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Eowyn Socks

Posted by Andi on October 10, 2015

Eowyn Socks//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js
Pattern: Eowyn Socks by Claire Ellen
Yarn: Leading Men Fiber Arts Show Stealer in Spritely Endeavors, .7 skein (304.5 yards)
Needles: US 1
Date started: July 24, 2015
Date completed: October 3, 2015

These socks took me a long time, not because they were difficult, but because I lost my motivation. I don’t know why I lost my motivation. There was a point in about late-August and September when I was really motivated to knit, but not really motivated to knit on most of my WIPs. The reason I finished the Haruni shawl so quickly was because I was actually enjoying knitting it.

Once I got back into these socks I really enjoyed finishing them. The second sock was much easier to knit than the first sock because I understood the pattern more. The second sock was more intuitive than the first sock. Makes sense. Once I picked the second sock back up, I finished it pretty quickly.

Can I say how much I love this yarn? This is the first sock yarn I have used that has some cashmere in it. It was so soft and nice to knit with. I can’t wait to wear them, though I fear they will spoil me!!

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I’m still here!

Posted by Andi on October 2, 2015

Wow, it has been over a month since I posted! I didn’t realize it had been so long. I was extremely busy for two of those weeks. I figured I would post when that was over, but I guess I didn’t.

Despite my silence I have been knitting. I finished two gifts for a friend who just had a baby, which I can’t post about yet because I’m waiting for confirmation that she received them (which I got when writing this post, so a new post about those gifts will be coming). I knit a couple of hexipuffs because my project bag was getting too full of new yarns. But I do have one finished object I can show.

Haruni, blocked and ready to go #knitting//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js
Pattern: Haruni by Emily Ross
Yarn: Briar Rose Fibers Sea Pearl in Orange Sherbet, .81 skeins (443.1 yards – this was not a standard size skein)
Needles: US 3
Date started: August 10, 2015
Date completed: September 13, 2015

This was such a fun knit. Seriously. I really, really enjoyed knitting this. It seems intricate, but once I did a few repeats it was so easy. This would make a great second lace knitting project for a beginner knitter. The only reason why I say a second project is because it might be easier to start a shawl that it stockinette at the top with just a little lace at the bottom – then jump into this. I seriously love this.

I knit the same size the pattern is written for, because I feared I would run out of yarn. It turned out I had a lot left over, and I probably could have done another repeat. Right now it’s a shawlette, but I would love to have bigger one as well.

The photo doesn’t do the yarn justice. I was focusing more on getting as much of the shawl as possible in the picture instead of trying to get the color right. It’s a tonal yarn that has a bit of a beige/gold color. The yarn was delightful to knit with, and I highly recommend it.

Expect a few more posts to come up in the near future. I finally have some content! I have some baby gifts to post about, yarn acquisitions, hexipuffs, and more.

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