I believe that, if it doesn’t rain between now and the nighttime, we will have gone 48 hours without any rain whatsoever. Apparently, I’m feeling inspired by all the sunshine.
Is it silly to want to buy these buttons and then find the perfect matching yellow yarn to knit a cute summery cardigan? Because that’s what I want to do. I want to orchestrate a piece of clothing around three sunshiney buttons. This feels a little silly.
This happy, sunny cardigan totally reminds me of Paddington Bear. Even though it’s the wrong color. I can’t explain it to you, the moment I saw the cardigan, I immediately thought of Paddington. Edit: The pattern is Potter by Norah Gaughan, as part of the new Berroco collection.
Happy yellow (okay, almost traffic-cone orange) socks! The Sock Innovation group on Ravelry is having a knit-along every month, where two patterns are up for grabs. One pattern comes from Cookie A’s new book (Sock Innovation) and the other pattern is a Cookie pattern that is not in the book.
This month, the sock patterns are Sunshine and Nebula. I’m obviously knitting the Sunshine pattern, in Koigu KPM. The colorway is really a bit more muted than it came out in these shots, but it sort of does reach into the traffic cone realm. Just a bit more matte.
I’m making yarn! This is spun from some fiber that a Ravelry friend sent me, and I think the base is called Falkland 58’s? Not sure, and that doesn’t really mean anything to me at the moment anyway. But I’m having fun. I still have a little bit more of this fiber to spin and then I’ll have to figure out what to do with it.
Ahh, progress. I’m plugging along on my February Lady Sweater. The lace pattern takes a little more concentration than the garter stitch yoke did, so it’s going a little bit slower. Or at least, it feels like it’s going a little bit slower. I’m not quite sure how much more I have left to knit on the body, as I need to measure the length of one of my favorite cardigans and see how long it is, and compare that to how much I’ve knit so far.
And finally, a finished object!
SpillyJane’s modifications to Cookie A’s Monkey pattern make for a fun, staggered look to the socks. And they are incredibly fast to knit! If I were to figure out the amount of time that I worked on them, it would probably take me less than a day and a half to knit an entire pair. The pattern is easy to memorize and just goes so quickly.
Hopefully once I finish my Sunshine socks, I’ll be showing you some work in progress shots on a few sock designs I have up my sleeve. That is, if they translate from the fabulous idea I have in my head to an actually fabulous knitted garment. There’s the rub, as always.