No Harm in Yarn

Can't we all just knit along?


Bee Sweet

I'm not dead. I'm designing a pair of socks for Ravelry's Sock Knitters Anonymous June Sockdown project. They're taking forever. Everything has to be just right, you see (My husband claims this is one of my less endearing traits. What?). So I knit, then I frog. Then I knit, and then I frog. Finally, I'm nearing the toe and I'm satisfied with the design. That means pictures!

Bee Sweet Bee Detail
Bee Sweet Sock in Progress

"Pay no attention to the dog hair behind the curtain." ( or, on the sofa. Well, it's on the curtain too). I dyed the yarn so that I wouldn't have to go out and buy 4 full skeins of different shades, and I really wanted the bees to be a variegated yellow for dimension (control freak).
I knit a picot cuff, did the bees in intarsia (my first real attempt), placed little lace "beehives" between the bees, and knit a honeycomb pattern over the body of the sock. The honeycomb pattern is basically a rib, so the socks are "clingy" too. I like a clingy sock.
I plan on publishing the pattern at some point, but I should really finish knitting them first.
I'll keep you posted!


Jack Sparrow's Favorite Socks

I love Jack Sparrow, but I'm sure that if he did own a pair of socks, they would be really smelly. You know with all of the sea water and stuff. Anyhow, I have some new favorites:

Capt. Jack Sparrow's Detail

Capt. Jack Sparrow's Socks

These are the Jack Sparrow's Favorite Socks knit in Knit Picks Risata. If you haven't tried this yarn, and aren't a fan of "cotton" sock yarns, you're missing out. It makes awesomely cushy socks that wash and wear very well. What can I say? I'm a big fan. Savvy?


Myrtle and a Bunny

I finally finished the Myrtle Leaf Shawl from VLT.

Myrtle Leaf Shawl Detail
Myrtle Leaf Shawl
Myrtle Leaf Shawl
Myrtle Leaf Shawl
I kept putting it down for other stuff, but it really isn't a difficult knit. I used Knit Picks Shadow in Oregon Coast(I love this yarn) and 6US needles. I will never get over how lace transforms once you block it.

I also had a fuzzy little visitor in the yard.

Bun Bun with Rose Bush for Scale
Bun Bun

I was hoping it would stay, but the neighbors kids make me wanna run away, so...