Here are my latest socks made with Regia Landscape “Earth”. They were done 2 at a time on 2 circulars. I again bought my yarn from KiwiJames’ new website.
I have four commandments in my knitting universe:
1. I shall have absolutely no stash. Any left-over yarns are given away.
2. I shall have no projects in the queue. I don’t buy yarns and patterns to have waiting until I’ve finished my current project.
3. I shall have no UFO’s. Any project which is begun will be finished (no matter how awful it ends up being).
4. I shall have only one project on the needles at the same time.
So far, these have served me well. But, now I find it’s time to break the commandments and all because of my addiction to stranded knitting.
First, I am saving all the Shetland knitting wools which are left-over from my stranded knitting. I am going to challenge myself beyond all hope and design my own colour jumper.
Second, I love to pick up my knitting in the odd spare moment. I’m not a fast knitter but I’m a dedicated knitter and if I utilize down-time during the day I can get much knitting accomplished. But, I find that stranded knitting doesn’t lend itself easily to being picked up, a bit knitted and then put down again. Those of you who do stranded knitting will understand how much effort is involved to pick up the two different colour strands, find the place in the pattern, correlate it to the stitches on the needle, get the pattern into one’s head and once all this has been done, there is only a small amount of time to knit and then it’s time got to get back to whatever is happening (cooking, guests, work clients, etc). So, I’ve decided to keep a second project going which is a pair of socks. I can pick up and put down socks very easily as they require little concentration. This also works when I’m watching a DVD or visiting with guests.
So, now I’ve got a lovely Fairisle jumper on the needles and a second project of socks in progress, too. So far, this past month I’ve been able to make progress on the jumper and do 2 pairs of socks. I think this transgression of the commandments won’t send me straight to Hell but rather has taken me to a higher Knitting Heaven.