Ever So Slightly Obsessed
All I want is...socks. Here's my latest project, Nautilus by Anna Bell. Kind of hard to see the pattern, but it's a lovely lace rib. I'm using Koigu KPPM #P850. Actually, the colors are fairly true in the picture. It's looking to be a wonderful marriage of yarn and pattern. But it's not a mindless knit, at least not for me, the Lace Novice. So, I had to cast on these...
I know, I know! I said I was done with Jaywalkers for a while. But it is a great pattern for self-striping yarn, and it's easy and mindless while not being totally boring. The yarn is Jessie's A Piece of Vermont self-striping yarn in a colorway she calls "Preppy." So cute. But I'm going to have to frog this, because it's going to be too big, and I don't have smaller needles that don't make me want to scream. So I'm either going to have to place an emergency Patternworks order, or find another pattern.
Check out those lovely toes, if I don't say so myself. Turkish cast on, you rock my little world. Speaking of socks, did you see Bonne Marie's recent post on sock knitting, and her cool button?
I got my sock pal for Sockapaloooza, and I am so excited that it's all getting started! My sock pal is blogless though, so I can't blogstalk her for inspiration. Also, her foot is a different size than mine and I am a little nervous about getting the right fit. I am planning to start researching patterns, yarns, the issue of negative ease, etc. this weekend. Fun, fun, fun! Suggestions and advice are more than welcome.
CONTEST UPDATE: Tomorrow, I am going to draw the names from those who have left a comment on one of the posts starting with Monday's. I hope to post the winners tomorrow as well, but it's the weekend and for this stay-at-home mom, that's often the hardest time to post. So I may not get to it until late Saturday night or even Sunday. But you won't have to wait for long!