Now that the Knit Unto Others is over it’s back to selfish knitting over here at Carole Knits. (Although, I am still committed to a square for Comforting Jenn and my heart is being tugged to help Rachel H. with the hat drive for her school) But I digress. Want to see what’s on the needles at the moment?
More ManLace in the form of Obstacles. Yes, Anne has done it again! The pattern is fabulous and I highly recommend it. And the yarn. Oh, the yarn. It’s Karabella Boise, 50% cashmere and 50% extra fine merino from my grrls over at kpixie. As RR would say, yum-O!
This sock is clearly off the needles and the second one has been started. I just thought you’d rather see a picture of one finished sock than 1/4 inch of a started sock. Anyway, I finished this one Monday and I’m determined to finish the second one by the end of the month as this will make 18 pairs of socks for me for 2006. My goal for the year was 12, a pair a month, so I’ve surpassed my goal by quite a bit. Not too shabby. And yes, that is Vesper sock yarn.
And at the moment, that’s it. I frogged the Old Shale Scarf I had started in the Brooks Farm Mohair because I just wasn’t feeling the love for the pattern and the yarn together. I’ll be searching for something else appropriate for that yarn. I’ve still got that cabled hat/swatch somewhere in the bottom of the knitting basket but I’m not in the mood to practice new techniques right now and I don’t think it will ever be anything other than a practice swatch so I’m not counting it as a WIP.
I have plans for mittens and cabled mitts and other wool-y things but for right now, I really do only have two projects going. It’s a Christmas Miracle, I’d say.