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Showing posts from April, 2016

A Side of Desert: Rustic Succulent

Back in January, I joined another yarn club – self striping of course.  The thing I like about the club is that the inspiration pictures are posted ahead of time, so you have some idea of what’s coming.  While it’s fun to be surprised, too often I’ve been left with yarn I know I will not knit, and while destashing is always an option, you rarely break even. 
For the past two years, I’ve been loving all things mint.  It’s such a pretty pastel, and it mixes with everything.  So when I saw the teasers for Rustic Succulent, I knew I would join the club.
Now with January’s yarn gone, I need to get going on February, March, and April.  Must. Knit.Faster.

Here Comes the Sun: TFA Saffron Socks

Punxsutawney Phil may have predicted an early spring, but the weather in the mid-Atlantic has been blustery and cold.  I thought I would bring the sunshine indoors by knitting Tanis Fiber Arts Blue Label in Saffron.  I purchased this yarn two years ago during the Boxing Day update.  

I had never shopped TFA, and wasn’t prepared to be cartjacked.  This skein was the only one I purchased, and it’s been hanging out in my stash, not quite sure what it wanted to be.  When I came across the Wheatley pattern, I knew Saffron had found its match.  Et voila.

Despite being fingering weight, the yarn is a little thicker than I’m used to, so my 64-stitch cast on is not as snug as I would like.  But I think these will be a great companion with my rain boots – socked full of sunshine on damp, soggy days.

Knit Lit – Where the Wild Things Are Socks

The only thing better than knitting or reading a book is knitting with yarn inspired by a book.  And so it went with my March socks.  The yarn is Canon Hand Dyes’s Let the Wild Rumpus Start on Charles Self Striping. 

As the colorway suggests, the yarn was inspired by Maurice Sendak’s Where the Wild Things Are. 

I cast these on in the middle of the month, but I enjoyed the six striping colorway so much that these were knit in about a week. 
This yarn was a destash purchase and it came with a mini skein of black for the heels and toes.  But I chose to use a silver mini for less contrast.  I feel like I say this all the time but I LOVE THESE SOCKS! 
The turquoise, blue-greens, browns, and greys are colors I wear often.  So this pair will be sock drawer staple.