Stash addition

After realizing that I didn’t want to knit another pair of blue socks (for now), I took advantage of LoveCraft’s yarn sale last week and added 10 balls of Schachenmayr Regia 4-Ply sock yarn to my stash.  I didn’t feel too guilty over this purchase as I’ve been using stash yarn so far this year.  Plus my mental health needed a new-yarn boost!

The yarn arrived in this lovely mesh-type drawstring bag.Regia sock yarns from LoveCraft

First up is a rich-colored yarn twisted with deeper tones in the Indian Night colorway.Regia sock yarn in Indian Night

Next is Spot Graphite, a dark grey heathered yarn with an inch or two of brighter colors here and there that will create spots of color instead of stripes.  I hope.Regia sock yarn Spot Graphite

Finally, we have Anthrazit Tweed similar to the above grey with tweed flecks.Regia 4-ply sock yarn Anthrazit Tweed

I think all three colorways of this yarn will blend nicely with each other so I can mix and match as needed.Regia 4-ply sock yarn

I will be casting on another pair of socks as soon as I finished the Luminary sock #2!

What are you working on or looking forward to?

Patti

Luminary part 1

I finally figured out why it has taken me nearly two months to knit one sock.  I’m tired of knitting with blue yarn.  Well, I think that’s the reason other than I’ve just not been feeling quite like myself for the past several months.

I do like all colors but after knitting five socks (here and here ) in the same color family I’m feeling a bit, um, blue.Luminary sock

Here is one 99% finished Lunimary sock from The Handmade Sock Society season 3.  The fifth sock pattern in this series was just delivered to my inbox last week so I’ve got some catching up to do!  I got behind with knitting this season’s socks when I was working on my S-I-Ls ruana and sewing face masks.Luminary sock close-up

Stash diving was good but the stash will increase within the next week or so with some grey/charcoal fingering yarn.  Perfect for socks that I will actually wear in public.

So I’ll be trudging along with the second sock to complete this pair then on to something else in a not so blue color family.

What’s up?

I hope you’re enjoying your Memorial Day 🇺🇸 celebrations in the USA today.  Or it’s just another Monday where you live and you can enjoy it as well.

Too much time and not enough motivation.

We are getting our deck boards replaced…hopefully this project will begin this week.  If the contractor doesn’t call this week, I will raise some 💩!

I had to rip back 12 rows of the Luminary socks I started as I screwed up the pattern.  Back on track now.

I need to replace the cushion covers on our porch furniture.  The closest IKEA is not opened yet and I’m NOT paying $200 for shipping!  I also don’t want to make new covers.

So I’m just not motivated to do much.

How about you?  Motivated?

The first sock

Are you tired of reading about my socks?  Well, this is about the first sock in Season 3 of The Handmade Sock Society series: Luminary.Photo of Luminary socks THSS Season 3

I cast on as soon as I finished the previous season sock, Dorsal, using some reclaimed yarn from another project.

The variegated yarn was pooling on the cuff but I persevered for another 15-18 rows before I ripped it all out.

This yarn is not for this pattern.  The interesting texture stitches got lost between the light and dark shades so it’s back in my stash.  Again.

Enter Knit Picks Stroll in the Inverness colorway, “composed of deep navy, forest green, dark anthracite, and with a pop of celestial blue.”  It’s been in my stash for a couple of years begging to be seen.  I’m sure this one is “the one.”

And it better be as Helen has just released the third sock in the series.  I am so behind!

I almost forgot…Happy Birthday to my favorite daughter! I love you!!❤️😘💕