I spent most of this last weekend knitting. I finished up two projects (FO posts to come!), and cast on for a few more.
First, however, I want to share a little anecdote with you. My Dad was up here visiting my Grandparents this last weekend. Apparently, Grandpa spent all of dinner Friday night shivering in his thin sweater vest. They reminded him about the one I made him for Christmas (he’s 96 and forgets things sometimes), and he wore it out to dinner with all of us on Saturday. It fit him wonderfully, looked great, and he didn’t shiver once. He kept remarking all through dinner about how warm it was! As much of a pain as that vest was to knit, that made it all worth it.
And now, on to the WIPs!
First up, we have a pair of socks: the famous Monkey sock pattern in Malabrigo Sock, colorway Aguas. This yarn was massively on sale so I had to order a skein. I was expecting it to be a little more blue and a little less green, but that’s okay. It’s so soft and wonderful to work with! I’ve finished two repeats on the leg of the first sock so far.
I also cast on for the Katika shawlette. I tried really, really hard to make it work, but for kept messing up something. I don’t know what happened! I think it was user error, rather than a problem in the pattern, but after ripping it all out for the fourth time, I gave up and decided that the Katika and I are not meant to be.In desperation, I cast on a nice, easy project that wouldn’t frustrate me: An Everlasting Bagstopper (I guess I’m really into Knitty patterns this week!). I’m not very far along (just a few inches on the bottom), but it’s nice and easy. You may recognize the yarn- it’s leftover from my Grandpa’s sweater vest.
Last but not least, the two skeins of Malabrigo Silky Merino (I guess I’m also really into Malabrigo this week!) in my stash have been calling to me, so I also cast on for a scarf. I’ve made Pipp’s Openwork Eyelet Scarf before (Christmas 2009’s gift for my Grandma), but am enjoying working on it once again. It’s a really good pattern for a variegated yarn, such as my Mal Silky, because it breaks up the variegation and prevents the pooling from looking awful. It’s also so soft! I’m not very far into it yet, but I’m enjoying it so far, and I keep stopping to pet my scarf because it’s so soft!
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