Sunday, June 18, 2017

Year of Projects 6: Week 51


The moving truck has been booked for next Saturday. At this point almost everything has been moved to Lake Erie; we're just living without our large furniture! It sure will be nice to have a rug in the living room, along with a couch, ottomans and recliners. At the moment we're living on patio furniture with a bare floor! Takes me back to my student days :)



Both "Syncopation Socks" are done. It's a lovely, super simple free pattern which I highly recommend. It's easy to read your knitting to keep track of where you are, so you really don't need to reference the pattern much at all. And the resulting knitted fabric has an interesting sinuous look to it which makes it very attractive. Because the pattern is sort of ribbed, the finished sock is stretchy and fits well. Nice! I hope the birthday boy likes them!

Immediately after finishing them I cast on another vanilla-ish sock - Petty Harbour Socks - for my brother who is apparently in desperate need of more handknit socks. The yarn is a non-wool bamboo blend sock yarn - SRK On Your Toes Bamboo - that was given to me some time ago. The Warm Hands Network prefers socks with 75% wool content, so this yarn was no good for them. I think my brother will like it though. It's a very inoffensive khaki colour. And if I happen to finish these socks in June, they would qualify for the June "Green" KAL in the SolidSocks group on Ravelry. That might be overly optimistic though!

Thanks one and all for your kind comments about my Etsy shop. Response to the Canada Day bags has continued to be strong, so now I'd better plan so more designs to feature once Canada Day is past. I have a few fun ideas :)

Now that we're downsizing into a smaller home I thought I'd better start a yarn diet and knit through much of the stash that I've moved to Lake Erie. Of course, that was before I dropped in at Creative Yarns in Scarborough. They are moving - the bakery next door wants to expand into their space - so much of the yarn was on sale. I picked up several 50gr skeins of Shelridge Farms 80/20 merino/nylon in solid colours. There are several colourwork sock patterns in my queue, and maybe I'll get to some of them in the next year of projects!

Just two weeks left in Year 6 of A Year of Projects. If you're interested in joining the group, then please check us out on Ravelry. The idea is that you make a tentative plan for your knitting for the upcoming year, and then work through that list and blog your progress on Sundays. Your list can be detailed (or not) and there are no knitting police. My tentative plan last year was to knit a pair of socks for charity every month and check out more intricate sock patterns from a variety of designers. I'd pretty much give myself a C- or a D on my performance last year. I did better when my lists were more structured - like knit every pattern in a pattern book. So that's food for thought for next year's list.



10 comments:

D. Kissinger said...

So excited for you. Good luck with the move.

The Syncopation socks are very pretty. I wouldn't give you a C or a D .......looks to me like you got a lot knit this year.

Marsha said...

Your Syncopation Socks have a great look to them. I really love socks that have interest and these qualify 100%. Looking forward to seeing your list next year.

Wanderingcatstudio said...

Petty harbour just keeps popping up on blogs! I guess I'm going to have to cast on for it soon!

Stefanie Ng said...

May everything go smoothly for your move. I love your socks. The toes are so neat and and the corners clean.

Stefanie Ng said...

And thank you, Lynn, for your sweet comment on my latest sewing post. I do put a lot of thought into a person's gift. I like to do it right!

Becki said...

The Syncopation Socks really are lovely. Best wishes on a smooth move next week!

Breathing Life said...

I am impressed with your knitting and moving at the same time. I love both those patterns and I think I will have to cue at least one of them for next year's challenge.

Lucy Bowen said...

I'm so glad the move is going smoothly. The syncopation socks are brilliant and look like a great fit. Looking forward to seeing your decisions about next year's list.

kathy b said...

GLAD YOU ARE able to knit during a move time. I will check out the raverly group. sounds relaxed and fun

kathy b said...

I'm so disorganized that maybe a YEAR long plan is a fun idea. I'll be watching the rest of you. Have a good move. Stay flexible and enjoy !