…the more they stay the same. I have signed onto yet another Mystery Knit-a-long, this one by a designer new to me called Casapinka. The shawl is called Welcome Back Garter and looks like it will be interesting based on her other designs. I won’t be able to start this one for almost a month when funds become available, but I’m sure it’ll be fun. I’m going to branch out again and use something other than my shawl go-to, Tosh Merino Light. The colorways just aren’t doing it for me any more so any suggestions for fingering weight yarns would be greatly appreciated.
In other news, I’ve decided to jump on the bandwagon my Facebook knitting group is on and make myself a pair of Rose City Rollers – only using ribbing instead of the rolled cuff which I know would drive me crazy. I have 60+ grams of Tough Love Sock in Honey Fig leftover from The Doodler and I was going to do a pair of No Purl Monkey socks with the Pistachio for the cuffs, heels, and toes, but I can easily get a pair of anklets out of what’s left of the Honey Fig, and I like wearing ankle socks anyway. One of my knitting New Year’s resolutions is to knit a pair of socks a month so even though I finished a pair already this month, I’m not really counting them because I started them back in November.
In the land of UFO’s (another resolution) – the Grass and Bubblegum shawl is two inches away from being finished. Just in time to since I’m going to need it in the cold weather since my scarf has gone missing. I still have The Desolation of Smaug (yeah, that’s how old it is) Mystery Knit-a-long to finish, two other shawls that need to be blocked, and to finish weaving in the ends (oh so many ends) on my Doodler so I need to get on the ball. Lots to do until the funds are available for Welcome Back Garter.
I’m also treating myself to a set of Barbara Walker’s stitch dictionaries. I just got the one with charted designs and it’s very nice. Some beautiful cable designs – not as pretty as some in the Vogue Knitting Stitchionary but much more practical in my opinion. I’m hoping for another when my birthday comes along next month, but I’ll have the set before the year is out.
I’ve been staying on top of it, so check the Knitty Keen Facebook page for Work in Progress Wednesday pics and the occasional Finished Object Friday. Here’s the most recent finished object – my Crazy Zauberball garter rib socks.