Hi there, how are you doing? I hope you are enjoying your summer whether you are working or on vacation. Here in Europe we are suffering this amazing heat wave and I’m starting to crave a little cooler weather. Not cold weather, just a little less hot. Too hot makes knitting difficult (sweaty hands).
I am not yet on vacation so I’m just knitting some around my work schedule and after work.
Since last week I have managed to finish two items that I would like to share with you.
First there is my Main Street summer tee by Pip and Pin. This is now all done, washed and blocked. This was a fun pattern and I think I just might make a second one in a different yarn later. I might make the second version a little longer as the pattern calls for a somewhat cropped tee. And as there are less than 30 projects for this pattern on Ravelry I entered mine into the Unsung Heros kal being held by Amber of the Yarn Hoarder podcast.
I also managed to finish my first pair of Stitch Surfer Socks also part of a kal this time being run by Michelle and Leslie of the Knotty Knit Wits.
This is a very fun sock pattern and it actually goes quickly. I was not able to mirror the socks as I wanted so I have now cast on for a second pair.
Here is pair number one:
I’m now knitting a smaller pair for my youngest daughter. I’m using the same solid yarn as in my pair and then a self striping yarn from Biscottes Yarn.
This time around I’m hoping I will understand the instructions fully and be able to make the socks mirror each other.
I also finished another pair of socks a while ago and just never got to show you a picture of the finished pair. I had knit sock one as part of a test knit and then had cast on for the second sock only to then set it aside in my mountain of wips.
I finally picked it up again and finished the second sock and I’m so happy with the finished pair. The pattern is just amazing. It is called Narcissa Socks by Jo Ann Klim.
The yarn is Hippo for Thanksgiving by Lolo Did It.
I am still working on my Milu shawl. I’m now only 4 garter ridges from cast off so that should be done later this week. I really love the colors and yarns I chose for this project and I’m sure I will give this shawl lots of use come winter.
This pictures gives you an idea of the color palette I chose even if it does not show the pattern well. It is all scrunched up on my needle.
So this week I’m hoping to finish the shawl, make good progress on my second pair of Stitch Surfer socks and also work as much as I can on my secret sweater test knit. Even if the sweater test knit is in a DK weight it is taking it’s time to knit, I think because it is knit in pieces and my purling takes longer than knitting stockinette.
I have until August 12 to finish and I’m almost at the shoulders on the back piece. Everything else is waiting to be knit so I have to hurry up some to meet the deadline.
Other than that, not much news to share. I’m still running the giveaway I launched last week. Do join in and leave a comment and possibly win a personalised gift from me. You can find the details in my last post here I’m back
I hope you are doing well and enjoying your knitting in spite of the heat for those of us that are living through a heatwave:)
Thank you for stopping by again and spending time with me. Take care and happy knitting till next time.