Wednesday, January 27, 2016

WIP Wednesday: Stuck on Skinny Yarn

Another WIP Wednesday, and here I am with only fingering weight yarn projects on the needles. So much for mixing things up in terms of yarn weight and needle size! The good news is that I am closing in on the Xanadu Snowflake Cowl - I passed the halfway point over the weekend! It pretty much looks the same as last week (only a little longer), so I will spare you the same photo, but you can see it on my Ravelry page on on my earlier post this week where I shared some of the tips that have sped up this knitting process for me, click here if you missed it).

Of course, I did finally cave and cast on for a pair of socks with the Tortoiseshell yarn I was eyeing last week. I decided to give two-at-a-time magic loop socks another go, and I am using the stitch pattern from Knowledge of What Was Sensible, which is one of the sock patterns from Hunter Hammersen's Fine Things for Plain Occasions. I'm making a few modifications along the way, which includes an afterthought heel so that I can knit these on the go without having to worry about heel flaps and gusset decreases. Basically, these socks are almost the complete opposite of the the approach I usually take to sock knitting (which is: one-at-a-time on DPNs with a heel flap and gusset, for anyone keeping track) - however, I am still sticking to top-down for the time being...no need to get too crazy.
Another new project I started was a baby hat version of the Force Awakens hat, which is for a friend of ours who recently had a baby yet still found time to go see the new Star Wars movie (I don't know about you, but I find that impressive). I'm using a hodgepodge of sock yarn from my stash and size 2 needles with the same cast on number in the pattern.
Lastly, the Alegria sock yarn hat continues to chug along, I added at least an inch or two since last week thanks to several meetings wherein I could sneak in some stitches.
Thanks for stopping by this week!

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