I’m off work again today – there’s not much going on in the office as everyone else is on vacation and decided I needed a bit of a break, which gives me a good time to actually upload some photos. So how about some WiPs?
First up is Amelia - something I am determine to finish as soon as possible! I even took it to Houston & worked on it during the short breaks in my hotel room (which ended up being just doing a row or two at night, but at least it’s something). Now I’m on the second sleeve, then it’s just the yoke & edging. My biggest concern is running out of yarn – it’s Valley Yarns Superwash in Rosewood (the colour is a bit washed out in this photo) and while it’s listed in the catalog, it’s not on the website. I think I’ll be okay but I may need to hunt down a lone ball for the edging.
I do have some fun buttons for it, but as I only have 4, I’ll need to hunt down a couple more. Luckily, I bought them at JoAnne’s so they shouldn’t be too hard to find.
(the colour is much more true in this picture too)
Next up, I have (of course) a new pair of Commuter socks.
Again, this was from my trip to WEB’s – the Misti Alpaca sock yarn. I love the green stripes! And they are going to be so warm – which is precisely why I started them. I’m just doing a plain ol’ top down basic sock with an eye of partridge heel and I’m on the foot of the second, so I should be done early next week.
Finally, not a WiP but a final unblogged FO from January.
Blingin’ Socks for my BFF
Started: January 3
Finished: January 16
Yarn: Painted Skeins Silver, Silk, and Superwash Merino Sock Yarn in Graphite
Needles: Size 2US
Notes: These were actually originally started back in November and were going to be an edited version of Reversim as Britt can attest to. But when I finished one, I was so unhappy with it I just frogged it & started over with the real version of Reversi, although I did a short row heel instead of the reverse heel. Anyway, I had to make these for the BFF – she loved the silver in my other pair of blingin’ socks & when I saw the black, it just screamed her name at me. Anyway, not much more to say – this is, by far, my favourite sock pattern – and one day I’ll actually have a nice pair for myself – I just need to remember to make them out of superwash yarn! Both pairs I’ve made for myself have shrank/felted slightly, although one pair I can still wear, just the stitch pattern has been muddled a bit. Sigh.
And one day I’ll actually give these to my BFF – our timing of get togethers has been all off for the past month! But I think we might be planning a Chocolate Buffet soon…