First off, there is the HO. And a half...
This is my third pair of socks. The yarn in Knit Picks Stroll in the discontinued "City Lights" color way. The pattern is Wendy Johnson's "Dead Simple Lace Socks." It's a fun pattern when I can remember to do the yarn overs. When I forget, it's a pain the butt to tink back because I'm not smart enough to work my way down on this pattern. Just not that smart yet.
This is the first sock where I truly tried to do the math to make it fit. It mostly fits. It's a little long but it's all a learning process. I now know where to adjust the length for the next pair. I'm currently on the second cuff and hope to be done soon. I'm thinking before fall is a good time to be done.
As a step closer to my New Year Goal of knitting more socks and spending more time in knitting communities I purchased a workshop on Craftsy. It's Donna Drachunas' Knit Original Toe Up Socks. I just got thought the introduction and have the patterns downloaded. I'm ready to go on the next set of socks.
And then there is the project that was on a deadline. A good friend from work was expecting a grand daughter. I told her that we would go to the yarn store, she would pick the yarn and I would knit a blanket.
Here it is blocking.
The blanket is pretty pink and someone was pretty jealous.
The yarn is Cascade 220 Superwash Sport. The color is 901- Cotton Candy. It is a very pleasant yarn to knit and is crazy soft. I found myself stroking the blanket quite often. I will use this yarn again. I don't think my little girl will give me the choice.