Finished Socks

I finished my Green Bay socks. I think they will be perfect for sitting around watching football. They will also be perfect for wearing around town, but I knit them specifically for football season.20190405_1031421446827877649906737.jpg

The yarn is by Biscotte Yarns. This is my second time working with their yarn, and won’t be my last.

I decided to darn my socks. I didn’t bother looking for yarn that matches or coordinates, I just grabbed some yarn. You won’t be able to see the fix when I’m wearing shoes so I decided not to bother. While darning them I noticed how thin the rest of the heels are. I don’t think these socks will last much longer. I won’t be patching them a second time.20190405_1006075135611101747399003.jpg

WIP Wednesday

Happy Wednesday! I’ve been so busy sewing I haven’t made much progress on my knitting.

It was a nice morning here, so I got some park knitting in on my Green Bay socks. If it weren’t for that I would still be on the cuff of the second socks.20190327_1356425520654069272675325.jpg

I’m on the second sleeve of my sweater. I’m pretty sure I’m going to run out of yarn before I finish the collar. That is one of the dangers of using unknown yarn and guessing yardage based on weight. If I do run short I think I’ll dye sweater and then buy contrasting super bulky yarn for the collar and button bands. I’ll make some pockets out of the same contrasting color and sew them on. Then I’ll convince myself that it was part of the plan all along to have a contrasting collar. 20190327_1357163824713383651186423.jpgIf I find the gumption to work on the sleeve I should be able to seam the sweater by the weekend. I’ll let you know what the yarn situation is like when that happens.

I hope you are making progress on your projects and are not in danger of running out of yarn.

WIP Wednesday

Happy Wednesday! It’s rainy and gloomy here, so it is perfect knitting weather (says the woman who will happily knit in any weather). I’m planning on sipping tea and knitting most of the afternoon, but I’m pretty sure the kids will make sure that doesn’t happen.

I’m continuing to work on my sweater. I’m finished with both fronts and I’m currently working on a sleeve. I have lost all of my sweater mojo and haven’t even looked at it in a few days. That is probably because it has been nice out, and who wants to think about wearing a super bulky sweater when the weather is above freezing for the first time in months? It is tempting to put it aside until next fall, but the thing is huge and I don’t want to store a WIP that big for that long.

I’m rocking on my rollers. I am pleased with these colors together. I have about a half-inch to go before I can start the heel of the second sock.20190313_1423022440835111082407631.jpg

Jess and I started our Green Bay Packers sock KAL last weekend. These are the only thing I want to work on. I’m only a few stripes from starting the heel of the first sock. I told myself I couldn’t work on these again until I was done with the heel on the rose city roller socks. Time will tell if I stick with that or not. 20190313_1423414381552339425820002.jpg

I hope you are enjoying your projects and making progress on them.

WIP Wednesday

Well my goodness this week has flown. I can’t believe it’s already Wednesday.

This week I’ve been working on socks for Audrey and Elliot. They have close to the same size of feet, so they can share them. I really like how this yarn is knitting up, almost enough to make me wish I was making socks for myself with it instead.20190213_1410348243425957561140888.jpg

I made progress on the shawl this week. I only have four rows to go. I would have finished it last night, but we had a friend over for tacos and we stayed up talking late and I never got around to knitting.20190213_1411354716646202407262785.jpgI can’t wait to see what this looks like blocked. I hope to be wearing it by next Wednesday.

What have you been working on this week?

Sock Help

I’m only a couple of inches into my second sock, but I’m already thinking about my next pair. I’m going to do a short sock pattern, probably¬†Day Off Socks or Rose City Rollers. I’ll be using one skein of koigu yarn, which won’t be enough for both socks. I’ll be doing the heels and toes in a contrasting color.

I’m not sure which color to use, so I would love your help choosing. Please let me know in the comments if you think the heels and toes should be light or dark. 20190124_101244182034516462805306.jpg

Have you made short socks? Do you have a pattern you would recommend?