This weekend was a busy football weekend for us! We had a huge college game on Saturday (UM vs UF) and the start of the NFL on Sunday. So that equals a lot of knitting time for me! I love football! Being an ex-cheerleader, football has always been part of my life ever since I can remember! Though, now-a-days I am watching from the couch with my knitting in hand! 🙂
This weekend I was able to finish the Spooky Socks! I think they came out great! The pattern I used was Vanilla Latte Socks by Virginia Rose-Jeanes. I loved the pattern. It was easy to remember & it didn’t overpower the stripes of the yarn. I used Knit Picks Felici yarn and cast on 64 stitches but I think next time I will cast on a little less, maybe 56. I think they could be a tad tighter fitting. But that is just me being super picky! I did a K3P1 for the ribbing for about an inch. I also made the leg of the sock a little longer than I normally do. I think I usually make the leg of my socks 6 inches long but I did 8 inches on these. The heel flap was done with the slip stitch rib and the toe shaping was done with the rounded wedge toe & I grafted the stitches with the Kitcheners stitch. I am sure the recipient is going to love these socks! I can’t wait to give them to her! 🙂
I also finished the 3rd dishcloth in my set of 3. I’m thinking they may be better used as washcloths instead. I may add a bar or 2 of organic vegan soap. We found a really cool place when we visited St. Augustine that had a huge variety of soaps and they ship, so I may order several from them. I think this will be a nice little gift!
I also worked on my KAL Anniversary Sharf. I think I’m almost at the halfway mark. I’m going to have to block this & I’m not exactly sure how to do that. I saw some blocking mats online & I think I may need to invest in these. Here is my progress so far. I am really enjoying this pattern! I love the way it is coming out!
Oh and I also received my order of fall candles! LOL I love getting packages in the mail! And I love fall candles!