- Boredom Socks, knit using KFI Indulgence (since discontinued), which is a smooth 75% merino/25% nylon blend. It is sock-weight, and created a very interesting design, with very nice striping sections and vivid colors.
- A sweater for my niece, who is on-the-way and scheduled to make her debut in late August. I used Encore Dynamo, which has the cutest striping colors and is a soft 75% acrylic/25% wool blend from Plymouth Yarns. I saw the pattern in my LYS, River Colors Studio in Lakewood, Ohio, and downloaded it from Ravelry. It is the perfect top-down sweater with very little sewing required! I found the cutest buttons--little purple/white giraffes--at JoAnn Fabrics. Can't wait to see my little niece in the sweater! The pattern can also be customized for boys. Pattern: 2649 Baby & Toddler Top-Down Cardigan from Plymouth Yarn Design Studio.
Springtastic Socks, pattern by Stefanie Goodwin-Ritter and published by Holla Knits. This is an awesome pattern for a pair of socks that are perfect for spring! They include some cables and a wonderfully easy-to memorize ribbed back panel. I am currently on sock #2 and hope to have it finished by the end of the weekend, which will qualify it for the Holla Knits Spring KAL, ending on April 29th. I am using Madelinetosh Pashmina in the Vishnu color. This is one of the softest, silkiest yarns I have ever used! I can't say enough about how much I love it. What is there not to love about cashmere/silk/wool?
Next time I make these, which WILL happen because I love the pattern, I will make them longer for the wintertime.
And now...a YARN GIVEAWAY!
I am giving away a skein of Madelinetosh Pashmina in the Fluoro Rose colorway, which is neon pink awesomeness.
It is hard to accurately capture the vivid neon brightness of this yarn. It is a sport-weight, but it is perfect for that luxe project you've been waiting to cast on for, or just a great pair of socks. It is 360 yards and is a blend of cashmere/silk/wool.
To enter to win this yarn, just leave a comment on this blog post or on the Ravelry thread I created for this giveaway. Please leave your email or better yet, Ravelry name, so I can let you know if you won. The winner will be randomly selected on Friday, April 29th, at 9 PM, so you've got a few days!
Good luck and thank you for reading!