It’s all change on the project front here; the crocodile stitch slippers are all finished and I frogged the hat as I decided I wanted a warmer yarn. Never fear though, im not projectless as I have started two new projects!
I’ll start with Mr C’s socks, since it’s his birthday today. He asked me to make him some welly socks, although I don’t think I have quite enough yarn for them to be fulllength. What I did decide to do was start toe up, so that I just knit until the end of the ball of yarn! That way they are as long as they can be. This yarn is West Yorkshire Spinners and I love the stripes appearing, the colours are fantastic together. This progress shot was from Sunday just to show the stripes, as I had to frog as it was a bit wide and I haven’t got as far on the new one.
I’ve also started my first shawl, using a beautiful yarn from Hand Dyed by Kate in the colourway Water Nymph. It’s the Spindrift Shawl, the pattern for which is currently free if you subscribe to the workshop for it (also free). When I first started it, I looked at the eyelets and thought I’ve messed up here and then I looked at the photos and that’s how they’re meant to be. Phew!
What are you working on this week? How’s it going? Do you have any tips for toe up sock knitting or shawl knitting that you can share? Leave a comment and let me know!