Friday, July 8, 2011

A little catch up

I can't believe it's been nearly 2 weeks since I've updated the blog.  We've been on vacation this week and my middle son is home this week from school as well.  We haven't done anything particular but have just been busy enjoying some down time and visiting with friends.

I have been knitting, and as you're about to see, I've had a little Knitting ADD going on.  I've been knitting but not making much progress on anything.  I've decided it's time to buckle down and finish a few things up.

I have finished a pair of socks that I haven't shown you yet.  I actually finished them at the end of June.  This is the Boysenberry Yo pattern from the Cookie A Sock Club April installment.  This is a new yarn from Lorna's Laces and we were lucky enough to have it a sneak preview.  When we got it, it did not yet have a name.  It has since been named Solemate.  I can't tell you how it compares to the Shepherd Sock, I have some in my stash but have not yet knit with it, but I can tell you that I did like the Solemate!

I've also been poking away at my Sprossling sweater.  I'm still on the back and have finished the waist decreases and have started the increases.

Going back to the Cookie A Sock Club, the June shipment came and it was all about Orange!  Even the cookie recipes that come in each installment were orange themed.  This week I made the Orange Creamsicle cookies.  They are a yummy orange flavored cookie with a cream cheese frosting filling and perfect treat on a warm summer day!

I started the Orange Pekoe pattern and have finished the right sock.  The left sock will be a mirror image.  The yarn is by Hazel Knits, and honestly, nobody does orange like Wendee!  I'm not a big fan of orange, but I do like this color!

I've also been working on Stricken for the Knit Sock Love KAL.  This is the June pattern, so I better get busy on it.  It's not a hard knit, it's just different every flippin' row, and I have to pay close attention to the chart.  I tried working on it while waiting at a car appointment last week, but forgot my post-its to keep track on my chart.  Yeah. Not smart.  Good thing I had a back up project with me.

Last, but not least is Summer Wind.  I love this pattern!  And I love how this is coming out!  I finally found a perfect match for the Tosh Merino Light that I bought earlier this year.  I was going to put this in the Gift Basket for Christmas, but I think I'm going to have to keep it for myself instead.  There is a KAL for this pattern in the Irishgirlieknits group on Ravelry.  It's not too late to come join us!
So that's everything I have on the needles right now.  Hopefully you'll see lots of FO's over the next few weeks as I try to get these finished up.

Happy Summer!

1 comment:

  1. Gorgeous socks!! I love that orange sock as well. Go you on the knitting! I'm still slugging away on my Striped Study...trying to finish...