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Pattern: Colorful Wristers by Mercedes Tarasovich-Clark

Yarn: Knit Picks Imagination Hand Painted Sock Yarn in Mermaid Lagoon

Needles: US1.5/2.5mm

I was pretty close; it took a little over an hour altogether to get both thumbs knit up and the ends woven in. I can’t wait to give them to my best friend. She’s so sweet that she’d oooh and aaaah over anything I gave her, but the whole time I was knitting these I kept thinking how “her” they were and I hope she agrees!

I lengthened the cuffs to 6″ but other than that stuck to the pattern. Also while knitting these, I planned a pair for myself in some purple stash yarn, with a  Sockhead Hat using the 3×2 rib so they’d match. But due to a recent windfall of VISA gift cards, last night I ended up ordering some Shibui sock yarn to make these fingerless mitts instead. Why I think that that precludes the previously planned pair, (Ha! I love you, alliteration!) I do not know…

I’m still knitting on the blanket a bit but progress has significantly slowed. So this week I picked up another languishing WIP, the Noro Striped Scarf.

I’m so close to finishing it, and is my goal for tonight. I have approximately 5 hours before I have to leave to pick J up from the airport (lucky duck got to go to San Antonio for work while it’s been freezing in Omaha this week, and it snowed today. Boo.) and I have no purse project going right now so chances are fairly good I’ll also be casting on a pair of socks.

Speaking of socks, I finished the pair I designed for J. I’m super pleased with how they came out, but less so with my ability to take a decent picture of them.

This has kind of thrown a damper on my excitement to work up the pattern. However, I think it’s a pretty decent pattern for variegated yarn, and I have a skein (only my second ever!) of Socks That Rock that I might use to make myself a pair. I’m a much more willing handknit model than J is, so maybe there will be hope of a decent picture with those.

Pattern: I’ve taken to calling these the Zigzagular Socks

Yarn: Cascade Yarns Heritage 150 in 9876 Olympic Forest

Needles: US2/2.75mm

I’m always on the lookout for a pattern that puts variegated yarn to good use, because although I love it in the skein I don’t generally care for it knitted up. Stockinette socks are good, but get so freaking boring, especially in a man-sized sock (although I’m lucky that J has relatively small feet for a dude). I think this jazzes things up a bit while still letting the yarn shine.

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