First, an FO! I am the only morning person in my family. I love being the first one up. Especially on Sunday mornings when we don't have plans, I enjoy knitting while the house is still quiet. I take my cup of coffee into the living room where the morning sun is coming in the window and pick up my current WIP. Yesterday, I did just that and finally finished these:
Pattern: Jaywalker Socks by Grumperina
Yarn: 2 skeins of Lorna's Lace Shepherd Sock in the Motherlode colorway
Now I have my US 1 needles free for the next pair of socks which will be Sunday Swing, by Krystel Nyberg, from the Summer 2009 Knitty. I like how Grumperina's version of this pattern came out, and plan on using her modifications. Angie and I are going to have our own mini-knit-along. Does anyone else want to join in?
The new Twist Collective is up. I've just had a chance to skim over the new patterns and so far my favorite is this sweater. The pattern, by Carol Sunday of Sunday Knits, is written for yarn from her own line of yarns. Each of her 4 yarns comes in the same 2 weights, so they are interchangeable in her patterns, and they come in a beautiful range of colors. Last year I knit her Sunday Scarf. She provided great customer service when I bought the kit from her, and her pattern was well written. I have a feeling Kelmscott will be jumping ahead of some other items in my Ravelry queue.
I'm still working on yarn dyeing with the mushrooms. More about that tomorrow.