March 7, 2014

February WIPs and FO's

February is far too short.  Zip it went, click went the needles, and whoosh went the wheel!

I'm in the progress of stitching some cute and colorful Mardi Gras Socks!  It's an Opal Mississippi self striping and patterning yarn.  Serious pops of color, and keeps me knitting.  It should be done in the next couple days.

I'm trying out a new heel type too.  I'm doing Cat Bohrdi's Sweet Tomato Heel, you can see the youtube video here.  It looks wonky, but I think I like the way it fits.  A definite repeater.  However, if you like doing your socks 2 at a time, it may not play nice with the normal needle placement.

In a whirl of self striping love, I also cast on a Baby Surprise Jacket (by Elizabeth Zimmermann).  It's done in the now discontinued Knit Picks Fecili Sport.  I just found an error in my stitch count.  (8 extra stitches!)

But how can you resist this color?  It's called Kingpin, the Dude would approve.

I did finish the Barndom I started on a whim.  The pattern is by Stephen West.  I wanted to make the largest size, but the cord on my needle couldn't handle any more stitches, so I made a sharp turn and worked the smaller size.

It's made from Mad Tosh Light, in the colors Carnation and Molly Ringwald.  Yum.  I did look up these colorways on Ravlery, and they look very similar.  I wonder if the dark one was labeled wrong as carnation.  Hmmm.  I love it anyway.  I finished it around Valentines Day, and doesn't it look like a hear while it's drying?

A short month, but I finished a lot.  Work is starting to pick up like crazy, so I don't know that I will be as productive.  I hope to get time at the spinning wheel though... it always calms my mind.