Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Work-in-Progress Wednesday


Last night I turned the heel of my first Child's French Sock. I'd been a bit nervous about that - having increased the primary stitch count I wasn't entirely sure how I was going to fudge the numbers at the heel turn. Like so many things I worry about it, as it turned out it was easier than I thought and worked out just fine.

I'm battling a terrible case of start-itis though. I did give in and cast on a Lace Ribbon Scarf, but I am counting on every ounce of my willpower to avoid casting on another pair of socks until these are done. There are No Purl Monkeys calling me - especially after Dee's blog yesterday and especially as the perfect yarn arrived in the mail yesterday. And there is the pattern Ensnared that I was gifted from Wandering Cat Yarns, along with another gorgeous yarn, Alley Cat BFL in a gorgeous pine green called "Anne Boleyn". It almost feels like I need to be curled up on the sofa watching The Tudors DVDS while knitting that!  <<< The PERFECT weekend !!!

The yarn is a prize from a 2012 KAL over at the Wandering Cat Yarns group in Ravelry. There are plans to run more KALs with similar prizes this year, so run over and join the group! Aren't these skeins gorgeous?! And it's so nice that Rhonda and Valerie remembered my favourite bases - BFL and MCN - and sent me one of each. I know, I'm spoiled :) Thanks ladies!

It's Work-in-Progress Wednesday over at Tami's Amis so take a few minutes to have a look at what everyone else is up to ... if you dare. It's a bit dangerous if you've got start-itis though. There's almost certain to be more temptation waiting ....


19 comments:

Sarah ~ Crafts from the Cwtch said...

Gorgeous yarn and yay for turning that heel - final straight now! :)

sparkeespud said...

I am loving watching your sock progress. I loved the no purl monkeys I did last year. They went sooo fast!

Dee said...

On the other hand, you have 11 whole months to fill up for 2013. As long as you get it done by December 31, 2013, it's not a problem, right???

Andria said...

The sock looks great, and my oh my that's some lovely yarn!

Wanderingcatstudio said...

So glad you like the yarn. As soon a I saw the pattern you chose, I new it needed to be green - and what better green than Anne's famous green dress?

Renee Anne said...

I, too, have Startitis. The thing that's held me back is that I need to dig out my ball winder and swift so I can start something new....

I may do that today, though.

Carol said...

Nice work! I have been wanting to do that Lace scarf as well and use up some of my sock yarn!

Susan said...

Socks and yarn are both so pretty! I have startitis lately too. Must be going around...

Michelle said...

The sock is beautiful! Speaking of beautiful... that yarn! WOW! What a great prize.

Gracey is not my name.... said...

I remembered earlier that I bought a sock kit at Stitches for a heart sock..I may need to start those! And I added the No-Purl Monkey to my library..thanks...and maybe I'll just go wind some yarn...

Chrisknits said...

You just fly on those socks! I too, have the startitis. But mine is spurred by 17 rows of seed st to start the bottom edge of a capelet. Once I get to the lace and cables I will love it, but the seed st will kill me! 9 rows in, 8 to go. Gah! It doesn't help I just bought 4 skeins of Liberty Wool to make a worsted weight Wingspan. And I have 2 years of Downtown Abbey DVDs to watch. Garter stitch and movies are perfect together!

Spinster Beth said...

If you ever find a cure for startitis, please let me know! KNIT ALL THE THINGS!

Sarah said...

Glad to hear your sock heel worked out ok! Gorgeous yarn prize :)

WildflowerWool said...

So glad the heel adjustments worked out ok.

Cris Crochets said...

I am always amazed at all the wonderful socks you create - I love seeing them all ... this pair included!

Catherine said...

It's so so hart not to to give in to start-itis Isn't it? I have broken my new years resolution already!

Caffeine Girl said...

You are practically drowning in great sock yarns! It's a good thing are a fast knitter!

Another impressive sock!

Marie/Underground Crafter said...

I have serious startitis, too, these days. I love both yarns!

Kepanie said...

Ooh that sock is in a terrific color. I love that Ensnared pattern. These new sock yarns are terrific! I can see why you're so tempted!