These are my second finished pair of socks. They were done with Hibiscus Serenity Sock yarn, and I used the Toe-up, Two at a Time, Magic Loop method. My only complaint is that they are a tad large on me. I'm hoping they draw up a little when I wash them. But they are really soft and comfortable - I'm going to enjoy wearing them this winter :*D
More pictures of my new socks ... (you can see how they are a little baggy around the heel on this picture)
Isn't it funny how they look like three different colors in each of these pictures? The true colors are closer to the bottom picture. I learned quite a few new techniques doing this project - stitch wrapping and the special magic cast on, for instance.
Now that this pair of socks is done, I'm thinking I'll take a little break from socks and work on a couple of other yarn projects. I'm really excited about doing Dreambird, and today I went with a friend to visit the Knaughty Knitter in Murfreesboro - my very first visit to a knit shop ever! It was amazing! So many wonderful yarns and in every possible color! Reminded me very much of my first trip to a quilt shop LOL!!!
Here is a picture of a Dreambird shawl - not mine of course!!! But you can get the idea of what it looks like...
And here are the yarns I chose for my Dreambird....
The yarn on the left is solid black Heritage fingering yarn and there is a lot of it there, perhaps about twice as much as the fancy Noro skein on the right. The Noro is a rougher texture yarn, also a fingering weight. It has the nice long color changes that are needed for this pattern. As you can see from the picture below, there are lots of these color variations - I'm hoping to get some lovely feather colors for my Dreambird with this!
The Knaughty Knitter is hosting a Knit Along (KAL) on the 16th for anyone working on Dreambird, so I plan to go with some friends and take part in that. I had planned to make this shawl during the KAL with Justquiltin and Patchwork Times, but I've decided it will be a good idea for me to go ahead and start it with this local knit shop and have the opportunity to get assistance face-to-face if needed. Perhaps I'll get good enough that I could start a second one with Judy & Denise!
In the meantime, while I'm waiting for the KAL, I'm going to start my Cream and Sugar Cowl. Mine will be all black, which will mean I can wear it with anything...
|Picture taken from Ravelry website - Cowl made by nevernotknitting
If you have something taking shape on your needles, be sure to share it with us at Judy's Patchwork Times!
Hugs & Blessings!