Tuesday, January 27, 2015

WIPs

I like to work on a couple of projects at a time. I prefer to have enough variety that I don't get bored, but not so many WIPs that it's hard to finish things. In addition to these, I'm also still spinning daily and working on a pair of vanilla socks for Spicy.

caesious

like seemingly everyone else, I got bit by the Curls bug. There's a KAL for Caesious going on right now, so I grabbed a skein of Into the Whirled Manchester Sock that i got at Rhinebeck. The pattern is super easy to memorize (once I actually read the directions and followed them correctly) and I like to work on this one in the evenings. it's a great relaxation knit. i'm a little concerned that it's going to be small. I plan to use the entire skein and i'd like to wear it draped like a cowl, but we'll see.

To be honest, i'm not in love with the yarn. it was absolutely stunning in skein form but the actual knit with its short variegation reminds me of sugar n creme yarns. not that it's awful--but i guess i prefer my multicolored yarns to be a little more sophisticated, if that makes sense. at any rate, i'm committed to finishing this and then i can move onto something that makes me happier.

TTL mystery sock KAL 2015

I also finished Clue 2 of the through the loops mystery KAL. i chose to do this one instead of Ysolda's follow your arrow 2, and i have to admit that this isn't as fun as follow your arrow was last year. I think the difference lies in the lack of choices. you knit the clues and that's that, rather than choosing between 2 options for each clue that gives you so much more variety. there's nothing wrong with the TTL pattern. it's pretty and i'm sure i'll like the finished socks but i don't feel as eager to see what's next as I was with FYA.

well now i feel like a Debbie Downer. it's the dead of winter and all i want to do is hibernate. that is all.

1 comment:

  1. I love that yarn! I love how it changes colors and how saturated they are! I can see why you're disappointed, though...I like it but it is a little sugar n crème. I bet it would look great woven into a scarf. That's what I'm doing with yarn when I don't like how it knits up. Thank you AGAIN for blogging your weaving adventures and for helping me learn how to weave!

    Did you buy the FYA2 pattern yet? I was going to buy it for you yesterday for a belated/early b-day gift but I can't see your (or anyone's!) library to see if you have it already. What's up with that? How did you know I didn't already have the FYA1 pattern last year?

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