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5KCBWDAY7 – Looking Back, Looking Forward

Day Seven (Sunday 18th May): Looking Back, Looking Forward

While I did participate in the KCBW last year, I didn’t complete the Day7 prompt. Somehow I wasn’t even aware of it! I do want to participate next year, though so here’s my miniature list of things I hope to have achieved by then:

  • A second knit sweater (either for me or a gift for someone else)

  • My first crochet project completed (with some measure of comfort with the craft)

  • My first published pattern maybe?

Not a very long list of expectations, but I’m okay with this. 😀

On the Kindle: White Fang by Jack London

On the knitting front: The Irish Wellington Socks by Aileen Cahill. I felt the straight up stockinette pattern would complement the self-striping yarn really well. I’m working with Drops Big Fabel in Forest, a fitting colorway with which to remember all of my forest walks while here in England. 😀 Jason’s going to have a pair as well, in his chosen shade of..wait for it..plain black! The simplicity of this pattern will work really well for that too.

I just might gnaw an arm off if I had to work anything like cables with a jet-black yarn. The smaller skeins(?) are elastic thread I plan to use for the cuffs of Jason’s pair of socks. Wool is pretty springy, but I think he’ll enjoy socks that do a better job of staying up. We’ll see how that goes..

Both yarns are 75%wool and 25% nylon. Thanks for your suggestions! I’m very optimistic about the durable quality of these yarns, and am doubly glad to know that it comes in a worsted weight as well! These socks are gonna fly right off my needles, without a doubt.

I made another small stash addition last friday from Quilter’s Quest in Bridgnorth. It’s a lovely self striping sock yarn by Four Seasons Gründl, and I’ve got my eyes on the Vanilla Latte Socks pattern. This’ll be a nice little change from all of these thick socks I’ve made this year! There isn’t much info on Ravelry about this yarn, so I’m excited to see how this will look all knit-up. 😀

This post is part of Eskimimi Makes’ 5th Annual Knitting & Crochet Blog Week. To find posts by other participating bloggers, simply google 5KCBWDAY7 and explore away!

KCCO! I think I may participate from now on with this. :]


  1. Anonymous says

    I was a little worried for your sanity with the jet-black yarn choice! I struggle with dark browns and purples unless its stockinette. Even then, if I drop a stitch its only ripping to pick it back up. Best of luck and I can't wait to see the finished product 🙂


  2. Britney says

    Maybe I'll limit my knitting on the black sock project to broad daylight! haha


  3. karen says

    I have skillfully avoided adding to my yarn stash since Thanksgiving but I'm starting to think I need to get out and do some shopping, especially when I see pretty yarns such as yours!!


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