Hello Friends! I'm still here despite how quiet I've been recently. This relentless New England winter has had me hunkered down enjoying some good books and plenty of knitting. I thought it would be fun to show you what I've been working on. I've finished a couple projects and I'll show those to you later. These are the projects on my needles right now.
First is the Jimmy Beans Downton Abbey Mystery KAL. I'm a little stumped right now with this one because I know that I don't have enough yarn to finish it. Very disappointing. I am getting the gauge that the designer suggested, but I am eating up yarn at an alarming rate. Actually, I'm not alone on this. Many, many of the participants are experiencing this same issue. Enough so that the designer has released a 2nd final clue that uses less yarn. This is what mine looks like through clue 5 of 7. Pretty, but.....
1. Buy more yarn and continue on as is.
2. Rip back 2 clues, which is the end of the garter stitch, go down a needle size and hope that will conserve enough yarn to finish.
3. Rip it all out and start over again with smaller needles. If I go with this option I will also reverse the colors. The instructions at the beginning said that "If you want more pink at the bottom, make that color B". This is what the finished shawl looks like with the colors reversed from what I chose. Stunning, don't you think?
I'd love to hear your thoughts. I just keep going around and around on this...
Next project is this pair of super happy, and groovy, socks! This is the sock pattern form the Rockin' Sock Club January kit. I never would have picked out this color, Feeling Groovy, for myself or the pattern, 59th Street Bridge Socks. The pattern is toe up, which I loathe, and the color more neon than I am typically comfortable with, but these are the happiest socks I have ever knit. I'm committed to stretching my comfort zone this year and I'm happy about that. I know that I will smile whenever I look at these socks on my feet :-)
Cushing Isle by Amy Herzog and I'm using Indigodragonfly SuperBaa Worsted.
Warm All Winter pattern FREE that day only. It is the most PERFECT solution for my subzero walks! (If you haven't clicked to look at the pattern yet, go now. I'll wait here.)
Thanks for stopping by, and PLEASE share your thoughts about my shawl. I promise I won't be upset if you think I should start it over. (Truth be told, that's probably what I'll do)