Here are a few things I was working on this past week:
First, I got some new yarn from Blue Moon (this is "Twisted" in Lagoon). I love this color-way, but I've had the dickens of a time getting these gloves sized right. I ended up ripping them out and starting over about 3 times. Finally, I've just left them as is and am calling them a size Adult Small or Child Large.
Also in Blue Moon yarn (this time "Socks that Rock"), this is one of the simple ribbed socks that I designed for an "easy" pattern for my monthly sock club. The pattern this month is a real doozey, so my less experienced members wanted an easy pattern too.
These are several pairs of my "Freya Gauntlets" in progress. The green ones are Berroco Vintage, the rest are Knit Picks Andean Silk.
Knit up two pairs of Montmartre last week too - sorry the picture is so terribly blurry.. The beige ones are knit in Berroco Vintage, and the blue ones are Knit Picks Capra
At the beginning of the year, I was THIIIIIS close (imagine my thumb and pointer finger squeezing a mere centimeter apart) to signing up for the Socks that Rock sock club. Cookie A is one of their designers (and one of my designer idols. But after only completing 2 of the 6 projects from the knit-along club I joined last year, I couldn't quite stomach the $280 price tag of the sock club. To make up for the disappointment of missing out, I bought Cookies' new book "knit. sock. love." and it is AWESOME.
I started the infamous "monkey socks" and I can't put them down!!!! I'll knit a repeat of the pattern on each sock, then go back to market knitting. But all the while I'm thinking about the monkeys. :) I'm using Knit Picks Felici (Afternoon colorway) for them.