I finished another pair of socks, plain 60 stitches on 2.5mm needles knit magic loop. The yarn is Lana Grossa Solo Cotone. I really like the yarn, it knits up well and it lovely to wear, I’m not as impressed with the colours of this one though. I think that the lightest stripe should have been more grey rather than the dirty looking off-white that it is.
The gauge is a little funny on these and it took me a while to figure out why. It seems that the second sock each time was sliding a little. I need to make sure that the first sock on each round is supported well so it doesn’t weigh down the needle so much, not a hard fix and I’m sure I’ll get the hang of it.
And more knitting bags. As the title says I may need an intervention here… I made another shawl bag to begin with as I was awaiting my order from Vegan Yarn and knew that I wanted to cast on right away for a Pure Joy shawl when it and the needles I ordered for it arrived. Turned out that I ended up using the shawl as motivation to finish off a hard university assignment, I wound the yarn when I was halfway and then started knitting as soon as I had submitted it, have to use whatever carrots you can find!
I love this happy ghost fabric and how it combines with the pinks. As is usually the way, I finished another shawl a few days later (I need to block it before I show it off) meaning I had an empty shawl bag I could have used…
Whilst digging around for fabric for the shawl bag I came across two fat quarters of this New York print that I love and whipped up another sweater bag for a project that was waiting to begin. I’ve still not cast on for it, but it’s cosy in the bag ready to go when I am.
This may be one of my favourites to date, I love both these prints.
Next up on the sewing pile is curtains, I’ve been putting them off for far too long and they won’t take long once I get going, it’s just the starting of such a dull job that’s hard. They may be blocking my sewing mojo though so I need to get them done so I can see what I feel like sewing next. Plenty of summer pyjama fabric ready to go plus most of the stack of things I cut out before my second operation. If I don’t fancy that it’s not like I don’t have patterns and fabric to choose from!