Enough of that. Now, some knitting. First, I have the dishcloths I knit for my bride-to-be friend, Dana:
I have no idea if they will match her kitchen, but they are pretty anyway. They were knit with some Sugar N' Cream. Of course, I had to knit a Ballband Dishcloth, as it is my favorite one to knit. The all blue one is a pattern from Knitty Gritty, and the multi-colored one is a slip stitch pattern that I just winged. Hooray for knitted bridal shower gifts.
And now, we have the Flicker Socks:
The Yarn: Louet Gems in Willow (of course, purchased from The Loopy Ewe)
The Pattern: Flicker by Cookie A. An excellent pattern. I actually was able to memorize most of the lace chart, and the pattern was very easy to read and understand.
The Needles: Size 2. The standard sock needles in the sock knitting life o' me.
The Verdict: These socks are awesome. I am putting this pattern up there with Jaywalker and Broadripple. I want more Flicker Socks!
I have started on another pair of socks--the vacation socks! I cast on with the Cherry Tree Hill yarn in the Cabin Fever colorway. I am going to try toe-up again. My first completed toe-up socks turned out ok, and I want to get better at it. I am going to be keeping it simple this time and maybe the next pair I will be ready to incorporate an actual pattern. Anyway, the point is not that I am making toe up socks, is that they are the vacation socks! Wednesday we leave for the Smoky Mountains. There are 11 of us going to stay in a giant fancy cabin and much fun will be had. There will be beer, there will be hiking and there will be white water rafting. Hell yes!
I was hoping to dye some yarn for the Etsy shop before going on vacation, but that did not happen. You may be saying, "but why, Jen? Why didn't you dye any yarn when all you did on Sunday was sleep and knit and watch Lifetime?" I will tell you--I am scared of the mouse that moved into the kitchen. How you can live in a second floor apartment that is clean in the middle of the summer and have a mouse is a mystery to me. We saw the mouse too. He is not afraid of people either. Gross.
I named him Norbert.
Happy knitting and see you on Ravelry! :)