COOKIE A SOCK CLUB: June #1 • June #2 • August #1 • August #2 • October #1 • October #2 • December #1 • December #2
VANILLA SOCKS FOR CHARITY: July • August • September • October • November • December • January • February • March • April • May • June
A couple of weeks ago a fellow Raveler gifted me with some of her handspun - 67 grams (approximately 100 yards) of thick/thin worsted weight yarn. After a quick search of the pattern database I decided a pair of children's mittens was my best choice to use every inch of her gorgeous yarn. I made a pair of Children's Basic Mitts by Elizabeth Durand in the largest size. Instead of a rounded top I switched to decreases at each side for more of a wedge shape with a grafted top - just like a sock toe. The sizing worked out perfectly; I finished with scant inches of yarn left over!
In my mindless and interrupted knitting time I worked away at my September vanilla socks - using scraps and Russian joins, roughly following the Vanilla Bean Striped Socks pattern working toe up with an afterthought heel. This morning I finished the second sock tube, so just the heels are left to do. The Warm Hands Network has a shipment planned for September 30th, so I'm motivated to finish these up quickly to send them off in time.
And finally I did cast on for In and Out Socks in Smith and Ewe fingering. I'm not very far along yet, but I've seen enough to know that the yarn will work with the pattern. It looks impossibly small but it's very stretchy, so I guess I'll carry on for a bit to see how it works out.
This time last week we were sweltering in 34° C weather and heat warnings. Fast forward a week - the high today was 14° C. That's a pretty crazy swing in temperatures! The weather's supposed to swing back to summer again towards the middle of the week - but in the meantime it's sock knitting weather! No wonder there's lots getting done around here lately!