Friday, June 14, 2013

Just a toe-to-go

and that's it for this pair of socks...
why does it take so long to get those last few rows knit before starting the toe increases? Notice my new sock bag in the background? That's "Green Eggs n Ham" from Girl Cave Bags. She usually updates her shop on Sunday evenings and she has such cute bags.

I've knit a couple swatches this week and came up with the proper needle size so I can get started on my Lemongrass.

First swatch...
better swatch...I'm getting 14 sts in 4" with a 10.5 needle and my target was 13 so I'm close enough for a sweater that was designed with 8" of positive ease. 
The big ole ball of yarn I'll be starting with...
it's 500 yds of Aran weight merino/alpaca/silk from Yarn Hollow. The color is called Chocolate Truffle. If you biggie-size the photo you can see all the pretty colors hiding in that brown. I'm telling myself that I have to finish the sock and the beaded cowl before I can start this project. I don't want to be distracted :)  I'll let you know how that goes.

Go check out the other creative peeps that participate in Fiber Arts Friday, Creative Friday and Tami's Amis. I always find something fun on those group posts.

And to continue with the general color theme of this post here's LittleDog lounging around the house...

Pay no attention to the crazy lady's stash of dog food bags...she claims she's going to make tote bags with them...mmm, yeah.

9 comments:

WonderWhyGal said...

I always feel better once I get past that heel. Why didn't you warn me sock knitting was so addictive (maybe you did and I ignored it)

I can't wait to see your Lemongrass form.

katie metzroth said...

ohhhhh. I think your Lemongrass is going to be amazing! That is one big basll o' yarn! Can't wait to see it! and what a cute pup. :)

Vivian said...

Dog food bag tote? Sounds interesting!

Look forward to seeing your Lemongrass come into shape, the cables are going to be so much fun.

Word Lily said...

I think the end of the (top-down) foot goes so slowly because we THINK it's so close to the end and should go so quickly. Either that or because we stop and measure so often.

Dina said...

That is a GIANT ball of yarn!!!

Carol said...

Looking forward to seeing the progress of your Lemongrass sweater. Interesting pattern!

Yarn Changer said...

That is a huge ball of yarn. Good lock with the socks.

Nichole Burke said...

Happy belated FaF! Some great WIP's going on there...

Kathryn Ray said...

I love that giant ball of brown yarn... but then, I'm a brown sort of girl. ;-)