UFO Tuesday

UFO Tuesday

This is where I started with the Rainbow Changes Shetland Stole two weeks ago

Stole progress from before UFO Tuesday was implemented.
Stole progress from before UFO Tuesday was implemented.

And here’s where I’m leaving it today

Not a great deal of progress but still ...
Not a great deal of progress but still …

in favour of this

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The Birch entrelac stole. There wasn’t a Ravelry project page for this and the only reference I can find to it on my blog is this “Wall of Shame” post from February last year. Oh, well!

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UFO Tuesday

UFO Tuesday

Hurray! Actual, visible, progress on the Torirot/Secret Garden mittens.

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Not a great deal, I’ll grant you, but moving forward!

These will go back in the box (it’s a literal box) to be worked on another week.

This coming week’s UFO project will be :drumroll:

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The Rainbow Changes Shetland Stole. I know! I’d forgotten about it as well!

Now, as this is knitted lace (as opposed to lace knitting) it has yarn overs and decreases on both sides of the fabric. Yet another non-TV/high-concentration project.
FO: Van Dyke Knee Socks

FO: Van Dyke Knee Socks

Van Dyke Knee-high Socks
Van Dyke Knee-high Socks

Pattern: Van Dyke socks [Ravelry link] by Wendy Johnson from Socks from the Toe Up

Yarn/needles: Zauberball 6-ply (DK weight) 150 g used (purchased from Purl City Yarns). 3 mm bamboo DPNs.

Notes/modifications:

  • Most obvious one is making them knee high! I had no plan for the increases, I just did them on the fly.
  • Ran out of yarn before the second sock was finished so ripped out the top of sock 1 and used that to finish sock 2.
  • These didn’t take as long to knit as I thought they would. Sure, it was a slog but I think the lace pattering helped because I was always “Just x more rows and another pattern repeat is finished!”.
  • I fully expect this yarn to be pretty hard-wearing.
  • I split the yarn into 2 balls before starting.
  • I worked the heel turns from the end of the ball ball for sock 1, but forgot to leave enough yarn to do the same for sock 2. Hence running out of yarn!
  • Had to use about a yard/metre of other DK yarn to cast off that last few stitches of one of the socks. I don’t think anyone will notice!
The long and short of it

The long and short of it

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“Surely it is folly to knit knee wool socks in July in the Northern Hemisphere”, I hear you say.
“Nay!” I reply (because apparently this heatwave has made me go all posh) “for come winter I shall have toasty warm calves and ye shall not!”

No, seriously, I don’t think this heat is doing anything for my brain. For my joints and general well-being, only good things though.