I got a bit of my crafting mojo back this year. The tour de socks helped a lot with sock knitting. Mike made a stand for my hand crank sock knitting machine. I hope to use it a bit kore. I am trying to work through roving - which I have a ton of!
Roving Spun - 1856 yards
Knit - 11973 yards
Given how many yards of yarn I still own I need a other massive year to work through my stash!
Project Details: My friend Julie asked for a pair of fingerless mitts. Her request was as if they are hard or a pain in the butt to make. I was pretty happy for a fast simple knit. I used Vanilla Fingerless Mittens pattern. I started on October 21st and finished on the 26th. There was no gauge which I found strange and they came out a bit big I think. But, hopefully Julie can block them to her size. I used ~ 160 yards of Worsted weight yarn.
Well I did the Tour de Sock this year. I have never done a knitting competition and I was a bit surprised at how it went. In the end I did not knit the last pair. They were not something I would ever wear or want to knit. Only ~30 people world wide finished the last pair. Here are the socks I did make and I'm pretty happy with them!
Project Details: started on August 3rd and finished on the 23rd. This is one of my favorite travel projects! I'm a bit surprised on how the colorway came out. I wasn't expecting the color really. Size 5 needles and you should make one!
Project Details: These are the first pair of socks I cast on when I got back on the sock knitting wagon! I used Hedgehog Fibres yarn (which is so soft and amazing) and this pattern. The pattern worked out well for a hand dyed yarn and so easy to knit up! Started on October 24th 2016 these have been my traveling socks. I wanted to finish them up before the tour de sock starts!!
The only this strange about the yarn is the difference in color. One sock looks more pink and the other more orange.
I'm a knitter and a lover of all fiber arts. Could there be enough time in the day to design and knit everything you want?? I keep busy by being outside, getting into trouble, and being a general good pain in the ass!