So, this morning I have a few updates to my WIPs, plus a new one *grins* I have also decided to hibernate the green cotton top. I'm just really not enjoying making it at all and I don't want knitting to stop being something I enjoy and turn into a chore! I haven't frogged it in case I do decide to come back to it, but it has dropped off the radar for the time being ;)
Which of course leaves the field open for a new project *laughs*
So I cast on Cria *smiles* I've been wanting to start this for ages, but I was patiently waiting to get the book so that I could start to use the tips before I cast on. But, my patience ran out *laughs* I did get boyfriend to help with the taking of measurements, and I did do some maths... And then I cast on.
Not a lot of progress yet, but here it is:
I'm using Jaeger Monte Cristo yarn. It's a cotton/acrylic blend and is lovely and soft, I'm really liking working with it, and I love how the fabric is coming out:
I'm at the heel flap of my second sunset sock now. I decided to deliberately not match the purl texture rows, especially as the socks are matching much more than I was expecting. I've obviously made them the length of one colour repeat (well almost, the second one starts slightly earlier so the purple is further down the leg). Quite unexpected. They won't be perfectly matched, but that's never a reqirement for my socks anyway, handmade or not!
And finally, I have added the fourth colour to my blanket...
I'm amazed at how much I'm enjoying this. It really is the most mindless knitting ever, pure garter stitch, but I love how squidgy it is and how the colours are coming together.
So, that's my week in progress, head over to Tami's to see what other bloggers have been up to :)