I have been knitting a whole lot lately. During the months of August, September, and October I traveled a lot so the knitting came along for a ride. With that, I’ve managed to actually finish some things lately. Some I’ll talk about now, others need to wait until after Christmas. I have a couple little things to talk about today.
Awhile back I mentioned that I was working on the Slip Jig socks from the 2010 Rockin’ Sock Club. These socks were a fun knit, but surprised me in how long they took. As soon as I would sit down and knit on them, half hour goes by and 10 rows were done. The only problem was finding that half hour to sit down and continue on with them. I love the socks now that they’re done and have worn them a lot.
The best part about the Rockin’ Sock Club is that you get to try things you wouldn’t normally do. While I’ve turned away some of the patterns and chosen to go a different route, this pattern was one I wouldn’t have picked necessarily for myself, but I was so incredibly happy with the result. Not to mention, the socks are warm 🙂
Before I even got these off of my needles, I finished a wrap while I was down in Georgia. I called it part of my “Vinnie knitting” in other words, I could pick it up and put it down with a 2.5 year old running around! Then again, it was also my “late night Liz conversation” knitting too! It was knit out of Mulberry Silk and on size 10 needles. I don’t want to go into too much detail as I got the pattern from SweaterKnits at Stitches Midwest. I really like having it to throw on over a black or a gray sweater. Nice little bit of color to add on. There probably will be another one of these knit by me in the near future!
In terms of what’s on my needles… there are a few pairs of socks (Lime ‘n Violet – Lisa Souza sock is pictured above.) There are a few Christmas presents which I won’t talk about for awhile, and there is a sweater and a shawl. What’s next for the FO bin? Hopefully those Christmas presents. The knitting portion of this blog might be quiet for awhile.
So what’s on your needles?