And finished. Yarn is Cephalopod Yarns Skinny Bugga in “Gregor Samsa”. I think if I knit these again I might go up a needle size for the leg portion, and I might also shift the cuff chart over a little so I can get in another half-repeat of the chart. I would have liked a little longer sock but I don’t think I would have been able to do another full chart repeat.
After more than a month, Polwarth is finished.
|neckline detail (brioche!)|
Today I’m wearing “Big Mint” by Heaven. Heaven’s a brand I’ve only ever seen in one Albertson’s grocery store, and I’ve had this for a while but am just now wearing it.
I don’t have anything close to finished, I’m not currently sewing anything, and my nails are unpainted, so here’s a roundup of all the knitting WIPs I’m actively working on.
This pile of yarn and needles is Polwarth. The pattern has you knit the sleeves individually while the body stitches are on hold so it’s more portable, but 1) I don’t care if it’s portable or not and 2) my sleeves only ever match if I knit them two-at-a-time. So, the body is completed and bound off and I’m a little less than halfway through the sleeves. For once I’m using the recommended yarn, which is Ysolda Blend No. 1. It is LOVELY yarn to knit with and you should definitely buy some if you get a chance.
And I got socks. These are Hundred Acre Wood, in Cephalopod Yarns Skinny Bugga, colorway “Gregor Samsa”. I saw a pair of these on the FO Radar and Ravelry helpfully reminded me that I owned the book the pattern is in, so there we go. This picture features a bonus shot of my second sewing project, too.
These were originally going to be Kick in the Pants socks, but the closer I got to the recommended stitch count the skinnier my stripes got, and I didn’t want to slip half the stitches every two or three rounds. So these are toe-up Jaywalkers instead. Yarn is Simply Socks Poste Self Striping in Electric Avenue. I have another skein of this yarn I’m hoarding, so if these end up all weird after I add more stitches for the leg portion… eh, it’s okay.
I’m pretty late to the Mirrorball party. I bought it when it came out… last winter? Something. Anyway, I’m just now getting around to wearing this.
|Finished and unblocked|
|Blocked and drying|
Overall, I’m pretty happy with this project. It’s large and heavy (200g of yarn, 950 5/0 triangle beads)
Yarn: Little Monkey’s Stitch and Spin Silk Sock Gradient in “Smoke Screen”, 204g.