The winner of my giveaway of the Terri Stegmiller pattern is:
Barb of Mountain Quiltworks!!!!!
Barb chose Paws in the Garden for her pattern and will be receiving it very soon.
Congratulations Barb, and thanks so much for following along :*)
It would probably be easier for me to show you what's OFF my needles!!!! I'm still trying to make myself a pair of RED socks. Remember the last pair I made ended up way too big and I gave them to my husband. So I bought more yarn - the actual correct size yarn for socks this time LOL!!! - in both the desired fire-engine-red and a wonderful royal blue....
....... and I got them started in my favorite method for making socks - on the circular needle for Magic Loop, Toe-Up and Two at a Time. Then I realized this yarn is very solid-looking and would look great in a pattern. Of course, I had gone beyond the point where you would normally start said pattern, so I tried to add in a lifeline - what a mess!
So that was the first tearing-out session LOL!!! Starting over, the second time .....
The pattern I decided to fall in love with was this one I saw on Denise's blog, Justquiltin. Isn't that a neat pattern? It's called House Targaryen after the Game of Thrones books, and it's free on Ravelry.
Denise calls this an easy pattern - and I have to agree, the pattern itself is not hard at all. It's actually a fun stitch to work. But I guess I haven't made enough socks to be able to easily change anything in the pattern, because I tore these darn socks out THREE times!!!! Thankfully I never got very far before it became clear I wasn't doing something right and my brain was not wired right for what I was trying to do :*) My problem stemmed from the purl stitch carrying over to the other side on the circulars. It kept leaving really big holes, no matter how tightly I tried to join them there. I'm sure it was just something stupid I was doing, but I finally gave up, cast one sock onto the DPN's and got started yet AGAIN!
Yep, this is as far as I've gotten!!!
What kind of adventures are on your needles?
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Hugs & Blessings!