FO: Hermione’s Everyday Socks


Hey, look!  It’s socks that aren’t plain vanilla!  These are, of course Hermione’s Everyday Socks.  I used Apple Tree Knits Socklove in the Seaside Heights colorway.  I didn’t bother to knit the heels in a contrast color or the other end of the ball or anything.  I think it’s a little bit noticeable but the gradient is so long I’m probably the only one who can see it immediately.  As usual, I knit these toe-up so I could use as much of the yarn as possible.

FO: Starting Point MKAL

Here’s my finished Starting Point wrap!  Mine ended up much longer than the pattern (about 104 inches long!) but still about 26 inches wide.  This used up a ton of deep stash yarn, which I’m pretty happy about.  These colors aren’t my usual thing so this will probably go to my mom (especially since she won’t even notice the place I forgot to knit a garter ridge on both sides of the wrap!).  I used all Madelinetosh Tosh Merino Light, in colors:  Gossamer (pale grey), Composition Book Grey (dark grey), Lai (pink), Iris (dark purple), and Magenta (lighter purple).

I’m not gonna lie, this was a LOT of knitting.  I might make another one of these for me, but if I do it won’t be for a LONG time.

NOTD: Orly Paradise Cove

Two things about these photos:  There was not nearly this much visible nail line in real life, and it’s also nowhere near this pink.  In real life it’s much more purple, but still neon-ish.  There’s a little bit of silvery shimmer in the bottle that sort of translates on the nail, but you have to look really closely.  I had some issues with application but I’m honestly putting that down to stress from the aforementioned family drama – Orly is usually never problematic for me.

FO: Elphaba Pullover

Finally, I finished an Elphaba Pullover.  Yarn is Nerd Girl Yarns Bounce and Stomp in the Tardis Blue colorway.  Elphaba is one of the first sweaters I queued on Ravelry.  I started it once (in a different yarn) but decided I wanted to do something else.  (I think that attempt became a Raindrops pullover instead.)

I made no modifications – though if I make another one I might figure out how to convert the sleeves to set-in instead of raglan.  I pinned out the lace points but I’m not sure I would do that again – they look a little too pointy.  I might see how it does when I’m wearing it and decide.  Otherwise I’ll probably just pat it into place and keep adjusting it as it dries.

NOTD: Grace-full Cherry Best Friends

Cherry Best Friends is a red holo with a ton of gold shimmer in it.  This was a two coater, and next time I wear it it will probably be a one-coater since I’m familiar with it now.  The holo is not super evident, or maybe it’s just that there wasn’t any sun while I had this on.  There was some family drama happening while I had this and the next polish on, so pardon the lack of photos and the dry cuticles.