Duo of Finished Objects

August 5, 2018

I try not to set too many knitting goals for myself, but sometimes a knitter has to do what she has to do. And I must admit that I’m quite pleased to have achieved my vacation knitting goal of completing two projects.

Since they had a true deadline — birthdays are exact dates after all — the Monkey Socks were my top priority. A couple of people have asked about the significance of the name. The simple truth is that it’s the name of the pattern by Cookie, available on Ravelry and on Knitty.

On the 26th and final repeat of the 11 row pattern, I finally committed it to memory. A relatively quick toe shaping and seaming and then into a pot of sudsy water.

They dried quickly in the sunshine and were tucked away for the birthday girl.

Yarn is Flying Finn Yarns one-of-a-kind (OOAK) that I bought at J.P. Knit & Stitch’s reopening a few months ago. I just love the subtle color variations.

At that point there was no way to avoid the Sunshine Coast sweater anymore. As I explained earlier, I had a bit of an emotional hurdle to overcome on that one. But finish I did, and I’m delighted to report that I’m delighted with the final product.

On the ferry back to the mainland, I started my next project, a Baby Vertebrae frontless cardigan for a friend’s baby-to-be, who’s expected to make an appearance in early September.

baby-vertebrae-ferry

Since I’ve now got only one WIP, I feel free to cast on something else. I’ve got time, right? Unlike birthdays, baby due dates aren’t exact — until they become birthdays, of course!

 

 

 

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3 Responses to “Duo of Finished Objects”

  1. Verónica Says:

    I enjoyed knitting the monkey socks pattern and yours came out lovely. Nice light sweater too!

    Like

  2. Patrick Dober Says:

    Congrats on the two goals completed!

    I can testify that the sweater looks really, really great on its knitter.

    On Sun, Aug 5, 2018 at 8:04 AM, Saltwater Hill Knits wrote:

    > saltwaterhillknits posted: “I try not to set too many knitting goals for > myself, but sometimes a knitter has to do what she has to do. And I must > admit that I’m quite pleased to have achieved my vacation knitting goal of > completing two projects. Since they had a true deadline — bi” >

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