Coffee Socks

8/4 – started leg pattern. Sort of wish I had an actual cabling needle.

8/21 – dropped a stitch somewhere yesterday. 🙁 Going to try to pick up today, hoping it’s not actually in the cable! OTOH, I’ve definitely gotten the hang of doing the cabling w/out a cabling needle.

8/31 – started heel flap of sock A.

9/2 – finished heel flap & turning heel.

9/4 – finished heel of sock B.

November – had to go to one at a time for the toes.

12/7 – had dropped for a while after having him try on the first one & it being a smidge too small. Pulled back to end of cabling pattern for toe and reknit with a few extra rows of K1 all around, finished it and length was perfect.

12/15 – omg finally done.

Brown Aran Socks

So I had to do some …interesting… things to adjust the heel to two-at-a-time magic loop. Should probably write up.

10/27: getting a little nervous that I’m going to run out of yarn!

11/2: ran out of the Najad, knit in the leftover blue Cascade 200. quite possibly going to run out of that as well, I think I have some Lion something or other in tan if so. (started the toes, though.)

11/3 – managed to finish the toes in the blue! still have to weave in ends & block.

Bandana Cowl

Got slightly off on the short rows, probably very early on when I was still figuring out how they worked.

Not quite enough of the yarn to finish, but I like the gist of the project so I might buy some. note: used same style in a different color.

9/9 – restarted. 75 St remaining.

9/11- may have decreased one too many, so I increased back again in the final purl row.

Very cosy. I’m pleased, it’ll be nice when we have cold weather. Interesting effect with the heathered green & the tweedy black.

Update, November 2014: OMG this is amazing in cold weather. A++++ would knit again.

garter toes

7/8, finished toe

for pattern, did k7, (k1,p1) 5x, k8 to get correct number of stitches.

after a few rows, expanded ribbing section, so pattern is now k5, (k1,p1) 7x, k6.

7/16 – started 1st heel too early (as usual), so ripped back heel & last row of heel garter section. Debating whether to pick back any more of that garter or just have a slightly longer garter section at the end of the foot….

7/23 – about 2in up from garter heel reduced back of leg, ssk k6 (p1 k1) 5x, k6, k2tog.

7/28 – been gradually expanding the ribbing sections, front and back, to taper into a k1p1 cuff. Planning on at least 1” of ribbed cuff.

Used this bindoff: http://www.knitty.com/ISSUEfall09/FEATjssbo.php, love the way it looks & feels.

Belmondo Shawl

Grey (“zinc”) for most of the body of the shawl, doing “orchid” (pink/purple) for the top 1/4 or so. Really happy about the speed & simplicity of working, and the feel of the cotton/wool blend in the open style.

Got HUGE after blocking, which I’m delighted about. I have enough grey yarn left to make fringe, but I’m not sure if I’m going to. (I’m not usually a fringe person.)

It’s perfect for wearing over a sleeveless dress, especially in our chilly conference room!

Fingerless Gloves

Strange to make this pattern again, given that it was one of my earliest projects! (Tucker’s Ashley has admired those a few times, so when I got some Cascade 220 for Christmas, I knew that was what I wanted to me.) Very pleased with it. Just need to sew up the side seam, but want her to pick where the thumb hole should fall.

Finally finished seaming, 6/29.

Sweater Vest

5/5 – doing gauge swatch on #9

5/6 – cast on while on the bus to SeaTac.

5/20 – separated front & back

5/22 – started V-neck shaping

Blue Nell

Cast on two-at-a-time.

5/21 – finished cuffs

6/2 – heel flap on 1st sock. (Went with 9 repeats of the pattern instead of 12, for more of an anklet feel.)

6/3 – finished turning 1st heel. started heel flap on 2nd sock.

6/17 – starting toe

Stitch Surfer KAL

Tried casting on several times over the last week, finally got it right today!

Did some weird things in the toe section in the non-W&T transition, until I reread the diagram before the instructions and realized that I was supposed to be twisting the strands together.

3/28 – started the heel what turned out to be too soon. 🙁 will have to do some tearing back, hopefully not all the way back, since the foot so far is great.

Tore back &c over the first week of April, redid the heel on 4/4 and got into the leg!

4/16 – finished first sock!

4/22 – started second sock. Definitely easier the second time around.

5/5 – I probably could’ve make these a couple of inches longer, which would’ve been nice. Still very happy with them as is.