This morning, in anticipation of starting Knitting Sarah‘s sock KAL on the 15th, I dug out the wool I want to use; two balls of Rowan felted tweed and my 3.25mm KnitPro DPNs:
I’ve never used these DPN’s – a couple of Christmases ago D bought me a fantastic set of KnitPro DPNs in sizes 2, 2.25, 2.50, 2.75, 3 and 3.25mm – as well as portable boxes to keep them in when they’re not in their pouch!
I also pulled out my unfinished Cookie A Hedera socks. I’ve finished one and am half way through the second. According to my Ravelry page I started them in June 2011!
I don’t know why I’ve been so anti socks recently because going back 3 or 4 years I knitted quite a few pairs. I have one lonely green sock waiting for its pair as well!
So, with the KAL in mind I turned the heel on the Hedera socks and picked up the stitches all the way around the gusset. I am going to do a little bit everyday and hopefully finish before the 15th when I’m going to cast on for the Churchmouse Classic basic sock which is the first CAL pattern!
I’ve also done a little bit on the left front of the High Line cardigan and cast on a cute little cardigan in Sirdar Simply Recycled for my niece. I like to have different types of knitting to do, so it isn’t unusual for me to have three or four projects on the go at the same time. Both of these are planned for the next few months!
And finally, I am very pleased with my new tidy knitting box. Normally under the table beside where I sit on the sofa is stuffed full of bags of knitting projects. I had to move them when I put the Christmas Tree up and then I was given a lovely basket for Christmas… So rather than bring everything back downstairs, I put the current projects I’m *actually* working on in the basket and it it under the table (and stored everything else tidily away with the stash!). See how tidy it looks!
And the inside. I love it! The only thing not in there is the white cardy, which is in my knitting bag 😄
Anyway, back to work tomorrow 😫 which I’m not looking forward to. I’ve enjoyed spending a lot of time with Mollie and my yarn. Oh and D and the family too of course!