Finished Things That Are Still Not Finished
Today's big event will be working on the second sleeve. I feel like I might be able to get it done since these sleeves are really pretty quick. Then I can devote all my energy to finding the perfect bands for the buttons and neck of this sweater. If it doesn't warm up around here soon, I might need this for MDS&W!
In other things that are finished but not finished, I got the foot done and all the toe decreases worked on my first Twisted Flower Sock. As you can see above, all I have left to do here is Kitchener Stitch the toe closed and knit a second sock. That's when we'll find out if the notes I made about the changes I made to the pattern on the first sock are clear enough to repeat for the second sock. It's always an adventure around here!
Finally, I don't know if I'll be blogging tomorrow (how many sleeves and pink sock parts can you really handle?). In addition to working on the second sleeve and possibly starting a new sock, I have some ideas for some new patterns. One of them is potentially Mystery Stole 3 - no, I don't know when it will start, no I don't have a group set up for it, no I don't know what the yardage needed will be or anything else yet. I promise that I will let you all know just as soon as I know though - sound good?
The second idea is for a very simple stole, possibly ideal for a first lace project, and I'm trying to come up with something that works up pretty quickly. I periodically get an email from people who have an event/gift/some occasion in 3-5 weeks and want to know if one of my shawl patterns is doable in that time frame. My plan with this second design is to come up with something simple that uses great yarn and is doable in a very short time frame. Oh, and one other teaser, every time I sit down to doodle ideas and put patterns together, Jimmy Buffet's Margaritaville is going through my head.
And now its going through your head too!