Sunday, January 29, 2012

Year of Projects - Whitby



Knitting on the Road: Canada • Canal du Midi • Conwy • Dalarna • Denmark • Friday Harbor • Hiiumaa • Huron Mountain • New England • The Road to Oslo • Santa Fe • Spey Valley • Christmas in Tallinn • Traveler's Stockings • Uinta Cabin • Unst • Whitby

It's early Sunday evening and I feel all caught up. Isn't that a nice feeling? The laundry's done. The week's groceries are in the cupboards and the fridge. And a loaf of freshly baked bread is cooling on the counter. That's my weekend chores all done.

I'm feeling caught up on the crafting front as well. My chemo hats were posted to Halos of Hope. My wiggles square was mailed to SIBOL. Four pairs of socks from stashed oddments of Kroy yarn are on their way to the Warm Hands Network. And these Whitby socks from my Year of Projects list are done. Lots completed.

Whitby is a lovely pattern and these are gorgeous socks. How could they not be? After all they are knit from my first ever skein of Wollmeise! Besides they fit me perfectly. I plan to wear them tomorrow. I modified the pattern adding stitches to the ribbing on the back of the leg and the charts on the front of the sock to bring me to 69 stitches with finer yarn and smaller needles than called for by the designer.

In the book I've chosen for my Year of Projects, Knitting on the Road by Nancy Bush, there are seventeen sock patterns. Now, nearing the end of the seventh month, I've knit nine of the patterns. Or put another way, after 58% of the allotted time I've completed 53% of my list. Not bad considering how little time and attention I gave to this challenge through November and December! But what to do next? I'm casting on Spey Valley socks tonight. I've got one more skein of Wollmeise in the perfect shade of grey for Gavin and the pattern is suitably masculine.

14 comments:

Kepanie said...

Ho'omaka'i on your many accomplishments of progress this week! Wow!
Those are fabulous socks; the color pops and is rich. The design is awesome.

Thinkin' Out Loud said...

I love that blue color. I also find that I'm drawn to the more solid colors than the self striping so these drew me in a bit :)

Kepanie said...

Mahalo plenty for your sweet comment!

Ruth said...

Love the whitby and that shade of blue is just gorgeous. Love your next pair and have added those to my favourite, I'm finding out about what my boys consider boy yarn and not lol.

Dee said...

That looks like a wonderful "guy" pattern. What color are you going to use?

Dee said...

Never mind my question --- I just reread your post. You are using grey.

Sheesh ---- I'm gettin' old!

Christine said...

What lovely socks! I am thinking I may need to get my hands on that sock book... hmmm...

Faith said...

You have had a successful week, I totally get your satisfaction. Your Whitby socks are great, I love the patterning, I just had a scroll back to see your square, that's really pretty and are you sure you wouldn't want to make a few more and turn it in to a jmper?

The wool eater is gorgeous too, what a lovely rainbow effect, I must look that up properly, I've seen it on rav I think but not looked at the details.

Have a good week!

Alittlebitsheepish said...

Sounds like you have had a busy few weeks. Your Whitby socks are great, gorgeous colour

Kim said...

Wow--you are doing great with the challenge! Your socks are always very lovely--and I have to say that I love that caught up feeling when laundry and food purchasing is all caught up for the week--it makes facing Monday a little easier.
*smiles*

Keri said...

Wow! Busy busy week!

Kate said...

All that and fresh bread too! Excellent. As always, I love your socks, they are all so perfect.

(I have just cast on my first ever sock, thanks in no small part to the constant inspiration that you and others in YoP supply. Small Girl looked at my dpns and said "Well done Mummy, you made a triangle!")

GirlAnachronismE said...

I love the socks, the pattern is so pretty and the colour is perfect!

Evelyn said...

Beautiful socks ... what a great design and you knitted them perfectly.