Time for a mid week check in on the knitting and reading . . .…
Yesterday I finished the “watermelon” striped socks.
Aren’t they pretty? Isn’t it nice that I have zinnias to match the socks? Can I just tell you that Vesper sock yarn is addicting? You think Kidsilk Haze is crack? Wait until you try this stuff! If you can ever get it because it sells out incredibly fast.
I set a new land/speed record on sock 2 since I had only cast the thing on last Thursday. How did I accomplish this freakishly fast knitting of sock 2? (Well, freakishly fast for me, anyway.) I owe it all to Julia. And Magic Loop. If you haven’t tried it, you need to give it a go. Find yourself a knitter who uses the technique and is willing to show you or buy yourself the booklet. Knitting with the Magic Loop, it’s a good thing.
I also want to show you the bee-ay-u-tiful bracelet that Heather made for me.
Isn’t it wicked cool?
She also sent me stitch markers.
Very chi-chi, no? Mine were presents (just because she likes me so much) but you can buy your own from her if you go look here.
The Eyelet Cardi is done but the neck is wonky in the back so I’m not showing it to you yet. I may be ripping a bit and re-doing the neck if I can figure out how to fix it. Kiri still mostly looks like a lunch lady hairnet and there are new Trekking socks on the needles. Magic Loop, of course.
Finally, a big shout out to my friend Betty who has started her own blog. Betty lives (and yarn shops) in NYC and is a fellow reenactor. She’s also a Jimmy Buffett freak and a great knitter. Go say hello, will ya?