I started knitting these as a knit along with Dena in January. Dena has long since finished hers and has been wearing them. Mine needed about another 3 or 4 inches down from the arch to the toe but sat languishing until yesterday. Now they are done and have gone where all finished socks go . . . into a girl's shoes.
This is the Echeveria pattern by Rachel Coopey who is quickly becoming one of my favorite sock designers. You'll be seeing a lot more of her patterns in my knitting in the next couple of months.
The April Showers were my January Socks.
The Echeveria were my February Socks.
A Beautiful Necessity is going to be my March Socks.
The reason there has been such a dearth of knitting on this blog is this particular project. I have a lot of little things going on the side and many of those will be finished soon, but this had to be my main focus because it was a test knit and on a deadline. It is finished now, but I cannot show the entire thing because The Unique Sheep Mystery Knit Along started last Friday and won't finish for 8 weeks.
For those who don't know what a Mystery Knit Along is, you buy the yarn, beads and pattern to enter in the knit along. The yarn is shipped to you as soon as it is dyed (The Unique Sheep dyes to order, they have a little stock, but mostly just what's left from whatever fiber festival or show they've been at recently.) The beads either come with the yarn or you can purchase them yourself. Then, about a week before the MKAL is scheduled to start, they email you the instructions for making a gauge swatch. On the date that the MKAL is scheduled to start, usually a Friday, they send the first clue or section of the pattern.
I have all but finished this project - still need to block it - but I can only show you the first clue right now because it came out on Friday (well, Thursday night at Midnight eastern). There are no beads in clue one of this, but there will be a LOT before it's all done. The yarn is The Unique Sheep gradience Moonlight in the Garden on Tinsel Toes. It goes from a silvery gray to a golden green.
It seems like forever since I have posted a finished item.
It is possible that it has actually been forever since I posted a finished item.
I've been working on that big test knit and can't show it yet. It's still not actually done, but I'm debating the last little part of it so I've set it aside for a day or two.
Anyway, I finished the baby sweater for the girls' doctor and delivered it to her today.
It is the Seed Stitch Yoke Cardigan from 60 Quick Baby Knits. I had actually finished it once but I made a mistake and had to take off the button bands and all of the yoke and reknit them. I'm happy with the way it turned out - hope it fits and keeps the little one warm!
I hope to have more finished items soon . . . lots are almost done.
Poor Zuzu. She had so many mats and tangles. I think I spent an hour combing and cutting. Now she is resting after her ordeal in the lovely new bed that Aunt Dena made for her. She thinks it is so nice and it smells like other dogs too!