It’s been a productive couple of days. The Leaf Panel Cardigan is blocked and awaiting a button. I was going to order something from Textile Garden, but I have heaps of suitable buttons and it means I can wear the cardigan today. *ignores rain clouds* And in speedy knitting news, the Little Girl’s Shrug is blocking. It must be one of the quickest garments ever to knit. I started it Monday evening and it was finished Tuesday afternoon. So lots of FO posts to follow!
And I can’t possibly exist without something on the needles, so I cast on for the Hearty Stripy Socks.
Initially, I didn’t think I had any yarn I could use to knit these for me. Plenty of yarn that I could use to knit for giving them away, but that’s not very selfish. Then I remembered a couple of balls of Sirdar Snuggly 4ply that I bought last year with the idea of knitting a stranded hat for Rose. The pattern didn’t work out, so the yarn has languished ever since. It’s not a yarn that makes you immediately think “Socks!” but the fibre content is actually almost identical to Berroco Comfort Sock (which seems to be 50/50 hate/love, but I’ll risk it!).
I haven’t knitted much of the actual heart pattern yet, so there’s not much sock to see, and the colours remind me of a watermelon, but I’m looking forward to finally knitting some socks all for myself!