Beach Glass Vanilla Socks

Earlier I mentioned that I was winding all the things while my sister was visiting. Another skein I wound up was my Mint Rain sport weight sock yarn in Beach Glass.  My sister babysat so we could go see Whisky Tango Foxtrot. Firstly the movie was AWESOME. It was funny but real and touching at the same time. I highly recommend it.

I was able to get my toe started before the movie so I could just cruise. I kept getting so wrapped up in the movie that I would forget to knit! But I did manage a couple of inches.

The yarn is pooling/flashing. I’m not sure which is which but you can see below. I can’t wait to work farther and see how this continues! It’s so different from the cake. (This is going to be one of my 2016 Sock Yarn Experiment.)

Happy Knitting!

A Wonderful Surprise

Hello, my name is Rachelle and I’m a podcast junkie. One my favorites is the KnitCircus podcast with Jaala and Amy. They are hilarious, knowledgable, and just all around nice people. They recently  held a giveaway and I thought what the hey I’m going to enter. And I won! This pretty showed up in my mailbox.

 It is Sakkie from Plymouth Yarn company. It’s a 40% merino, 40% mohair, and 20% nylon blend. It’s BABY BUTT soft! It’s the most glorious blend of muted pinks and peaches with a bit of purple brown. My photos do not do it justice but when you live with grabby toddler hands, well you just make do.
 For now I don’t have plans for this yarn. I’m just going to tuck this baby safely in my stash and then bring it out to pet it once in awhile. Did I mention it was soft?

Happy Knitting!

Winding All The Things!

My sister visited over her spring break so she could get some Jellybean time. This was back during the Plague in our house. It was EXTREMELY nice to have another adult around to help wrangle a snotty cranky toddler. She even gave us some time off for a date and knitting time.

Among other things I was able to get some yarn caked up for my next set of socks. I have been eyeing the Zigzagular Socks by Susie White of the Prairie Girls Knit and Spin podcast. This pattern looks fantastic in variegated yarn and would allow me to dip my toe into cabling. And their podcase is amazeballs and look forward to each episode.

 The pattern is printed, my needles gathered up, and the yarn caked. No reason not to start! I am going to modify these to toe up with an afterthought heel. Just because I know that is what works for me. I don’t think Susie will mind.

Happy Knitting!

Springtime Tutu

Let me tantalize you with this pretty spring tutu before I tell you I’m a bad knitter

 This tutu was supposed to be completed before Valentines Day for a beautiful little girl who turned one. I had a bit of knitting ennui and just couldn’t bring myself to start this project. It’s now almost April and I have poked myself in the rear with some DPNs and got started. I’m ridiculous because these tutus take no time at all. The pattern is great and I highly recommend it.
 I’ve got the package all wrapped ready to deliver. I did make the biggest size in the pattern so maybe the sweet little girl can get the most wear out of it possible. Or at the very least use it for dolly dress up as she grows.

Happy Knitting!

FO Friday: Donna’s Fingerless Gloves

My second set of gloves are DONE!!

 Pattern: My own, Rav notes here

Yarn: Two Windows Dye Co Knitty Bits Sock 2 in semi-solid purple

Needles: US 1 1/2s

Size: 60 stitches for average size hands

 I used just over 1/3 of the skein of sock yarn or roughly 168 yards. So this entire skein made my first pair and this pair with enough for a third pair. These have a great feel to the fabric and the yarn was nice to work with. I even entered these in the Down Cellar Studio 12 months to Christmas knit a long. This was my March entry!

Now I just need to stow these away carefully to Christmas and remember where I put them…

Happy Knitting!

Knitting On The Go

A plague has fallen upon our house. This is my second visit to the doc in a month for ear troubles and Jellybean is back to running a fever. Just a fever no other symptoms (negative for flu, negative for strep, and no ear infections) aside from cranky and not sleeping. I feel like all I do is wipe snot off someone or something lately.

Silver lining…with all the appointments my Fantastico vanilla socks are growing!  

 Happy Knitting and Good Health to all!


Matching Gloves: Take Two

Last week I finished my half of the matching glove set and now I’ve got a great start on the second set.

I made several tweaks from my first pair. First, I went up to 60 total stitches and it has made a much more relaxed/average fit. Second I did a 1×1 rib because….well, I just wanted to. I have finally managed to type my “recipe” into Ravelry here. The first glove only took me two evenings and a lunch hour to complete. So I’m hopeful to have the second one done lickety split!

Happy Knitting!

Sock Update: Fantastico Vanilla Socks

I’ve been consciously trying to bring my Fantastico’s with me during commutes and other car outings. Turns out if you actually knit on things they get bigger! The foot seems freakishly long. But my measurements line up with the foot template of both my husband and father, so I can’t be that far off. I guess that is what you get when knitting men’s socks. I’ve completed the heel (a gusset heel in this case) and I’m cruising up the leg. Gotta love sport weight sock yarn!

Happy Knitting