I caught a bout of finish-itis last week, and as a result I finished both of the projects I had been actively working on. The blanket, while finished, needs to be washed, so I don't have a photo of it yet. However, the dog sweater is all completed, and I even have cute modeled photos!
Diesel loves wearing it, even as hot as it is here right now. He will have to wait until Christmas though! It's getting packed away in the gift box until then.
Since I finished both of those I needed something new to work on. Before I cast on a new project I did make myself work a few rows on the stripey socks I've had going for months and months. I don't know what it is with these- I have about an inch left on the cuff of the second sock and the heel to do, but I can't get motivated to finish them. It might be because I worked on these socks a lot while I was at school, or maybe because it is too hot to think about wearing socks. Either way, they did see a tiny bit of progress. But what has really captured my time is a new pair of socks!
These are the Men's Socks for Giving Away, which is a pattern I totally recommend for man socks. They knit up quickly on DK weight yarn and size 5 needles. Notice my needles there? I picked up a set of Chiaogoo needles at Natural Stitches in Pittsburgh a few weeks ago when I got the yarn for this project (Berocco Vintage DK). I've had the same set of Knit Picks interchangeables for years now, and thought it was time to give something else a try. So far I like them, but I want to wait until the project is finished for a final verdict.
So, I had told myself that I wasn't going to do Camp Loopy this year. With everything we have had going on I thought that the House Cup and Tour de Fleece was plenty. But I got reading the blog post about project 3 that Sherri sent out... and next thing I knew I was researching patterns and yarns. I ended up ordering yarn to make Barndom by Stephen West. I am really excited about the colors I chose, and I can't wait to show them to you when they come in!
This post is linked up with Ginny's Yarn Along.