Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Yarn Along 2016.12: One (or More) Done

It's that time again--joining Ginny for this week's Yarn Along.

I finished my dressage hat last Thursday.  Haven't blocked it; was kind of hoping just sticking it on my head and wearing it around the house would do the trick.  But the edge kind of wants to roll, and part of the hat is a little tight, so I think I'm going to wet it down good and block it.  Although I have the sneaking suspicion that part of the tightness is just me and that I knit it a little too tightly.  But, other than that, I'm pretty happy with how it turned out, being my first color work project and all.

I also finished sock #1 of DS1's gigantic vanilla latte socks!  Woo hoo!  It wasn't as painful to knit a huge sock as I thought it was going to be.  So now I can start on sock #2 and know that I will get it done in plenty of time for his birthday (in November).

In addition to my two finishes, I have a 'start' to talk about this week.  Being that March is rushing past so quickly, I figured I probably should go ahead and cast on my dish cloth for this month.  I decided to just do my favorite dish cloth design--garterlac--rather than try a new pattern right now.  I'll be more adventurous in April; in March I just want to be able to hit my goal of one dish cloth per month. With this being Holy Week, my evening knitting time will be less (church on Maundy Thursday, church on Good Friday. . . ).  The garterlac is going quickly, so I should probably be able to finish it by the weekend even with less 'free' hours.

My Mom has asked lately if I have much time for knitting, followed quickly by commenting how much she likes the socks I knit her last year.  Followed by the statement that she has a skein of self-striping yarn that she thinks would make a great next pair of socks for her. . . So I have the feeling that when we get together on Easter I will be coming home with a skein of yarn and will be working socks for Mom into my project list.  If so, you'll be seeing that on next week's yarn along post.

1 comment:

  1. What a great idea making a dishcloth a month! Great way to try a new pattern, too. Love your dressage hat -- I love green. Happy Spring!