Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Pair #8

We took a little road trip last weekend and I decided to take 2 projects: The Braid Hills Cardigan I cast on about two week ago, and the House Targaryen Socks I've been working on since Stitches Midwest. My guideline for the knitting was to work on the sock whenever I might need to start and stop frequently and to work on the cardigan in blocks of time, probably evenings. The great thing about traveling with a toddler is the fact that we will be done for the day and back in the hotel ready to head to bed no later than 7:30 p.m., guaranteeing me evenings to rest and knit.

The cardigan is my #kiltmenowkal/#countdowntooutlander project and it's going well so far- I put about 3 inches on it over the weekend, and learned a new-to-me buttonhole. I'm at a point where I can knit, knit, knit through the body aside from the little cables and buttonholes, so I'm happily clicking away on it and can now knit on it without bigger blocks of time.

The House Targaryen socks are officially done- well, they're still drying after a wash and block, but counted as complete! I turned the heel of the second sock on the drive down, and worked on it in bits and pieces through the weekend, grafting the toe as we pulled into our neighborhood. LOVE the perfect timing. These are the 8th pair I've completed for myself in 2014, 9th overall. And with that I'm on a sock knitting hiatus until I finish a few other things on my knit list.

I've been reading Outlander on the kindle again to refresh it in my mind before watching the t.v. show. I finished it and moved on to The Best Yes by Lysa Terkeurst. I have so many books just waiting to be read and not enough time to read them!


  1. I do love those socks- like sunshine.

  2. Beautiful sock pattern- the yarn reminds me of the changing leaves in autumn, all those fiery oranges and yellows- superb!

  3. wow! i love that sock yarn! it is amazing!!

  4. The socks look fantastic. I love the color. The little cables on the sweater are so precious. Love them!

    If you're interested, I'd love to have you link up at my Yarn Fanatic Party!

  5. are you knitting a pair of socks a week? seems like it is so :) Lovely socks and I like the new cardi on the needles.

    1. Karen, it seems like it. I have pair #9 finished and #10 on the needles for gifts. It's a little crazy. In a good way.

  6. I love both of your projects (especially the cardigan. I'm a sucker for cables.)

  7. Amazing time organisation skills. we are about to drive for wedding over the weekend, and like you I was trying to work out what projects shoudl be a car one and which one should for the evening (my toddler will be going to bed before it all kicks off, and I am hoping for some peaceful knitting time!)


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