Wow, lot's going on as always, I'll never catch up with you all individually but please know I've enjoyed each and every post. I at least try to read catch up every day, even if I don't post.
But I do have to say Congrats dustinac
Winning 1st place for 2 projects is awesome!!
So, I have 2 finished pair recently.
My problem children - the faux fair isles and the better behaved pink-orange Tofutsies.
Which is kind of sad because I had to say goodbye to them. Even though they were intended for my girls all along I get a little attached so it's hard to let go.
Problem children went home yesterday with #2 DD. She just happened to buy 2 new sweaters, from that Sara Jessica $20 and under line last week, that happened to be a pretty shade of blue and a pretty shade of green. And matched the socks perfectly. So off they went.
The pinkies are intended for #1DD. I'm putting them in the mail to her tomorrow (that's my sock model, her sis in the socks). #1DD gravitates toward those colors, she's a pink girl and she's going through a tough time right now so I hope they cheer her up.
But the exciting part is I get to start new socks. I cast on with the green chinese wool and at the last minute I decided to do the 9-5's. I only just started the pattern but so far I really like it. So maybe I'll have some progress to share later in the week. It's on 4 dpn's rather then 3 like I've been using so it seemed a little unwieldy at first but now I've settled in.
Is there any benefit to using 4 rather than 3? For you dpn knitters? It seems like it would slow you down a little since you have more joins to fiddle with. The pattern is a multiple of 6 so I don't see why I couldn't put 24 sttiches on each needle. Looking ahead I guess I'd have to redistribute back on 4 needles to follow the pattern for the heel flap.
Anyway, enough of that. I'm also very close to my Ravelry invite
so I may not get as much knittng done this week as I'd like. In fact once I got the 9-5's underway I wanted to start a second pair, that new wild cherry Louet is calling my name, but we'll see.
Happy Knitting All