Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Dancing the "Happy Knitting" Dance

Today I'm definitely dancing the "Happy Knitting" dance. I finished the first Hermione sock. The pattern uses a different heel and toe then I usually do. Erica did a great job of walking me through each new step which made it easy and a lot of fun to try something different. 


In more "Happy Knitting" dance news I finished the second sleeve for Blueberry. It feels like I've been working on this forever, but looking at my Ravelry page I finished both sleeves in 6 weeks. Considering all of the quilting I've been doing in those 6 weeks that's really pretty good time.


Last night I even cast on for dad's Father's Day socks. I'm using the Old Joe pattern by Stephanie Pearl-McPhee for these socks. It's the first time that I've knit socks on 3 needles, but since the pattern is repeated 3 times it makes sense to do it this way. Unfortunately it means the socks don't lay flat when I'm not working on them and there's no good way to get a good picture. My goal (in all of it's insanity) is to make a sock a week for the next four weeks so next week there should be enough progress to get a good picture (even if the sock isn't finished.)


If you're wondering I'm using Knit Pick's Stroll Fingering in Midnight Heather. It reminds me of a blackbird in that it's almost black, but has hints of greens and blues depending upon the light.

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  1. Oooh, lovely socks. I've just started sock knitting so particularly like seeing different patterns, Thank you.

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    1. Thanks for stopping by. I'm really lovign the pattern for Hermione's Everyday Socks. It's a step above a basic sock, but still super easy.

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  2. I bet the yarn is lovely. I think your description of the colors is great. Good luck on the sock progress.

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    1. Thanks. I'm really having fun seeing how this yarn is working up.

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  3. love seeing your progress this week! and starting a new pair of socks is always satisfying.

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    1. Thanks for stopping by. Warm weather is my time when I focus on socks so there will be lots of pairs coming in the next few months.

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  4. Those are some lovely projects! The cardigan is going to be so pretty...I love the color! And you've just reminded me that I wanted to knit my hubby a new pair of socks for Father's Day...I'd better get on it right away! Happy knitting!

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    1. I'm having fun working on the cardigan. Good luck with your socks.

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  5. good luck on your sock progress! I love the colors for your sleeves. It is pretty!!

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    1. Thanks for stopping by. I'm really glad I found that blue for my cardigan.

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  6. Love the socks, the yarn for the sleeves is a delightful colour.

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    1. Thanks. I'm enjoying the socks too.

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  7. I'm looking forward to seeing your cardigan. Your sock looks great

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    1. Thanks for stopping by. I'm excited to start working on the cardigan body.

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