I released a new pattern today, called Ripple Socks. These socks are designed to create movement in through the cables, regardless of the yarn. I wanted to be able to add texture to yarns that are normally very busy for a regular pattern or something lace. I hope everyone thinks that this has been successful! I enjoy these socks because the pattern is easy to remember. It’s quite short with only a couple cables every once in a while to deal with. The simplicity makes them a faster knit as well.
I actually finished something for myself, that isn’t my own design. Before Christmas I decided to join the Miss Babs Knitting Tour for 2018. I kept missing it in the past, but this time I managed to get in. 😀 I was very excited. First up was a lovely wrap called Opaline Wrap and it is by Ambah O’Brien. It is so pretty! It had just enough change to keep it interesting, and definitely kept in the “one more section” category. Sometimes it was hard to put down. It was so easy to remember where I left off, though, when I did have to put it down. I mean, I had to eat and sleep eventually, right? I still need to block this, but it is 100% done, with even the ends woven in. 😀 And I love it. I can’t wait for the next shipment for this. It comes every quarter, so I should get the next one in June.
I have also been working on some gifts. This is one of the gift pairs that I completed. They are waiting for a wash and light block. They are my own pattern called Leaves Galore. I also have another pair of these on the go for another gift pair.
Then there are these guys. They were a test knit that I finished not that long ago. They are a bit too big for me, which was all my fault. I have been loosening up my gauge more than I thought the last few months, so I was off with these socks. I’ve been working on tightening my gauge again to have it where I need it to be. It’s getting much better. These socks were so fast to knit, and match a hat pattern that the designer has as well. These are Angels Flight Socks, by Jessie Ksanznak.
And I almost forgot my Worsted Boxy by Joji Locatelli. Honestly, there isn’t a single pattern by Joji that I don’t like, and I am trying to make time to knit through them all. This picture makes it look like it should be for a T-Rex. lol But, it designed to be an oversized body, which means you only need about 6″ of arm. It is so comfortable, and I wear it a lot. I probably should have gone up one more size to get the arm length right, since this comes just below my elbow. But, as a knitter, that ended up being the best possible length.
And of course, we have Jesse’s Girl by Kate Oates. I love this sweater. It hasn’t been cold enough for me to wear it a lot, but I absolutely love it. I went with Miss Babs yarn for this one, in this light dusty pink color, and it’s so pretty. I did change the neck a bit, because it was lower cut than I would like. Sometimes the “girls” have issues with necklines that are too low. But, I just added a bit to the front to bring it up and that seems to do the trick. 😀 It has been cool enough, that if I’m out for a bit, I could probably wear a tank top with this sweater and it would be awesome. I’ll have to remember that if it cools off again.
Phew! I think that is it for the most part right now. I know I have a couple more things, but I can’t think of them and I didn’t put them into Flickr. lol Hopefully I’ll have another post soon, that isn’t so long!!