Eek! (ノ_．)ノ It’s been seven weeks since I pounded out one of these posts; sorry about that; holiday prep had priority. Now and then during Winter Break I’ve managed to work on me-myself-and-I projects. But when I did, I had to either frog or rip back.
Pink Flamingo on the Lawn
For example, remember its last status? When I had picked it up again last week, I was going to roll with it and continue on. But my hands just wouldn’t knit. As much work as I knew it was going to be, I frogged all that past progress. I rewound the yarn using my nostepinne and started over. I don’t have a picture for you today because I’ve only gotten barely past the neckline and it’s still flat knitting. I’m using the original first and second skeins, alternating them every two rows.
In Week 20’s post I had finished the first sock. I follow Dye Another Day Podcast and had been waiting for The Cozy Knitter to record her weaving tutorial. In early December it got published onto the podcast channel. I launched off the start of Frankie #2, using her technique while knitting cuff down. It’s pretty cool. I like it but don’t feel 100% confident in my “weaving” so when I finally bound off the sock, I ended up making the usual square knots and shadow wove in the ends.
Taking advantage of today’s lazy, wet Sunday, guess what? Photo shoot! I enlisted my little photographer, Jellybean, who loves helping Mama (I paid her in overeasy eggs.). Are you ready? Camera roll!
How can I wear Frankie? Why with oxfords:
Or curled up with a good book on fleece sheets:
- Pattern: 8 Stitches per Inch by Ann Budd
- Yarn: The Cozy Knitter Bliss
- Yarn Content: 80% merino, 20% nylon
- Colorway: Frankenfeet (seasonal dyed)
These socks are snug, having that 1″ negative ease. I love them and they haven’t come off of my feet since the photo shoot. I’m happy to have these off of the needles which means I can cast on another pair!
Have a warm and cozy Sunday. Thank you for hangin’ out with me today. I’m off to read other YOP1617 posts. TTYL.