This past week I was able to cast on my Stage Six socks. They are toe up and double knit and are taking me forever to finish!! Who am I kidding - I am am making very slow progress with these!! I find DK to be very slow and tough on my hands. I also find it difficult to get my tension nice and even... This is all I managed to get done this week (not likely I will finish before the deadline of July 31st...):
I also think I may be suffering from sock knitting burnout. I have knit a lot in the past several months and all of it has been in speed/time limit conditions. I am thinking I am ready for a break! SO I started my sock scrap yarn afghan!! I am thinking I may be addicted to making these little mitered squares!! I am also not doing this in any planned design. I will randomly choose each color as I am ready to add a new square. The only condition I will place is that I do not want to have two colors that are too close in color to be side-by-side. Otherwise the more random the better!!
So far it measures about 11.5 inches on each long side. I have also tucked in all the tails except for those showing. I will need to do the tails on a regular, frequent basis so it is not too overwhelming later! Here is where I go to in the past few days:
Over the next week I am hoping to continue to work on the scrapghan, get a bit more done on my Stage Six socks, and maybe start assembling the crochet squares.
Sock Madness 8:
1. Chill Thrill (round 6 socks)
2. Alexandrina (round 7 socks)
Tour de Sock
2. Arch-Nemesis (Stage 5) Started July 18th 2014
3. Double Flake Squirrel Socks (Stage 6) Started July 21th 2014
Other WIPs to finish:
1. Advent Calendar scarf
2. Crochet scrap afghan
3. Sock Scrap afghan Started July 24th 2014
Coming soon :)
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