Here is what I have been working on!
I got the yarn below in my monthly Yarnbox subscription. It is not something I would ever purchase for myself (although it's lovely). I started a simple seed cowl in wide stripes for this yarn. I have made more progress since the below picture. I really need to pick this project up again and work on it some more.
Yarn credit: Artyarns
I have a ton of leftover sock yarn and a couple of projects bookmarked so I decided to start on them. This project is going to be one of those that takes YEARS to complete. See that cute little hexipuff below? The project that I am working on requires that you knit 384 of them.
How cute are these? They take about 45 minutes to knit and I love that it uses scrap yarn and not some special skein. I have completed about 12 so far. Only 370 something left! When complete, these will all be attached and made into a Bee Keepers Quilt. Picture a huge honeycomb blanket.
I ordered the yarn below from my favorite online store, Yarn.com. The yarn on the left will be socks (of course), probably as Christmas presents for little boys that I know. The yarn in the center is one I have had my eye on since someone posted it on Instagram. It is discontinued so I had to buy a skein before it was too late. I made a beautiful cabled hat with it (see below). The yarn on the right is a bulky yarn I picked up for some slipper socks.
Yarn credit: Plymouth Yarn, Madelinetosh and Berroco.
Here are the completed slipper socks. And the hat on the right is another bow hat someone asked me to make them. I think that is my sixth one I have made.
Is there anything cuter than tiny baby socks? I don't think so.
Yarn credit: Plymouth Yarns
I have an obsession with socks. I love how yarn self stripes. I am always on the lookout for fun colors. I bought this yarn because the picture online looked like they would make great Christmas socks. Not so much, but they are fun anyways.
Do you know what I love most about socks with self stripes? That they don't match. I know some knitters make a point to start the yarn in the same place so they have a matching pair. Clearly, I don't do this and it's better that way. A couple of people have posted on my Facebook that their OCD couldn't handle it. Oh well, I won't knit you a pair than!
Yarn credit: Berroco
This yarn was originally for another project, but I lost steam. They were very time consuming faux argyle socks and I just couldn't finish them. That sock got frogged and made into a simple sock. This yarn is amazing! It's made out of bamboo silk and worsted wool. So soft! I started on the other sock but haven't finished yet.
Yarn credit: Crystal Palace Yarns, Panda Silk
Here is the finished matching pair of my crazy Electric Kool Aid Acid Test socks. I love them. This pair is staying with me.
I have to confess that I figured out that my gauge was off on my sock knitting. I corrected the problem but boy, I wish I had figured that out sooner. It would have saved me from too big socks.
Yarn Credit: Blue Moon Fiber Arts Socks that Rock
Here is the finished cabled hat that I used with my discontinued, coveted yarn.
Pattern: Ryland's Cabled Hat
Yarn Credit: Madelinetosh
This hat will be for my sister for Christmas. She already knows, so it isn't a surprise.
My husband needed a new beanie so I used a skein I had on hand. I think this took me three whole hours to knit.
Yarn Credit: Lion Brand
That is it for now. Of course, I have a huge project list that I want to do, but what knitter doesn't? I have sweaters I want to complete for Christmas, more hats for my boys, more socks......The list is never ending!