When I finished the last pair of socks, I also finished off Sorella for my niece.  They got bundled off together & were well received.  I need to order yarn for my other niece for November but haven’t quite got there yet.  Next week.

 

Specs:

Pattern: Sorello by Georgie Hallam

Yarn – Bendigo Woollen Mills Luxury

Needles – 4mm.

Gauge – no idea!

Timing: 29 March 2014 – 29 July 2014

Yards –  no idea.

Modifications – Nil.  I really enjoyed knitting this although towards the end it felt like it was taking for every due to it being the largest size!

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I have finished a pair of socks!  These guys have been finished for a little while and they’ve been posted & received.  Disappointingly they are too big for J but she likes them anyway – I’ll actually measure her foot next weekend for a new pair because I don’t think these will give her the right feel for hand knit socks.

The yarn was from Charli’s sock club last year, it’s soft, glossy & was lovely to knit but I started way back in April which makes them a very long knit.  In the past few months I have been working pretty much full-time and going some work slightly outside my scope of practice which made it really challenging but really rewarding.  After the last school holidays life slowed down a tiny bit for a few weeks and I picked up the knitting again.  It’s feels so great.

 

Specs:

Pattern: Can’t remember the name but Charli designed them!

Yarn – Ixchel Bunny Sock Club 

Needles – 2 mm DPN

Gauge – 8 sts/inch (I think)

Timing: Sunday 13 April 2014 – 29 July 2014

Yards –  I had a fair bit left over – maybe enough for booties?

Modifications – Nil.

 

 

Finished dishcloths for February – I am slowly catching up and enjoying the different designs.  It’s good to have some small, easy to finish projects in light of the disheartening baby layette.

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#3 – February 1st of the Month KAL

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#4 – February Mid-month KAL

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#1 January 1st of the month KAL

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#2 January Mid-month KAL

Sometimes kicking small goals just keeps you in the game (can you tell it’s footy season again?!).  These are the two January cloths from the Yahoo Groups KAL.

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Modified Manly Socks

Wow – I am shocked to realise it’s been so long since I last wrote a post.  In that time there really hasn’t been a lot of knitting but I have finished the Manly Socks and started a new pair.  This time I am knitting socks to give away.  It feels kind of strange but I know that the person who I am knitting them for will appreciate them especially as they are such a special yarn.

These socks are Love Heart Socks in the IxChel Bunny sock yarn I received in the sock yarn club I was in last year and which I just signed up for again.  It’s amazing how lovely yarn just makes you want to knit and knit.

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Where I got to before pulling out.

I started the socks with 3mm DPN but quickly found that they were going to be too big – annoying since I actually did a gauge swatch.  I pulled them out & started again with 2.5mm DPN and still think I could have gone to 2mm DPN.  Anyway, they will be as they be and still look & feel great.  I just have to work out how long the recipients feet are without asking…..

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The ball here is pretty close to the true colours

 

 

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After another car trip away the first of the Moda Vera Manly socks is ready for grafting.  I have modified the pattern a bit so far and really am just using the broken rib stitch pattern.  At least this seems to be working out – the layette almost has me beaten!

This is an SOS – I am having so much trouble with this pattern as it decreases – thankfully I have been using lifelines as I complete a set but it is driving me nuts & so slow!  I am 2/3 of the way through the first 1/4 of the blanket which means I have another 3/4 to go once this one is finished.  Does anyone know of an easy way to chart a few hundred stitches onto a graph?  Would love some advise!

I started charting it using Excel but it starts with 289 stitches and I was finding it really hard because I couldn’t see all the stitches – should I keep persisting with this or try something else?

My knitting mojo is fading fast (but that may also be this seemingly unrelenting heat….).

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