the yarn. I never finished it and it laid around for years until I frogged it. I did buy the yarn that we were suppose to use for the sock and had put it aside. When I saw this current pattern, I remembered the yarn and went DEEP stash diving. It felt good. The yarn is Regia Ringel yarn in the clown color. I am using a size 1 needle. The pattern is only on the leg unless I change my mind and continue it on the foot. The pattern is easy. Between the pattern and the yarn it works up as shown on the picture. I love it.
I have to knit a cowl for a friends birthday gift. I went DEEP stash diving again and found Sanguine Gryphon’s Bugga in Milkweed Beetle. The pattern is called Song of the Sea cowl. I am making the shorter version with a size 6 needles. I also cast on an additional 16 stitches and omitted one repeat of the middle wave. I love how it’s knitting up and it’s going quickly.
I have also been knitting the Brickless pattern. I love this pattern. It is knitting up fast. I probably would be finished if I hadn’t started other projects. I am using Miss Bab’s Yowsa yarn in the color called Berlin with a size 6 needle. I love the yarn and will probably knit another hitchhiker in another color.
Guess, I better get knitting!