Pull up a chair, grab your favorite drink and get ready to read the saga...
Sadly, I only have one FO to share today:
I used the Amerie Cowl pattern, 2 skeins of Urban Silk and size 9 needles for this creation. The pattern calls for 95 yards of yarn, but I doubled it to make it longer and more of an infinity scarf that can be used almost as a necklace. I really like how it turned out. The yarn is silk and cotton - a dream to knit. The pattern was very easy, yet elegant.
Here is the current state of the never ending Lacy Summer Top:
It didn't get finished for WHIBSIB - my girls knitting weekend retreat last weekend - nor did it get finished for this weekend. The back is complete, and I am a.l.m.o.s.t finished with the front. Someday...
Then, there are the never ending socks:
They are coming along, but at this rate, they may outlive me. I want to be finished with them by April 30th - the last day of the March challenge. Seeing as I am just to the heel/gusset section, my chances are pretty slim. I am enjoying the knit...it is just slower going than I like. Those twisted stitches and easy to drop stitches when one is cabling without a needle...Oh the frustration.
However, the dreaded combo did not prevent me from starting the April socks:
It's another pattern by Janneke Maat called Tara. It was the MOCK last month in the Sock Knitters Anonymous group on Ravelry. I didn't get row gauge; so, I frogged them and put everything away until this month. They apply to this month's challenge; so, win-win. However, check it out - twisted stitches and tiny cables...again.
I want to finish the top and the March socks, because I have big plans to participate in Mad May in the Madelinetosh Lovers group. I want to make Saroyan for the general accessories challenge and Lazy Girl Shawl for the general shawl challenge.
For the Saroyan, I plan to use this yarn (Pashmina in the Tart colorway):
I am also going to put some beads on it.
For the Lazy Girl, I plan to use this yarn (Tosh Merino Light - (maybe, or another MT yarn) - in the Oceana colorway:
(I am allowed to use a non-Madelinetosh yarn, as long as at least one of the yarns is Madelinetosh.)
And looky, looky:
Madtosh Crafts is having their grand opening tomorrow. I can't wait!