Pollen Hat

I finished the pollen hat. It flew off the needles. It was such a fun pattern to knit. I highly recommend this pattern. Andrea Mowry comes up with such creative patterns.

I now need to decide if I’m going to pick up a project that is already on my needles or if I’m going to cast on a new project. I’m leaning towards casting on something new. I’m not feeling anything on the needles right now.

Sock It To Me Monday

I have to be honest: I think it would be really cool if I could knit a pair of socks a week and share them with you every Monday, only because I like saying Sock It To Me.

I finished my Rainbow Dashing socks. I love how they turned out. Yarn Geek Fibers is wonderful, and I highly recommend you check her out. She goes to a lot of fiber festivals around the Mid-West, so if you are regionally local you might be able to find her in person. Her skeins are 110 g instead of 100 g, which I really like because I like tall socks. I also like bonus socks, and in this case I have enough leftover to make Audrey a pair of Rose City Rollers.

I hope all of your projects are making progress. I also hope you will find a way to use the phrase “sock it to me” in conversation sometime this week. I also hope I’m not the only one who used to watch Laugh In on Nick at Night.

Whelp, That’s Done

I finished my sweater. Instead of a fancy photo, I thought I would show you how the sweater will be used: over pajamas, accompanied by a cup of coffee.20190414_100437771528131040570003.jpg

Should I block the button band? Yes. Am I going to? No. I sewed on the buttons, and that is enough.

With the completion of this sweater I’m back in the black on my yarn diet. Now I can start daydreaming about the Iowa Sheep and Wool Festival in June.

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