FO: More vanilla socks

I have to admit, it’s getting kind of boring to post vanilla self-striping socks, but I’m not really finishing anything else (I’m writing this the Sunday before it will post, and I don’t have anything else really that close to being finished, to be honest).

Toe-up, two at a time, fish lips kiss heel, didn’t need to manipulate the yarn to get the heels to come out correctly.

Yarn is Round Table Yarns Merlin, in colorway Luf Talkyng.

NOTD: Pretty Serious Cherry Bomb

Rarely does the promised shimmer in the bottle come through on the nail, but Cherry Bomb does it!  You don’t even need partial sun to see the lovely gold shimmer!

This did apply thicker than usual and was kind of a pain to work with – it didn’t level on its own, either.  There is some visible nail line on the photos but you can’t really see it in person unless you’re looking for it.

It also dries a little textured – I’ve been using a thick topcoat recently (KB Shimmer, very similar to Seche Vite) but I think I might use a second coat, or even a layer of Gelous first.  It’s not super obvious when looking at it but it’s not as smooth and shiny as it could be.

FO: Tegna

For once, I’ve knit a “hot” pattern while it’s still the in pattern!

This is Tegna, knit in Quince and Co Sparrow, colorway “eclipse”.  It feels like I was knitting this for months, but my project page says it was really only 17 days.

I had to go up a million needle sizes to get close to gauge and it’s still off a little bit.  I always intended this to go over something sleeveless so it’s sort-of office suitable, so I don’t really care that it’s not very opaque, or that I ended up with more positive ease than intended.

The only modification I made was sleeve length – I had so much more positive ease than I expected that I only knit the sleeves like two inches, but for once this turned out exactly right and my sleeves are nicely elbow-length.  One of the sleeves is bound off a little tightly – it still goes on but I might pick that out and re-do it.

FO: More Vanilla Socks

More vanilla socks, because I always have some on the needles even if it takes me a month or longer to finish.   This is…I think it’s Deborah Norville Serenity sock or something – it’s big box sock yarn.  These came in 50g balls, and even though both balls are the same “dye lot”, they don’t match.  So I didn’t bother starting them at the same spot in the color sequence or fudging the heels at all.

Ravelry classifies the yarn as “Light Fingering”, so I used 72 stitches for these instead of my usual 64.  They still look a little too stretched out but they’re fine.  I think I’m in denial that somehow my gauge has gotten tighter and I can either go up a needle size (that would be US3!!  Nope!!) or add more stitches for plain socks.

NOTD: ILNP Good Vibes

Good Vibes is a bright blue jelly with big ol scattered holo flakes.  This was much more opaque than it looks in photos – I would say the bottom left closeup is closest to what it looks like in real life.    This applied nicely and I had no staining at all when I removed it.  This polish does have a little bit of that odor bright blues sometimes have but it wasn’t super noticeable and I didn’t notice it at all after it dried.