Wednesday, June 27, 2012
Over this last week I haven't entirely ignored my advent calendar garland. I've managed to finish two more and make most of a third little mitten. Knitting those little mitts is fun and quick, but the finishing is becoming a bit tiresome. But that's just because I'm lazy, not because of the construction which is actually quite clever.
But for most of the past week I've been working on my first Dragonfly sock. I'm taking part in a mini KAL organized by Dee over at Tangled Up in Sticks and String to kick off the Summer of Socks 2012. Those familiar with the Summer of Socks might wonder what's the hurry with these; after all the timeline for the first pair of socks is the first month of summer, June 21st to July 21st. But there are a bunch of other things for me to do in July, including competing in some Knitting Games which shall not be named.
The Dragonfly Socks pattern is written for 60 sts on size US 1.5 (2.5mm) needles, but I've adjusted the stitch count to 68 sts, by adding a stitch on each side of each repeat so that I can knit instead with my favourite US 0 (2.0mm) needles. The yarn is from Tami at Candy Skein and the colourway is Candy Skein's First Birthday. Neither today's photo nor the one from a couple of days ago does the colourway justice. Too much sun and the colour looks nuclear. Photographed in the shade, as I did today, and the colour looks subdued and flat. Maybe an overcast day would do the trick? For now you'll just have to take my word for it - the colour is gorgeous. And the sock is virtually flying off the needles!
Speaking of Tami, it's Wednesday and she's hosting Work-in-Progress Wednesday over at her blog. Why not have a look to see some of the fun and interesting work that's being done.