Update on Operation Sock Drawer 2017 and Other Projects

Hello!  I hope everyone’s had a good February!  I’ve been super busy so far this semester.  I may have over-committed a bit and signed up for too many classes, but I think I’ll be able to balance everything!  I also had a very successful doctor’s appointment on Friday.  All my blood work came out great, and a huge improvement over my levels from the summer.  I’m definitely feeling better too.

I’ve finished my January and February socks already!

I started a pair of Rumpelstiltskin socks that’ll be my March socks, but I haven’t gotten very far in them yet.  I’m doing them in a really pretty bright pink, Knit Picks Hawthorne (do I use anything else?) in Parkrose.

In much more exciting news, I finally finished my Colorblock Sweater!  I started it more than a year ago, got about 85% of it done, and then promptly forgot about it at the bottom of my WIP pile.  I dug it out and finished off the body and final sleeve last week!

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The yarn is Berroco Lustra, which has since been discontinued (that’s how I know I’ve been ignoring it for too long!).  I wouldn’t use this for a sweater again since it sheds.  It also splits a lot and I don’t know how sturdy it will wear.  Despite this, I’m very excited and I’ve been wearing it a ton.

I also have a TON of yarn left over, so I’ll be churning out a bunch of quick hats to get rid of it all.

I’ve also been doing a little work on my Laurel cardigan, just a few rows here and there, but I really need to dig in and make some progress on this project.  I’d really like to get it done before the end of the semester, but I’ve been so slow on it that I don’t know if that’ll happen.  It’s just easier to work on a small, portable sock than a huge, heavy sweater-jacket.

Finally, I’ve been working on an asymmetrical shawl called Chasing Blizzard.  It’s a pretty new pattern and I’m enjoying it a lot!  I’m using two skeins of Artyarns Ensemble Light, which is by leaps and bounds the most expensive yarn I’ve ever bought, but it’s so, so soft and warm.

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This photo definitely isn’t 100% true to color, but it’s close!

What have you guys been working on?  If you’ve had any New Year’s Resolutions, have you been able to keep them?  Do you have any fun plans for the next week or two?

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Author: Katherine

Knitter, geology student, fashion enthusiast

4 thoughts on “Update on Operation Sock Drawer 2017 and Other Projects”

  1. Wow! Your knitting is fabulous! I love the shawl pattern and yarn. So pretty! Thanks for the blog follow too! I’m just about to leave for Paris for 3 weeks so I’m gathering up yarn & needles for projects. I have a house in Miami and just spent 2 months ther with my daughter who is in her senior year at college. She rode hunter jumper for the equestrian team and we drove to 3 horse Show weekends while I was there. I got a lot of knitting done on those drives. I’ve finished 3 baby blankets, a hat and started some socks. I hope to get a baby surplice done while there. And maybe I’ll work on the socks!

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      1. I’ve been 6-7 times and I’ve already done all the tourist stuff. My daughter lives there and her baby just turned 2. So I’m going to see them mostly but we will take a few day trips, Normany seaside and Loire Valley. But mostly I go to organic farm markets, cook little dinners, wander the streets and we always go on a “Lemon Tart Crawl”. I also love this one street that has shops the spill out onto the walk only street. There’s one yarn shop I always buy yarn at. And one toy store with amazing wooden French toys. There’s a crepe maker who makes them right outside on the street anyway you want. Honey shops, flower shops, fruit stalls, chocolate shops, there’s so much to see. I’m staying at an apartment near one of the most adorable parks with a merry-go-round.

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