Woo hoo! Finished a pair of socks in under a month! Bellatrix is done!
Still have all praise for the Knit Picks Gloss. I wore these for a little bit before I went to sleep last night and they were nice and cozy and cushy. Not machine washable, but I’ll get over it. I still have quite a bit left over, which made my grind my teeth a bit over my continued inability to use up yarn.
Moving on from the yarn, these socks are hot. Like, super hot. I felt hot just wearing them. I’m definitely seeing them worn with a skirt, but maybe not with the heels I wore in the picture. Too much? I dunno. I just really really like them and would hate to only ever hide them under jeans. and sneakers.
I also gave in to a bit of that starter madness I talked about last time. I’m justifying it as some “color therapy” after working with so much black yarn. I’m now working on a My So Called Scarf in this lovely Malabrigo to my right (the colorway is Curacao, which, when left to my own devices, I try to put in to every alcoholic bverage I make. everything is better in blue).
The project that threatens to take time away from it, though, is a hat that is basically everything that I want from a hat. Texture. Warmth. Uniqueness. Ability to use blue yarn. The Sea Urchin Hat from Craftster. It looks *amazing* on the original maker, and I’m hoping for even a bit of that sucess. It’s a great looking hat, but I hadn’t reaslized what that cool stitch pattern was until I started making it. It’s seed stitch ribbing. Seed Stitch. Ribbing. Ribbing that is also seed stitch. I don’t know what it is about this that is blowing my mind, but consider it blown. I’m using old bright blue Cascade 220 double stranded, even going so far as to frog a really ugly project to get the yarn. I know it ought to be in green for the whole “sea urchin” theme…but I want an enormous blue beret. Is that so wrong?