Heaven forbid I should finish up everything on the needles before beginning something new! I finished my Sockapalooza Pal's socks on Friday night as I'd hoped, and instead of getting busy finishing my Simple Knitted Bodice, I cast on for another project. In my defense, I hadn't yet made anything in July for the Holiday Headstart project.
First, the socks:
(The cuffs really are the same length even though they don't look it in this pic)
Pattern: Waffle Rib from Sensational Knitted Socks by Charlene Schurch
Yarn: Socks that Rock medium weight, "Monsoon" colorway (Feb. 07 Club yarn)
Needles: Crystal Palace size 1.5 (size 1 for the heel)
I'm pretty happy with them. At first, I was a bit disappointed with the pooling in the gusset; but have decided that I actually kind of like it. I don't think there's anything I could have done about it anyway, except maybe use an afterthought heel. I didn't even think about that until the socks were just about done and there was no way I was ripping both back to the cuff and reknitting all that! Besides, I've only used the afterthought heel twice and that was on felted Christmas stockings. I'm not confident enough in my ability yet to use it for gift socks.
Next up, the new project:
Finished front and beginning of back of Yankee Knitter's Fisherlad Guernsey. This is for my great-neice, Ella. This is a really quick knit; I hope to finish it in the next couple of days.
I finished spinning the fiber for Clover's mittens, now I need to ply it. There's a lot more there than it appears; hopefully, it's enough for the itty bitty mitties :-)
I still haven't even started the July Sockamania socks; I'm hoping I can finish Ella's sweater and get going on the socks before the end of the month. I'm thinking if I could knit a pair in less than 2 days (as I had to do for Sock Madness), I should be able to get this pair done. Only time will tell, I guess.
That's it for today. Have a great one!