I’m about halfway through a week off from work and am taking full advantage of having very little on my agenda. Little on the agenda translates to house tasks, reading, and knitting. I exterted quite some energy this morning getting my kitchen windows washed, overdue for a good cleaning as the world looked a little grey through them, and that’s not a metaphor. My windows were an embarrassing shade of grey. It’s also tomato season and my back yarn garden hasn’t disappointed in its tomato crop, so I’ve been stewing and freezing, as one does.
On the knitting front, I happily got the ‘secret socks’ finished in time for my mum’s birthday! I made her a pair of Vanilla Latte socks with the songbird yarn I bought at this year’s Knitter’s Frolic, Red Wing Blackbird colour way. Quite happy with them, I must say.
I’ve been working on my Weekender sweater, although, I started a few rounds outside this afternoon and had to put it aside – it’s a little too warm to have this wool sweater draped on my lap while knitting it. Instead, I worked a few rounds on a pair of socks, using the Hermione’s Half Blood Prince Socks pattern. Its stitch pattern is based on the hat Hermione wears in this movie, and I am THRILLED with its progress! The yarn is by Asylum Fibers, and it is so darned soft.
I also got a very early start of a pair of socks I’ve wanted to make for a while. I love Doctor Who, and Jodie Whitaker’s 13th Doctor may be one of my favourite incarnations of the character. Her doctor has a fantastic costume, and it appears that she wears blue striped socks under her boots. I bought this blue and white striped Regia, also at Frolic, and yesterday, I over dyed it so that the white became a light blue (and the already blue became a little darker). The blue ended up a little more neon than I hoped, but I’m embracing it. I’m going to make these as a simple vanilla with 1×1 ribbing at the cuff; I hate 1×1 ribbing, so I know the cuff will be a slog.