Well, what’s goin’ on in your area? Crazy winter weather? High temperatures? We here in the Bay Area got a good, ol’ fashioned earthquake, about a 4.5 magnitude; it happened past 2:30 a.m. I live in the eastern part and our home is located near the fault line so our mirrored, closet doors were shakin’ good. When our crew used to live in the middle of SF, earthquakes would just be a hard jolt and that was it. Here, the movement was stronger and longer.
Before I get into today’s post I want to mention my domain at this address will expire February 6th. I’m thinking I may change the blog’s name. I feel change in my bones for this 2018. There are things I’d like to experiment with and things to try. I will probably copy/paste this paragraph into future posts to remind you. I am very honored to have you as a reader; I hope you will continue to follow me in the future.
Well it’s that time of the month again where Kat, Katherine, Paula, and I share what’s going on with our sock projects. Those of you who are fellow sock knitters, please think about joining in each month. We’d love to have you in our circle.
Two ladies already have their posts up for your pleasure reading:
When Katherine of Fiber and Sustenance gets has her post up; I’ll update her link has been updated.
One thing fantastic about our knitting community is the fun KAL’s (knit-a-longs) that are created. Some have specific rules while others are lax where you can enter a WIP (work in progress) and double dip, meaning participate in other similar KAL’s as well. With my current sock WIP, I am also taking part in two KAL’s besides Once Upon a Socks’s monthly posts:
The first of course had to be started on 12/24. My Sister’s Knitter MSKsockyarnclub18 allows previous sock yarn WIP’s; the theme for January is yarn or pattern inspired by your favorite book.
Days before Christmas Eve I mulled over which skein of sock yarn I was going to use. Because all month fellow knitters on IG were flashing their December-inspired sock projects, I really wanted to use one that was festively dyed. So Harry by Nomadic Yarns won out. What kismet it is that this yarn also goes with MSK’s theme!
I am in love with the work of Nomadic Yarns. It’s the red, you see. As a big Harry Potter fan, the color makes me think of the series’s theme of love, of friendship, and of trials and triumphs.
I originally had cast on with the Harry yarn, but remembered that a color change would occur soon. I didn’t want to have two colors in a cuff, a part I was planning to knit longer (20 rounds instead of 15) so I frogged and restarted. The black cuff is Cascade Heritage in black. The red cuff is Zen Yarn Garden Serenity 20; I’m not sure of the colorway name; it may be Red Maple. Serenity 20 has cashmere in it; it is divine!
I am knitting these socks concurrently. I basically go through all the color changes on one before switching to the other. It’s about 25 rounds to do so. I cast on with a US 2 (2.75 mm). I then switched to US 1’s (2.25 mm) to knit each cuff. Now I’m using US 0’s (2 mm) to knit the rest of the socks. My DPN’s are Clover Takumi bamboo; one set is 5″ long while the other is 7″.
So I will steadily work on these socks. The four of us have been watching a Harry Potter movie just about each night. This WIP is my go-to as it’s vanilla knitting and soothing at the end of the day.
Thank you for dropping by today. TTYL!