Friday, April 17, 2015

Hopes and dreams and some comments on progress

These are a stack of my hopes and dreams. 


Clockwise starting from the top is the beautiful sherbert yarn that Dee sent me. It's Florida yarn! Next is the Harry Potter inspired colorway, Godrics Hollow. Front and center is, Mind the Gap -- London Yarn, whoo to the hoo! and then lastly is the second cake of chunky Mad Tosh for Mrs. Canada's cowl.

Here is a stitch detail of that cowl.


It's coming along, almost done -- Sunday night at the latest, but you know, it's busy over here at Chez Ellen.

I did finish the pair of neon socks from Spring Break that I put on Instagram.


Also in the wings, but not pictured. The extra yarn to finish a toddler sweater came in the mail. I'm almost finished with that too, but I will need to get some buttons, ugh. I also have started my first pair of Hermione socks, just finished 20 rows of cuff. I think I need to master knitting socks on the magic loop for any socks that require US1 needles, because Knit 1, Purl 1 on those tiny @ss dpns felt like so much more work than usual. Maybe I'm just super tired.

I will have photos of these projects soon. In the meantime, I hope you enjoy the weekend. May it bring you lots of laughs, lots of knitting and some tasty treats. :)

17 comments:

  1. Mind the Gap makes me laugh every time I see it.

    Have a great weekend.

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  3. I'm d_kissinger on Instagram.

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  4. You are my sock knitting idol! You and Dee that is. I am not knitting anymore socks, I swear! I love them but just suffer so severely from second sock syndrome I might be hospitalized if I try another pair.
    Love your yarn,
    Meredith

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  5. The potential of a pile of yarn....wonderful! The socks turned out great!

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  6. Your neon socks rock! I love your variegated yarn cakes.

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  7. Those are some NEON socks, can see the neon through the screen here, LOL! Great projects!

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  8. All are very lovely, but the Harry Potter is my favorite. Love the neon! Oh my, you won't get lost in those.

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  9. Funny you should mention the little needles and the work. I did some work on my zero needles last night....my wrist actually was acting up due to them.
    I love your NEON yarn socks. They are JUMPING off the page. I love the sherbet yarn in your waiting pile.
    Did you feel the earthquake recently in CA?

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  10. Those socks are nice and bright! I do love a pair of crazy socks!

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  11. That's a beautiful stack of yarns! Love 'em all, too. And wow, they'll see you coming in your neon socks, that's for sure. Knitting with sz. 1's makes me think of knitting on uncooked spaghetti!

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  12. Whoa- gorgeous socks!! I love them to bits. I don't know knitting on size 1 needles seems tiring me to me as well, even thought there is not much of a difference between 1's and 1.5's. I can still feel the difference.
    Beautiful hopes and dreams, Ellen!

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  13. Love all the fibery goodness, and those socks, oh, how I love those socks!

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  14. nice yarns and lovely photo of them, have fun with your projects :)

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  15. hello Ellen! your socks are beeeutiful! and i love your sock blockers :)

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  16. How did I miss this post? Those brilliant pink socks made my day!

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