I’m dead proud of myself for resisting the lure of new yarn (well, most of it anyway) in order to ACTUALLY FINISH some projects the last few weeks. It’s like the wooly Gods have granted me a small summer knitting miracle.
Part of my strategy involved being away a bit (and therefore, away from most of the WIPS), with just 2 projects in my bag. I managed to get nearly all of it done and it only reinforced for me how it’s much easier to have a couple of different projects on the go so I can switch between them when I get bored. So first up is my Noro Brioche Cowl which I knit out of 2 contrasting skeins of Noro Silk Garden Sock on 5mm needles. I probably used just over half a skein of each and it wraps loosely around twice for a cosy but not too warm scarf. I was totally new to brioche and had been obsessively browsing Stephen West’s amazing designs on Ravelry, so that’s what did it I think :)
The other project I took with me was some stripy socks. The yarn is Regia Design Line by Kaffe Fassett and I knit them as part of The Geeky Girls’ Knit podcast’s “Summertime and the Living is Easy” KAL, and also because…well, I can’t resist a good stripe on my socks! I’m actually thinking of naming these something like “Planes, Trains and Automobiles” socks, because they have been knitted on the plane, on a ferry, on the train, in the bus…everywhere!
As a side note, these socks were my first time trying the famous Fish Lips Kiss heel by Sox Therapist. I’ve heard a lot about this heel so I was dying to give it a go. It takes a while to go through the process but once done a few times, it’s fairly easy to remember and creates a great custom fit without any corner gaps, maths or picking up stitches.
Thanks to Rikke, one of the Copenhagen Yarn Lovers, asking me what was happening about my green Flax sweater by Tin Can Knits that I’d half finished and then sholved in a stash box, I was able to excavate it and get it done! It only needed sleeves, and we all know how boring they are to do, but with some steely determination I ended up with a great fitting, cosy and gorgeous sweater! Flax is a free unisex pattern on Ravelry with a massive size range from babies to grown ups. The yarn I used was Drops Garnstudio “Drops Loves You 4”.
Well that’s all for now- I hope all your projects are going fantastically and giving you joy!