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Personal knitting challenge – knit 5 pairs of socks in two months!

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This is the first sock in an adventure I hope to complete successfully. I’ve decided to make a pair of socks for each one of my bridesmaids. The wedding is September 24th. I completed the very first sock – not the first pair, just the first sock, this Monday, July 18th. Can I do it? I think so, it just depends on if I keep my motivation.

Details for this first pair of socks:
Pattern: Waterfall Socks by Wendy of Wendy Knits
Yarn: Knitpicks Stroll Tonal in colorway “Summer Blooms”
Needles: Size 0 Susan Bates bamboo double pointed needles, but on the second sock I’m trying the socks on two circulars method with some Addi Turbos.

At first I was going to knit all the socks in the same pattern, but I think that for my sanity and to increase the chances of my completing all the gifts, I’m going to pick a different pattern for each pair. I’m notorious for promising knitted items to people and then taking over a year (or three) to complete them.

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Summer spinning, knitting

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What have I been up to?

I’ve been spinning…

Handspun falkland wool yarn

Chevalier singles 1

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And knitting!

Fern cowl

The cowl still needs blocking and probably a photo of me modeling it. The pink yarn is bamboo fiber, my first time spinning something other than wool or alpaca. It was a learning curve for sure! I have 8 more ounces of the same fiber to spin up soonish. The other yarn and singles are fiber from FatCatKnits.com. Lovely colorways! I love spinning dyed rovings to see how the colors are going to interact once the yarn is plied. Always a surprise and always interesting.

Written by nikkinbird

July 13, 2011 at 1:10 pm

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