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wip – hue shift afghan

And just like that, I’m a quarter of the way through my hue shift afghan project. Mitered squares turned out to not be too difficult to work on. I admit that this wip spent a few weeks in time-out here and there because of some absentmindedly picked-up stitches on the wrong side. Or at one point, a completed mitered square using the wrong color combination. After those speed bumps though? Yes. This can be smooth sailing now. Many knitters of this particular Knit Picks pattern kit suggested that I break the yarn as few times as possible to compensate for such tight yarn rations. I’m still unsure if I’m doing well on that front, but we’ll see soon enough.

new home!

I’ve recently made the move here from blogspot. Pardon the dust while I correct any broken image links on previous posts! A quick update on the knitting front while I’m here—my Rogue Latte socks are progressing, and I just might have these done before the month is over. Just in time for the weather to get a little colder. This is being knit with SweetGeorgia Yarns’ Tough Love Sock, which seems nicely sturdy while still being soft on the hands while I work. It looks like I’ll have plenty left over after this pair is finished. See you all next time!

wip: seahawk nillas, garter squish blanket

Here’s what I find are hands-down needs for me as a knitter, at least for right now anyway. I absolutely need a pair of socks in progress at any given time. I need a mindless scrap-eating blanket knit going on in the background. These are two such WIPs I’ve got going on to preserve the natural and right order of life in this apartment: This would be a pair of plain stockinette socks made from my first-ever purchased skein of Manos Del Uruguay yarn that I bought a year ago in my new favorite LYS, The Nifty Knitter. It’s in Issaquah, WA which is decidedly not local for my Los Angeles-based self but the pleasant, inclusive spirit of that shop is enough for me to hold off on certain purchases until I make the flight/drive up there. I LOVE the place. The hank of Alegria used was full of surprises. I initially bought it as sort of a joke. In Seattle, I show myself up as an Angeleno in a lot of ways, like calling …

wip : stranded show offs ii

I’m about to turn the second heel of these Stranded Show-Off socks in a Zauberball. It’s hard to put it down now that I see how lovely these colors look in this pattern. The Regia Hand-Dye Effect really did the pattern an injustice to me. When the yarn’s a dream, the whole sock knitting experience is a dream as well. I also finished Hannah Thissen’s Slow Knitting. I like what ideas and values that this book fosters. As a long-time lurker of knitting blogs over the years it was exciting to see the profiles of names I recognised (like Bare Naked Wools, Brooklyn Tweed, Jill Draper Makes Stuff, etc). It was a little difficult reading this book in the format that I did (I’m talking about on a Kindle app, on an Ipad), but it’s a recommended read if you’re interested in source-conscious, sustainable wool and the mindset of slow knitting. The book wasn’t enough to completely assuage my knitting-related impatience–I look at my stash feeling anxious excitement about seeing what they’ll look like knit …