Oh how I wish it were Spring already! Seems this winter has lasted too long and I can’t seem to get complete warm at all. It hasn’t even really snowed and stuck around much yet and I’m already longing for spring! *sigh*
I did finish some Spring socks though! Okay, just the Spring Forward socks from Knitty, Summer 2008. These were a pretty fast knit when I actually worked on them, but they kept getting put aside for other projects. They are done now, though! I really love these socks. The fit and colors are great! I think this is the first time that I’ve really not worried about how the colors are pooling and striping and just loving them as they are. I love knitting socks!
Pattern: Spring Forward socks from Knitty, Summer 2008
Started: November 7, 2008
Completed: January 11, 2009
Yarn: Colinette Jitterbug, color 35 (Raspberry)
Needles: US 1 birch DPN’s
Notes: Didn’t make any adjustments to this pattern at all. Not even the toe! (It was already written as I would have done it!)
I am sad to report, though, that last night as I finished up knitting until I had to kitchner the toe, I broke one of the needles. This is the second pair of wooden needles I have broken in the last few months. I suppose I just need to switch to metal needles, but I really love knitting with wooden needles. The first set was Clover Bamboo and this one is Brittany Birch. Thankfully you get 5 needles in each set, so I was able to finish knitting each sock without much issue, but it just makes me sad. On the up side, I did get a pair of US 1 needles from Knit Picks in the order that arrived on Friday! I had lost the set I had and after looking all over for them, decided they weren’t going to be found. When I needed that extra few bucks to get free shipping, I figured I’d replace them. Guess I got them just in time!
Speaking of my Knit Picks order… here’s what I got:
These are the colors I will be using for the Little Bird cardigan (still waiting on the needles to arrive):
These are the colors I will be using for the Rainy Day fingerless gloves:
I also got size 1 DPN’s (as I mentioned above) and a chart keeper:
Here’s how you hold it open:
And here it is propped up ready to hold your place:
I think that’s all I have for today, but in my next time I will show you some more pretty yarn and the current state of the Hogwarts Scarf.