So here’s what I’ve knit recently:I finally finished the Rib Fantastic Socks aka Perforated Purple. The pattern wasn’t too bad, but just complex enough that it required complete attention and made for a bad knitting group knit. I knit them magic loop which compounded the complexity as I had to adjust the stitches on the needles when the pattern shifted. I like the stitch pattern well enough but disliked the heel / toe used by the designer. I’d probably knit these again on dpns and with some pattern modifications.
Pattern: Rib Fantastic from Knitting Socks with Hand painted Yarns
Yarn: Samantha in Stitches, Footcrazy, color Purple Thunder
Size 2.25 mm needles / Magic Loop
I also finished a lone Monkey sock. We needed a sock sample in the Claudia Handpaint and I fell in love with this colorway (surprise) but couldn’t see myself wearing a pair of socks this color, so I figured this would make a good sample and the monkey pattern looks fantastic in Claudia… so I give you Lone MonkeyPattern: Monkey By Cookie A
Yarn: Claudia Hand Paints, Color; Eat Your Veggies
Size 2.25 needles
Then I needed a sample for my next technique class, so I whipped this up:Pattern:
Yarn: Wisdom Poems in colors 556 and 558
Size 4 needles
This was pretty quick as projects go, although a little fiddly if you just want to make a quick hat, but since it matches the scarf I made last winter, it was worth it to me. It is a good project for teaching miters, which is why I chose it, so I hope people sign up for this class.
And finally, I cast on for a project that has been on my list for a little while:(I'm actually almost done with the back now)
Pattern: The Chevron Vest from Knitter’s No 87 (Summer 2007)
Yarn: Dream in Color Classy / Neat Stuff from Prism
For some reason now I’m craving oreos…
I'm also working on two other socks, but they will have to wait for another post.