Wednesday, September 25, 2013

It *finally* feels like fall

The leaves are slowly changing, the nights are earlier, and there is a snappy chill in the air, which gets me in the mood for hot, mulled apple cider and settling down to knit a little in the evening.  I love fall.

Planning on participating in 2 KALs in October--SolidSocks Group on Ravelry October KAL/Sock Knitters Anonymous October Sockdown.

The SolidSocks color of the month is 'blue' and one of the featured designers for the SKA KAL is Verybusymonkey, so I will be double-dipping for at least one pair.  I'm going to be making Cadence  using Cascade Heritage sock yarn in the 'Anise' colorway.  I'm looking forward to finally using my Cascade yarn--I've bought quite a bit of it and have not gotten around to using it yet.  Sock #2 for SKA(because I have 2 months to knit both pairs) will most likely be Tea and Scandal, yarn choice TBD.

Can't wait to get started on these next week!

Thursday, September 19, 2013

FO: Campfire Socks

First FO since the middle of summer...absolutely LOVE these and am so glad I'm finally finished with them, so I can wear them to chase the autumn chill.
I love the yarn-Tuscan Grove "Bellagio" in the Mint Ganache colorway.  It's a silky-smooth DK weight, and I had forgotten how quick of a knit these socks were.
Motivation to (finally) finish this pair:   I took a weekend trip to South Bass Island (in the middle of Lake Erie) with my son and wanted a quick knit to take with me, one that did not require a lot of concentration.  I scored some knitting time at night, after my son fell asleep, and while he was playing on the playground in the center of the park in town.  I also knit on the ferry ride back to the mainland.  I think I started the second sock on Saturday night and finished it this past Wednesday night, and am so happy with the finished product!