Elske means love

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Pattern: Elske by Merrian Holland

Yarn: Claudia Hand Painted Yarns Fingering (Canary, Silver Shimmer, Lakeside Liz)

So happy these are finally done drying because I love these socks. They are just so adorable. I’m happy I went with these colors, too, because they’re great for springtime. Maybe this autumn I’ll make another pair in some deep jewel tones.

You may have noticed that I’ve been on a sock kick, lately. And yeah, I have another pair on the needles from my last post. Soon, SOON, it will be Sólja time and I’m excited!

sweetgeorgia sock club

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Yarn: Corriedale Sock by SweetGeorgia

75% superwash corriedale wool

25% nylon

March 2015 Sock Club: Beginner’s Luck

I was planning to post the Elske socks that I finished and blocked this morning around 1AM, but they aren’t dry yet. So I thought I’d drop in anyway and share my next quick project. This yarn is the first month of my 6th month subscription to SweetGeorgia Sock Club. It’s going to be Very Vanilla Socks.

Also, you might enjoy my cat, Nausicaä, who loves to model for the camera.

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Fika and Elske

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Pattern: Fika by Maribeth White (me)

Yarn: SweetGeorgia Yarns Tough Love Sock

MC: Nightshade

CC: Jade

So my year was already made when my pattern, Fika, was published in Pom Pom Quarterly Issue 12, but I’m so, so flattered at the number of socks that have been completed in the last two months. I wanted to share Pom Pom’s recent blog post Fika Fan Club, where they feature some of the first socks completed. Above, you’ll see the 2nd pair I knit for myself.

Also, I absolutely LOVE the other sock pattern in Issue 12, Elske, by Merrian Holland so I started some for myself yesterday. Here’s the progress. (Apology for the cell phone pic)

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Hawser…Bowser?

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Pattern: Hawser by Jared Flood.

BT Fall 2014

Yarn: Quince & Co. Lark (Camel)

Hi all! I finished my most recent sweater two weekends ago.  I actually posted the yarn for it here. So I started it in November and knit it on and off – which is why it took me so long! Also, It had been knit for a long time, and I was very afraid to seam it for at least a month. One day, a week day I had off work, I decided to buckle down and do it. And it turned out wonderfully, except the sleeves were about 4″ too long. Why? Well. I knew the shoulders were dropped, but I didn’t know HOW dropped they would end up. That day, I ended up doing some surgery and cutting the few inches off and frogging back. I then re-knit the cuffs and bound off. However, everything turned out and now I have a new sweater. Also, Quince & Co. Lark is an excellent yarn to work with. I highly recommend it.

I also finished some socks two weekends ago, but I haven’t taken pictures, yet. And of course I wore them already so now I have to wash them again before I can do that. This weekend it will be done.

Lastly, I’m super excited because I just got some yarn in the mail today. It made it all the way from the Faroe Islands. I absolutely love it. It’s going to be Sólja by Anna Maltz. I JUST CAN’T WAIT TO KNIT IT.

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PS: I also got a 6 month subscription to sweetgeorgia sock yarn for Valentines day from Alex. So anticipate a lot more socks in the future.

Pom Pom Quarterly: Fika

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I’m just so happy that I can finally announce some HUGE news. My pattern Fika will be featured Pom Pom Quarterly Issue 12. Here is the preview for the spring issue. I was inspired by a classic, athletic sock shape that would prevent nasty blisters on the first hike of spring. These socks are minimalistic and are meant to convey a fresh spring vibe, making them a wardrobe staple.

The socks are knit from the leg down and feature a 1×1 twisted rib cuff and band heel. A bump of stitches in a contrasting color across the toes mimics a seam and is created using a short row.

I am absolutely honored to be able to contribute to such a lovely, esteemed publication. Every time I receive an issue, I read it cover-to-cover and thoroughly enjoy every last page. You can subscribe here.

Stitch Block Cowl & Project Update

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Pattern: Stitch Block Cowl by Purl Soho

Yarn: Mirasol Llama Una (100% baby llama)

You guys, I’m so happy this is finally done. I felt like I was knitting it forever. It may have been all of the knit-one-into-the-row-belows. Anyway, the patterns were a lot of fun to see develop and the yarn is super soft. I’ll be wearing this one a lot.

Other news? Well, my husband and I bought and moved into our first home! I’m trying to be pretty vigilant about cleaning, which means a little less time knitting. We love it so much. It’s a 1920s bungalow that was renovated in the last 10 years with lovely original woodwork and crystal doorknobs. No idea how we got so lucky, but we’re very grateful. We’ve been buying loads of furniture to match the style of the house and are waiting for the delivery of our new couch and bed. Otherwise, I think we’re done buying for a while. I’d really like to knit some intricate cabled pillow covers for the new couch once we get it, maybe out of some O-Wool Balance.

Below is the progress on Hawser. I actually knit the whole body before I started the Stitch Block Cowl, but Hawser and I just needed a break for a while. It’s knit in a slightly larger gauge and I needed an in-between size, so math really helped me out with this one. I just finished the first sleeve last night and would like to finish the other by the end of the week so I can block and seam over the weekend. We’ll see.

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