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Friday, January 10, 2014

On The Needles


 My first knitting finish of 2014! Celebrate!!  I started these socks in June to take to my Wednesday group. They were knit on here and there but mostly not. When Ernie had his surgery in November and I grabbed these to work on while I waited. Then I put them away again. The other day I pulled out the Rivel Cardigan to focus on and absolutely could not concentrate on it. So out come the socks.

This yarn is Patons Kroy Sock--color is Fern Rose Jacquard.

Last week, one of the On The Needles posts was from Dora Quilts. She mentioned Norwegian Purl. I had never heard of that so I Googled it and spent some time Friday learning how to do it. It come in handy on the socks. You really can teach an old dog........

Now I need to cast on another pair of socks. My To Go bag is empty.  Which yarn will I pick???


Next I decided to focus on the Rivel Cardigan and get busy! This is an overdue birthday present and I feel bad about that. Especially since she picked the pattern and the yarn!  I just need to sit down with some quiet and concentrate. In no time it all came back. The bust has been shaped and I'm now working toward the shoulder. I moved the lifeline up yesterday morning so I made some progress last night.  Cross your fingers and wish me luck. I'd love to be able to show you the sleeves next Friday or at least the progress on the sleeves.

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9 comments:

sklinn62 said...

Love the socks! What is the yarn?

Ramona said...

Your socks are so much fun! And your sweater is going to be beautiful. Looking forward to seeing the sleeves!

Michelle said...

Love the yarn. I think I may have some of that in my stash somewhere. Who knows. Good luck on making progress this week. I know you can do it.

susanssnippets said...

It is nice to know that others pick up socks here and there. I find first socks take me longer because I don't know how many rounds ultimately I will do. And then people ask me why it takes so long--typically because other things get in the way. Love the self-patterning yarn.

Nancy said...

Socks are always in my "To Go" bag. Lately, I've been going a lot.

Patons Kroy is quickly becoming a new favorite of mine for sock knitting. I love how yours striped.

Shari said...

I too am loving the feel of the Patons Kroy for my socks. So snuggly! Love the colour you used for your socks, and the sweater is coming along beautifully!

Paula, the quilter said...

Whoa, you matched the stripes! Mine are usually more fraternal twins than identical twins. Good job!

Beth said...

I love how the yarn patterned for your socks. They look wonderful. The sweater is very pretty.

Teresa in Music City said...

Great socks!!! Very bright and happy - Happy Feet :*) I'm pulling for you to get busy and finish up that sweater - you can do it!!!