What a nice, peaceful, quiet week this has been as I enjoy my Christmas gifts and knit.
Pattern: Basic Sock
Yarn: Opal sock yarn, 75% wool, 25% nylon
Color: Lollipop 1012
Needles: Addi Turbo #1
Gauge: 8 stitches/inch, 10 rows/inch
Anne's birthday socks are ready to mail to Idaho, just in time for her January 10 birthday.
Lollipop is one of my favorite Opal collections. This 1012 colorway is designed with Anne's favorite colors.
My next birthday socks will also be Lollipop in shades of blue for Son John's birthday in March.
Pattern: Aguave by Katherine Hunt in Summer 2005 Knitter's
Yarn: Knitpicks Shine, 60% pima cotton, 40% model
Needles: Addi Turbo #4
Gauge: 24 stitches/4 inches in SS after washing
This yarn drapes, this stitch pattern drapes, and I finally gave up trying to get an accurate gauge swatch.
I'm knitting a fabric I like, plan to wear it over a turtleneck or tank, and optimistically think it will be just fine.
Realistically, I'm a little concerned.
Pattern: Simple ribbing, 40 stitches around
Yarn: Cascade 220
Color: Royal blue (actual color name unknown)
Needles: Clover bamboo
Gauge: 5 stitches/inch, 8 rows/inch
These are the fifth CIC socks knit for the January sock challenge. One more pair to knit to make my goal of six pair by the end of January.