Last week, I excitedly bound off my Fenimore Hat and I’ve shared this already with the yarnies on Twitter and Ravelry, but I am completely in love. It’s no surprise that Jared Flood has done it again with an entrancing and engaging pattern. The cables intertwine in a basketweave fashion that leads into pretty little star patterns at the crown. The cables are much less challenging to execute than they appear, and the texture shows off the subtle tonal variegation in the yarn. I’m in love and can see myself knitting more of these in the future.
And last night, I finished something that I’ve had much less love for – my first sock. I can’t explain it. I can’t blame the pattern, and I did feel like a bit of a magician when I turned my first heel. I think the yarn and I aren’t getting along too well – it has no spring and tends to be a little splitty for me, as I’m a pretty tight knitter. Nonetheless, my sock ennui vanished when I realized I had to simply close the toe to bind off this vanilla sock. Let’s hope I’m inspired to knit the second one, so my poor mother will finally have the pair of socks I promised her months ago.
Now, I’m fighting a tiny bout of startitis so I can make more progress on two sweaters on the needles. And I’ll be starting a third in a few day with this gorgeous Madelinetosh yarn, which unfortunately is photographing more purple than blue in the skein.
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