Sunday, November 1, 2015

Year of Projects 5: Week 18



KNIT. SOCK. LOVE. : BFF • Clandestine • Cusp • German Stockings • Gothic Spire • Hedera • In and Out • Lissajous • Marilinda • Mona • Monkey • Pointelle • Rhombus  Sake • Stalagmite • Stricken • Thelonious • Twisted Flower • Wedge

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

For most of the past week I've been knitting baby sweaters. I bought three balls of baby yarn, which is enough for 9 sweaters (3 pink + 3 blue + 3 grey) so that's the plan. No point in having leftover yarn. These little sweaters knit up so quickly that it hasn't even started to become tedious yet, even though four are done and a fifth has been started. My cousin's husband leaves for England at the end of November so I've got just over three weeks to complete and deliver them. Shouldn't be a problem.

Aside from baby cardigans the remainder of my knitting time has been devoted to the second pattern for October from the Cookie A sock club - "Love Me Tender".  I turned the heel and started on the foot last week at work. I'm hoping to finish sock one today so that the coworker for whom this pair is intended, can try one on. I'm not entirely sure of her shoe size so I'm not sure how long to knit the foot. I'm knitting this pattern pretty much as written other than I'm working the YOs through the back loops to close up the holes. It'd be lovely to get these off the needles and gifted before my vacation week after next, but that might be overly ambitious. We'll see.

And with baby cardis and Love Me Tender socks taking priority it looks like Clandestine will remain on the back burner for another few weeks. No deadline to complete them though, so I'll pick them back up once I've cleared the decks again. And I'd better start thinking about a vanilla sock for charity for November as well. Right now I'm leaning towards Vanilla Latte Socks in a self-striping yarn or Betula Socks in a solid colour.

It's been a lovely mild morning so far and it looks like a beautiful fall day is on the way, so I'll be outside enjoying it! Have a great day!


10 comments:

Ruth said...

I do like the look of those Love Me Tender socks but then I've a weakness for cables, I'm trying to imagine them with yo's all open and can't so I must remember about closing them if I ever get through my sock list to knitting them. Hopefully you will have them off the needles before your vacation but I can't see that you won't, if I'm a tortoise knitting socks then you are the hare! Oh do take a picture of all those wonderful little cardigans, so tiny and so precious! The C word in Vegas sounds like such fun!

Sam I Am...... said...

Who are the baby sweaters for? I thought of doing some to sell on Etsy as I love baby stuff and could use some extra income to pay for my old age expensive medicines! LOL! Love your socks and that color...very pretty. I'm just holding my own right now and not trying to to do anything but easy-peasy projects as I am hoping and praying to move North soon. Take care and enjoy your vacation!

Lucy Bowen said...

Love baby sweaters for their speed, but you have been zipping through them! Love me Tender look brilliant, your co-worker will love them.

Renee Anne said...

I may just love those socks :)

Stefanie said...

I really liked your first, preemie cardigan last time. It was cute and so much more appealing than what its original project page shows. The sock is looking terrific. It has enough visial interest but doesn't see overly complicated in fit and knitting technique.

Dee said...

That sock is very pretty! What a nice color.

I'm sure those baby cardis will be much appreciated.

Simply Playing said...

The baby sweaters are so sweet. Are they all preemie sized? The Love Me Tender socks look fabulous. I agree with Ruth I can't quite imagine them with YO holes. I think KTBL was a good idea.

Becki said...

Wow - you are really flying on those baby sweaters. That pattern makes a sweet, classic sweater. How wonderful that it's so easy to work up.

Caffeine Girl said...

I was wondering who the baby sweaters were for, too. It seems like you've got all genders covered. The Love Me Tender socks are intriging.

Frieda said...

Love the socks , love the pattern too ! Four cardis done already , it is hard to believe that three balls of yarn are enough to make nine of them .