Happy Sunday, I hope you are enjoying the weekend. Mine has been nice so far. My birthday was Friday and I received nice presents, a great Italian dinner and yummy desserts.
Saturday, I was lazy and didn't do most of chores that needed to be finished. Thus, my good progress report on Babette. The plan of working the largest squares first is going great! There are only 3 six-round squares left and then I can move to 45 of the four-round squares. I'm also weaving in the ends on each finished square so there won't be that mess to clean up later.
Since finishing up Shedir, I have made one of the Victorian Lace socks from the Six Socks Knitalong and started a Babette Blanket. Big mistake in starting another project before casting on for the second sock. I'm obsessing about Babette and don't want to go back to the socks. I'm using Tahki Cotton Classic. This is may seem like a strange choice, but I'm liking it so far. The yarn is what I bought to make a mitered square blanket from Mason-Dixon Knitting. My mitering skills were lacking and I quickly abandoned that project. Here's a photo of my first square:
I'm following advice I read on someone's blog and starting with the bigger squares so it won't seem to take as long to finish the later squares.
Here's the first Victorian Lace sock--just to remind me of what I should be working on. The sock is now finished and awaiting another photo shoot. I might start sock #2 and take it to work on during my lunch hour. The Sea Wool is great and I will definitely be using it soon for another project.
It didn't really take ~that~ long-just seems that way. Every spare minute of Saturday was spent working on the hat--I really wanted to get this one completed. The last few rows were done this morning and I happy to be finished. The hat looks really nice, but will be my last of this pattern. The hat will be donated to a charity featured on Caps for a Cure. I hope to finish at least one more chemo hat before mailing.
My next project on the needles will be the Victorian Lace Socks that are the current pattern on the Six Socks Knitalong The yarn I'm using is Fleece Artist Sea Wool in a light green shade. This is my first time with this yarn and I like it so far. My gauge swatch is drying now, so maybe I can cast on later tonight.