Hello! How’s 2016 treating you so far? I’ve been getting a lot of social failure (planning things with people is hard when no one turns up . . . repeatedly), but a knitting success? I’ve finished two things already, though admittedly they were both already in progress.
I finally finished the Mittens with Pints on! The knitting finished quite a long time ago, actually, but since the person I was going to give them to was in the other end of some family drama, the mittens are now without a home. I’ve got a couple of ideas on who to give them to, but for now they are sitting on my bookshelf looking wonderful. I’m really proud of them.
I also finished a pair of socks!
They are slightly less yellow in person (and in the daylight), but I’m pleased with how they came out, too! They match stripe-for-stripe, and they seem to actually fit my feet! I have a hard time with toe-up socks because I always get the heel placed wrong.
I do, of course, have a number of things in progress. As always. Right now I have nine WIPs and one more thing that I am really excited to start. The things I’m working on most diligently right now are a shawl and a sweater:
I think I actually might be able to finish the shawl, the Rafter shawl, today. It’s pretty quick work, really.
The sweater is the Flax sweater from Tin Can Knit’s Simple Collection. I’ve made a lot of things from that collection already and I love all of them.
Soon, probably when I finish the Rafter shawl, I’m going to cast on another pair of socks for myself:
They will be bright and wonderful and I will love them forever.