Meet Siobhan. She's yet another disembodied floating head from Mikel.
I guess that means I really need to get cracking on the Lines and Corners for Mikel. But I'm in sock mode right now. Sigh.
I finished the first Order from Chaos (Ordo ex Chao) in my Tanis Fiber Arts Blue Label in Lightning.
I haven't put it on Lola the Leg yet -- too much going on this weekend. I'll get FO shots eventually.
It actually astonishes me that the overall effect of this colourway is mostly dark pink with some other colours, but that's not how it appears in the skein.
I can live with that pretty miniml amount of gusset pooling. That's actually better than I had anticipated.
So that's a total success.
I am about 40% done on the second Cavalcade sock from the TFA Year in Colour Club. I think I'll probably do another one (maybe with just the mock cable pattern) in my skein of TFA Purple label in Amber (now discontinued).
I have finished Clue 4 of the Kirsten Kapur Through the Loops Mystery sock.
I'm pretty astonished at how quickly it has gone. There might possibly be something to this nonsense of knitting two socks at a time....
The jury is still out on the heel flap height. To me the heel flap is taller (by about a cm) than I would usually do a heel flap, so I'm a little concerned that it will be baggy over the ankle area. And I don't have delicate ankles.
I will have the enough of each skein of yarn left over to do another sock. At some point I will do another red one and another blue one, but I think I'll knit them all one colour, rather than doing the contrasting cuff and toe.
I am still loving the TFA Purple Label. My goodness it's the softest yarn ever.
I joined the Cookie A sock club and have been waiting ever so patiently for the yarn to arrive. I got a shipping notice on January 24, and was tracking it relentlessly. But the USPS system doesn't update all that often. I got word that it was in LA for shipping on January 26. Then there was something saying it had cleared Canadian Customs (actual location unknown) on February 1. Then nothing until it was delivered on February 6. The patterns came out February 3, so I was chomping at the bit for the yarn. But it was so worth it. I love the yarn and the colour.
The bottom photo of the yarn on its own is the closest to the actual colour. It's called Going Steady. The base is Plucky Feet, which is 90/10 SW MN. I love it. My favourite socks are out of Plucky Feet, and they seem to hold up better than socks with cashmere in them.
So I really want to cast on for a new pair of Cookie A socks, but I can't quite yet.
Princess has a new job out in Fort Mac. She leaves on Wednesday. She'll be doing a 2 week on / 1 week off fly-in / fly-out. And she is going to need more socks because she puts holes in hers like they're going out of style. She likes the ones made out of STR Medium Weight because they're a little thicker. So I cast on a pair for her last night. I'm using 2.5 mm needles and 64 stitches. I'm just doing variations of ribbing (8 rows 1x1 ribbing, 1 row knit, 8 rows 2x2 ribbing, 1 row knit; then the leg is just 8 rows of 2x2 ribbing separated by a knit row. The first starts with P2 K2 and the next section is K2 P2. Easy peasy). I don't care whether there is any flashing or pooling. I'm not making fancy socks for her.
But I got about 5" (including the "cuff") done last night. So they're fast. I'm using my Kollage square needles, and I'm pretty tempted to move to a set of SNAs. I just don't love anything as much as I love my Signatures.
My brother sent me a photo of his newest cat Boo. Isn't he adorable? He's a something or other Persian.
Princess got her braces off on Tuesday. Here's the "before" shot. Unfortunately, I don't have an "after" shot yet, but I will...
And here is some random puppy adorableness. Princess is hiding behind Lila.
I just love how the dogs let their legs hang down wherever.
Okay, now it's knitting time. My class prep is done for tomorrow.