Sunday, January 31, 2016

Sunday Knitting

Hi, wow, it's been a long time since I posted about knitting! For quite a while I was doing very little of it, but recently I've been powering through a pair of socks.

These are the Arrow Socks from Sensational Knitted Socks, and the yarn is Kettle Dyed Socks in the colorway Buggy Top, which I bought at Lancaster Yarns a couple of years ago when I was visiting Amish country in Pennsylvania.

Mostly I've been knitting on the bus, while listening to the Anne Perry mystery Death of a Stranger. I always want to listen to one of her books in the dead of winter, and they always make me want to knit. I've also been working on these while watching American Horror Story: Freakshow, but I don't spend as much time watching tv. Together, the audio book and the tv show are propelling me quickly through this project so I'm thinking about what's next.

I've got more sock yarn on deck, also gray, which I think I might just work up in a basic 2x2 rib. Boring as far as knitting goes, but good for wearing. I'm also still looking at the East Neuk Hoodie which I began ages ago in an unfortunate shade of goldenrod. I wanted mustard yellow but had to order online so of course it wasn't actually mustard (as I should have guessed from the name of the colorway, but you never know.) A month or so ago I stopped by one of the very few yarn shops that still exist in these parts and found a shade that was much better. They didn't have enough of it but ordered it for me and now it's been sitting in a back upstairs for weeks. I may actually cast on soon.

When I ordered the goldenrod yarn I also ordered, in case the goldenrod wasn't right, some bright orange because surely that would be a great color. I expected it to be tangerine, but it's a little more...neon. Not exactly, but very bright. I'd be willing to wear a sweater made of it if it's the right sweater, so I've been thinking about that as well. I'm picturing something very simple, stockinette or reverse stockinette, maybe a bit oversized with straight hems and cuffs (as opposed to ribbed, is what I mean.) I'm not sure yet.

Meanwhile, what to do with those many skeins of goldenrod yarn? Hmm.

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