So far, progress is being made on this sock that I posted last week. If it were for me, it would be too snug at the cuff. (And if I were to work at this gauge and in this yarn, I would use a much more stretchy cast on and possibly stick in an extra pattern repeat or two.) However, it’s for my mother and I think it’s going to just work out. I’m about 2″ from finishing it and then onto the next one. I am absolutely loving my yarn and pattern choice for this one; I keep stopping to admire my work and how it’s coming out. That’s one of the more enjoyable reasons to be slow going. 🙂
Friday can always use some pictures, amirite, kittens? I had two choices for my January FOs: I could post them all in one large post or break them up. For the sake of blogging material, I’ve chosen the latter. Hey, I have to have content one way or the other, right? (And realistically, I do not see myself having an FO for at least another week–maybe even two. I have several things on needles; none will be finished soon.) Anywho, you came here to see pictures not read my silly blog-keeping musings, yes?
Kittens, the part last blog post where I said I had finally finished up 2011’s FOs…? Well, I unintentionally lied. There is one more that I had forgotten to photograph.
I’m so glad I used this yarn finally! For my birthday in 2009, my MIL sent me some yarn as a gift. Neither was really my thing, but it’s the thought that counts. The gesture was sweet and I appreciated that she remembered my short lived love affair with TOFUtsies. The first yarn was some rather ugly sock weight appropriately named “Clown.” Well, when working with it I learned that I react to really dark blue/navy colored dye. Every time I tried to knit the socks, the parts of my hands that touched the yarn would go numb, then tingle, itch, and swell. Around the same time I was working with some beautiful dark blue Malabrigo for The Boy and found the same thing happened with that knit. I shall knit with navy blue no more forever, kittens. It is not meant to be. But back on track. I was also given this sort of “harvest colored” TOFUtsies, which I didn’t think was ugly. It just wasn’t my colors. So it sat in stash and marinated for two and a half years before it occurred to me: I could try it out as another Lacy Baktus! I know it’s an instagram photo with a color filter on it so it’s hard to see, but I think it turned out pretty well. The yarn made lovely stripes and didn’t end up pooling and looking like clown barf. So I’d call it a win. And over the last two years, similar color combinations have started to grow on me.