HI Allison!!!! This is Al’s Cruces cowl finish. The pattern is on Ravelry by Hilary Smith Callis. Al liked the colorwork and was bored with the straight stockinette portions. In hindsight, she said she wished she had done a provisional cast on as was suggested. Nonetheless, what a pretty cowl!
Yesterday on the way to Phantom and back I finished my second pair of socks for 2017. Phantom was a first class production and very good. We had an understudy for the lead Girl and her voice was so good, I cant’ imagine why she’s the understudy. ( all of you who say you don’t like crowds, I totally get it. I had to psych myself up for that part. I got lucky, it was nearly sold out but no one sat next to me on one side and that made it so much better you know?)
This Pair is from Dale yarn, colorway 603. My first encounter with this yarn. While it has some poly in it, it lacked bounce. This is a 6ply. Can someone tell me how they ply makes the yarn behave? I dont’ get it.
I knit them (48 stitches on needle size 1) . Let me tell you they could stand up and walk by themselves. Which means I could have gone up a needle size, but I like a firm sock these days. They need to be blocked.
I loved all the bright color changes. They are a happy pair. It was super easy to make them match and to make my sizing match based on the colors. ( Oh the toes started at the 4th aqua mark, etc etc.)
Officially, I have decided to knit 17 pairs of socks in 2017. I will I will!!!
I’m taking Nancy’s awesome notebook suggestion and keeping a sock notebook.