I'm very late in posting today. What can I say; the day got away from me! Maybe because it's a holiday weekend here in Ontario, I'm all off schedule?
My knitting, on the other hand, is right on schedule! I finished my July Paper Bag Project: Gladys in Painted Fleece Merino/Silk/Cashmere. It's a very nice looking sock but all that seed stitch is a slog. Seriously, I had to really push myself to finish it.
The only thing that got me through was the urge to cast on the next pair of socks. On Wednesday I opened a new Paper Bag for August to discover two 50 gram skeins of Shelridge Yarns 80/20 Merino. SURPRISE. That wasn't on the list; I didn't even remember them! Of course it makes sense in retrospect that there couldn't be one bag with Lang Jawoll Superwash and a second with leftovers of the same! Where's my brain?! I amended my lists below.
But what pattern to knit? Colourwork for sure. And opposite socks to use it all up. Toe-up would help too! Time to dive into an advanced pattern search in Ravelry. And there it is... Venetian Blinds socks. All the boxes checked! I'll cast those on tomorrow.
As well, I've been pondering what to do about 150 grams or so of Stretch Bamboo leftovers, and I think I have a plan. The lion share of that is a similar shade of blue (90 grams or so) so I'll use that to knit Nain in the smallest size written. Seems to me that pattern would benefit from stretchy yarn. And then I'll use up the leftovers knitting ankle socks - Jelly Rolls, maybe? BUST ALL THE STASH!
So yeah, I finished a pair of socks and despite that my lists got longer. SIGH.
2018 Paper Bag Project - August, September, October, November and December
Twisted Flower Socks - using Hikoo CoBaSi yarn in Egyptian Blue
Feny Socks - using Lang Jawoll Superwash in turquoise and chocolate
Pattern TBD - using unknown variegated red yarn
Diamondback Socks - using Songbird Fibers Sock in Ruby Throated Hummingbird
Venetian Blinds Socks - using Shelridge Yarns 80/20 Merino in Mint and Linen
Full Skeins from stash
Somewhere Socks - using Mountain Colour mini set
Pairfect Socks - using Regia Pairfect
Mood - using unknown variegated blue yarn
Kazak - using unknown tonal purple yarn
Harris Tweed Socks - using Wollemeise self-striping green/gold/red yarn
Large (more than 50 grams) and Small (less than 50 grams) scraps from stash
Salor - in various tan, orange and brown small scraps
Vanilla Bean Striped Socks - in various colourful small scraps
Squircle Socks - in various colourful scraps plus something neutral from large scraps
Escape Reality Socks - in various colourful scraps plus something neutral from large scraps
Bill Huggins - in various scraps
Mosaic Marbles socks - using Langwoll Magic Dégradé scraps with black (or white)
Checkbox Socks - using large scraps
Stash Buster Spiral Socks - using various scraps in green?
Hearty Stripey Socks - using various scraps
Double Heelix Socks - using leftovers from Feny Socks
Nain - using large scraps of Stretch Bamboo in light blue
Jelly Rolls - using all the leftover Stretch Bamboo in various colours