I’ve been kinda busy this week (knitting & wedding busy). And I’ve worked on a couple projects that had some firsts for me.
I decided I was going to try knitting a mug cozy. They just look so cute & I really wanted to try making one. So I searched for a few patterns on Ravelry and decided on the Diagonal Mock Cable Mug Cozy by Debbie Andriulli. I thought the stitch was kinda cool. As I was knitting it I would look at it and think, this really doesn’t look like cables, maybe I’m not doing it right. But I kept at it. And when it was done it really did look like little cables. And here is the first “first”: I was knitting with 2 strands of yarn!! LOL I’ve never done that before. It was kinda strange and a little cumbersome working with 2 skeins. I couldn’t imagine knitting with 2 strands for something big. They kept getting tangled & twisted.
When I was done knitting I searched for a button, attached it & Ta-Da…. A mug cozy!! I (a slow knitter) did this in a couple of hours! But when I tried it on my mug, it was a little big. I know the pattern said to knit with 2 strands but I think if it was done with 1 strand it would have fit much better. But, I have decided that I am going to try to invent my own little mug cozy. I have an idea in my head but I’m not exactly sure of how to do it. LOL So I may work on that this week & maybe next week I will have a creation of my own! LOL
I finished a couple more dishcloths. This time the pattern was the Double Bump Dishcloth by Missy Angus. I really liked this pattern. It was easy & quick. I think of all the dishcloth patterns I’ve done this is one of my favorites!
I also started working on another sock. Have I mentioned before how much I love knitting socks. LOL I wanted to make a short ankle sock this time & decided on the this pattern. I thought the top of the sock looked like a turtle’s shell so I have named this sock the Turtle sock. 🙂
The pattern is super vague. I read it over before starting and I didn’t really understand all the marker placing. But I decided to start it & I would figure it out when I got to that part. Well…I got to that part & still didn’t understand it so I just did my own little thing. I took notes so when I work on the second sock I don’t get lost. I don’t think I would be able to follow this pattern if I hadn’t made socks before. It’s really confusing. As I was working it & writing my notes I almost felt like I was writing my own pattern. LOL Here is my Ravelry project page for these socks & my notes so far. I’m almost ready to start decreasing for the toe & I really am lost with the pattern. It’s wanting to add more markers & I just don’t understand it. Also seems like once you are done decreasing the toe you just pull the yarn through the remaining stitches. I’ve never done it like that. I always use the Kitchner stitch to finish up my socks. Has anyone finished the toes like the pattern says? I’m curious how it comes out. I just can’t picture it in my head. I’m going to read through the decreases again & if I don’t understand it I may just do it the way I know & go from there. Anyways, here is my sock in progress. I love it!!
So here is my second “first” I think I have used my first chart for knitting!!! LOL Does this count as a chart?
Earlier this week Jann from KnitKnot Adventures asked if she could reference my post about how I just don’t get gauges…. She wrote about how she does her swatches & checks her gauge. I appreciate Jann reaching out to me & writing her post! I’m going to try my next swatch the way she does it. One of these days I will be an expert on swatches! LOL
On the wedding front, we are about a month away from the big day! My daughter had her bridal shower this past weekend! It was a lot of fun! Her Maid of Honor did a great job with the games. Everyone really enjoyed themselves.