Now that THAT is out of the way, Look! More pictures of the leftover sockyarn squares
I'm glad I'm not the only one who finds these squares interesting! I just love the way they look knit up. I'm trying not to think about the fact that this is only 11 out of the 180 I will need to make a 48" x 60" throw... This has become my take-to-work knitting project. Portable and it keeps my co-workers entertained in the lunchroom. "What are you knitting?" "A square to be part of a blanket." "Not a doily/thong/sweater (insert other guess here)?" "No, it's a square to be part of a blanket."
In other in-progress news:
I've been wanting to make a vest with this blue Mulespinner 2 ply from Custom Woolen Mills. I saw the Honeycomb pattern on Knitty this week and knew it was the one. I knew I would end up with a larger gauge than called for and cast on for the XS size thinking that I would end up with the right size for me (not XS if you are wondering). I knit a few rounds (decided to knit in the round rather than flat as written) then started doubting my instinct about gauge. So, I did something I never do:
I frogged what I had knit, knit a swatch (I KNOW!! Me, knit a swatch? ) and discovered that my instinct had been spot on. D'oh. Re-cast on... I'm loving how it looks and I think it will become a staple in my wardrobe (such as it is).
Oh! And, this week, I came home from work to a really nice surprise:
My aunt Pat sent me this Rowan pattern book! I haven't seen it before and I really like it. I'm going to have to figure out which pattern to knit first.
The pattern book was not the only surprise in the package:
Pretty stitch markers! Thank you Pat!!
Our warm March has given way to a half-hearted attempt at snow. Just enough to mess up my clean car. Cooler weather inspires knitting though, so I should have even more progress to show next time...