So here is my update on what I achieved this week and the week before
Progress on my Buttinette socks: Started second sock
|Casted on number 2 of my Buttinette Socks|
I started these 2 weeks ago and only knit on the Buttinette socks >> as my "morning sock", so it took me quite long to finish sock number 1. I meanwhile finished the "Gutshaus"-Audiobook *>> and also the Michele Obama-Book * >> (can highly recommend this!).
I was on a business trip for 2 days last week and I took another project with me for that, so there was a little break. But I hope I will be able to finish them by next week.
Further sockyarn knitting: Footsies for my Mum from the Aldi sockyarn
Remember when I told you that I got weak and bought sockyarn at Aldi >> ? Well, at least I already used a bit of that - yeah! I actually was able to use up app. 60 grams - not for a "real" sock, but for two pairs of "footsies", so a kind of slippers made from normal sockyarn.
|Footsies I made for mum back in 2013|
I made her the footsies >> back in 2013, and they are meanwhile worn out. So she asked for a new pair to replace them. The pattern is from a German book called "Socken Stricken" by Heidi Grund-Thorpe * >>
She tells you to knit half the foot length plus a little in garter, then work in the round and add a normal toe. I did not take detailed notes on sizing for the old pair, but I somehow had in the back of my mind that I made them way smaller then.
But I knit the first pair exactly as given in the pattern - and they are very generous in sizing >>....
|Top: Smaller pair, bottom: first pair - app. 3 cm smaller, unstretched|
I took them with me on a business trip to Paris - lots of TGV knitting, even more though the train could not go at maximum speed due to the snow on the rails in Champagne. So when I was back home, I sew them up and tried them on - well, very relaxed fit. My mum's feet are a tiny bit bigger than mine, but not that much.
So I casted on for a second pair, smaller this time - and I like them much better!
|Second pair of footsies from Aldi yarn - fit way better!|
Further sockyarn knitting: Started my Riyito sweater from sockyarn
You probably remember that I was thinking about an oversized sweater from sockyarn and the Riyito sweater was one of my 6 in 2019 projects >> On that list, I also said I wanted to use all that Buttinette sockyarn. So I thought: Why not combine the two ideas and knit that sweater from sockyarn?
So this is what I did: I chose these balls of yarns below and casted on by end of January.
|My yarn choice for the Riyito sweater|
I will knit the top yoke (which is formed by short rows, as this is a pattern from the book "Short Row Knits "* >>) in the solid green yarn and will then somehow fade in the other two balls - I do not know how exactly, I will cross that bridge when I come to it.
|Not a lot to see yet: The cast-on of my Riyito sweater|
So I casted on last Sunday and I really did not get very far. I did not knit on it this week, I prefered the more portable projects.
Guess what: I won something for my Tipsy Toe socks!In my last Year of Project update >>, I spoke about the Use what you have KAL in the Mrs.Mumpitz Ravelry group >>
I was then only thinking about the purple Buttinette sock, but I than casted on the Tipsy Toe socks from scrap yarn >> When I finished them - relatively quickly, as this is a really fun pattern - I recognized that these would qualify as well: The yarn is in my stash from earlier than 2019 and also is the pattern which I first came across some time last year.
|My finished Tipsy Toe socks, made from scraps of Buttinette yarn|
So I entered them in the finished objects thread >> , also Mrs. Mumpitz inspired me to knit them in the first place. Well, and guess what....
|I am the winner of this great project bag!!!|
The bag is made by Nadelmikado and if you are not a lucky winner like me, you can buy here great bags in her Etsy shop >>
My bag is on its way to me and I can wait to use it!
So, what else happened the last two weeks?
We changed phone and Internet provider which went better than I dared to hope...
Our Internet works ok, and we can also phone other people with our normal phone. The only thing that does not work yet is that our phone receives calls. If I call my line with the mobile, I just get the normal "available" signal, but no bell rings and I cannot take the call from the landline.
So I hope that is a minor problem that can be solved within the next days.
So, how was your week, knitting-wise?
Did you maybe have the same phone problem and what did you do to solve it?
Just leave it in the comments below!
Have a great week!
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