15 May 2013

-:- yarn along // bossypants and a purple project

Last weekend, I mentioned I had finished my last pair of Christmas socks for my brother and I love how they turned out. I can't get over how much of a difference knitting two socks at the same time makes for my knitting psyche. It feels really good knowing that I produced two identical socks and that I don't have to knit the exact same thing twice in a row in order to have completed a sock project. Love.

Believe it or not, my next project is a bit of a secret (again). I may decide to speak more freely about it after awhile, depending on how long it takes me to finish, but I'm keeping it quiet for now. I will say that this is my first chart-only pattern. I was a little nervous about that - I tend to rely on written instructions even when a chart is part of the pattern. But I'm finding that knitting from a chart isn't as hard as I thought it would be - I'm actually really enjoying it. 

Book-wise, I'm still reading Bossypants and still really like it, even if my progress has been slow. I blame yard work and yoga for wearing me out and making me want to sleep (instead of read) as soon as my head hits the pillow.


(Joining Ginny at Small Things for her weekly Yarn Along.)


  1. The socks look great, the colour is awesome. Enjoy the knitting from the chart, I still have to figure out charts :)

  2. your socks turned out great!!! and of course, I LOVE the new project already.....it's grey!!!

  3. Your socks turned out lovely! I've got a sweater on the needles that is a chart pattern for the back of the sweater. I've put it aside for now since I had other projects I want to finish and it is no longer sweater weather. Good luck and keep us posted on the chart progress.

  4. I swear you knit the most secretest stuff ever! Well I will try to be patient and wait for the big reveal ;)

  5. J loves the socks. The only problem with your socks is they're so beautiful, people can't bear to wear them, they want to hang them on the wall instead!!!

  6. Those socks are impressive!
    Can't wait to find out what your secret project is all about ;)


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