I’m trying to be better at posting from the camera. And better about taking photos of what I am doing. And better about not using the flash. But I have to confess, given the low light this time of year, the photo of the socks in progress with flash is a much closer representation than that without flash.
This is the start of sock number 1 of the second pair of Socks With Sarah socks. The yarn is Madeline Tosh Tosh sock, color is steam age, and it is just so pretty – nice and soft, lots of color but not garish like my last pair! 🙂 The yarn itself is quite nice to work with, a 2 ply wool, with a nice twist, so it stays together.
The pattern is Figheadh Fundamentals, more info on my Ravelry Project page. It is another toe-up sock, and I have to say – I like toe up – NO Kitchener! The cast on takes some getting used to, but it is a much nicer toe, I think, than any weaving I have ever managed. Heels turn essentially the same way, but no picking up stitches. Just turn a corner, keep going. Love it!
Anyhow – I took this the night I cast them on, I am a bit farther along, a couple of inches down the foot, I would guess. So far so good at keeping to the KAL rule of working on them some every day, even if it is just half a round.
On the red sweater – no photo, but real progress yesterday. Made it past the neck opening, rejoined the front and back and am now doing the 34 very long rows that will get me to the other shoulder. I should be done by June. 🙂 I have that on Ravelry as well, if you want more detail about the sweater – and to see other people’s finished products – some are quite nice! All are taller and slimmer than I, which makes me nervous about how it will really look in the end. I am eager to finish it, though, as I want to start on the necklaces, and I don;t want to break my 2 WIP rule… plus, I try to knit a hat between projects each time,a nd I did NOT do that between socks, so I owe my charity knitting a couple of nice hats. I had better hop off this computer and onto the knitting… but then there are other things I want to do – sewing and a few cards to make… definitely need to log off…