Thursday, November 30, 2017

Feeling Stripey

My projects this week have been all about the stripes.

I haven't touched my Flower Market Shawl since you last saw it, though I'm hoping to put in some serious time on it this weekend. Instead, I've been focusing on my Plummy Mitts for my evening knitting and Rainbow's Vanilla Is the New Black socks for lunchtime knitting.

I finished up the first of my mitts last night and it fits perfectly!

The colors are a bit brighter when there's actual daylight

I'm hoping that the yarn blooms a little more when I block these, because there were definitely a few spots where it was a bit on the thin side and the fabric is a bit see-through. I've already gotten started on the second mitt, and I anticipate having a finished pair by next week.

Meanwhile, I have finished up the heel and moved onto the foot of Rainbow's socks, and they are continuing to delight me with their colors.

I'm a tad bit concerned that these might be a bit big on her (because I tried them on and they fit me, albeit tightly), so I may go down to the smallest size for the next pair. The heel was fun to knit on these, and I'll be interested to hear how she likes it as compared to the heels she's experienced with the previous socks I've knit her. Sizing concerns aside, the pattern is easy and a lot of fun, and I'm really enjoying the yarn. It's been a while since I last knit with Felici, and I swear it's gotten softer. I'm not sure how that will translate into wearing well, but at least with Rainbow she's more likely to outgrow her socks before she wears them out.

The weekend ahead looks relatively calm, so I plan on filling it up with lots of knitting and spinning time. December has really snuck up on me and there's less time than I thought I had to get things done, so I'm going to need all the time I can get!

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