These posts seem to get farther and farther apart, don't they? I'm not sure why. There has been lots of "MsCreating" going on here lately (and that's not "miss-creating" neither). I'm actually making stuff. Really!!! I've done a lot of planning too. I've gone through all of my magazines and marked which projects I want to make.
See... I'm not sure why one of the turtles is giving me that look (you know, the one where they think you are a little bit off of your rocker). Maybe he knows something I don't? Okay, I admit that there may be a lot of markers, but in my defense there is a stack of magazines next to this one where I didn't choose anything. That's saying something, right?
Onward. I finished the Leftover socks.
.....and used up the rest of the KnitPicks Gloss (Dusk) and Sockotta (?) that I had left. It wasn't all fun and games, though. I woke up one morning at 4:15 a.m. as is usual for me and started knitting the heel flap, and turned the heel on the second sock before realizing I didn't have the dark blue stripe yet. GAH.... I may not have brought my knitting to work that day.
I also liked this stripe combination so much that I'm using it for my next pair of Leftover socks.
Sorry.... nighttime picture. This is my leftover KnitPicks Bare Superwash Tweedy sock wool that I dyed using my sock crock pot method and Jacquard's dyes in the Golden Ochre and Chestnut colorways. I'm also using Palette in Bark and Semolina from KnitPicks. Very cool!!! Can you tell that I'm not superstitious about sticking the needles in the wool? Isn't it supposed to be bad luck or something? I must admit, however, that I hate it when they felt the wool sometimes. :)
I have also finished up what hand-spun I had on the bobbins of my Ashford, and am ready to start spinning the wool for Zarzuela's SAL on Ravelry. This is one of her colorways called Toasted Banana.
It is 4 oz. of Superwash Merino. And let me tell you, I've spun merino before and it was not easy. The staples of fiber were so short which made it hard to draft it. This is not the case with this braid of fiber. It is lovely.... Like spinning a cloud.
Okay - more on this fiber and my progress on the Fair Isle Pullover next post. Here's a hint: Yes, Jess, the pullover was puckering.... and yes... I frogged 9 inches knit in the round and reknit it already. I have survived.. barely. ;)