My Name isn’t Alice

I have fallen down the rabbit-hole of knitting pretty hardcore the past week and a half. I haven’t been feeling all too well, so I’ve been taking it easy and doing a little more knitting than normal! I’ve gotten a lot done including my Valentine’s Day Socks!

Valentines Socks 02252015

I was planning to get them done by Valentine’s Day, not for the specific reason of wearing them, but simply to have an insane self imposed goal. I didn’t get them done before V-day, but it wasn’t too long after that they were complete. I really wasn’t too far from finished, I just needed some time to dedicate to them. I polished them off and immediately cast on another pair. I am knitting these ones from the colour way Lazer Lemon. I am part of a sock KAL where you can only knit from things from your stash and it has to be spring themed. I was originally going to knit a pair of socks from Cotton Candy, but I reorganized my stash this weekend and found this skein of Lazer Lemon. If there is something that says spring, it is a bright yellow ball of yarn; brighter than the sun!

Lemon Waffle Sock 02252015

I’ve also decided that I am going to knit the socks in a pattern too! I have knit so many pairs of the knit three, purl one, ribbed socks that I am kind of getting sick of them. I never thought that would happen, but crazier things have been known to happen! This pattern isn’t much harder, but it requires me to do a K2P2 pattern. I know this ribbing is where most people live, but I can never get the hang of it. I don’t know what the deal is, but I’ve never been able to get into a 2×2-ribbing pattern.
I managed to finish two sleeves for my grandmother’s sweater. I feel like I am trucking along on that as well! I should have made each piece of the sweater it’s own Ravelry project; that way I would feel la greater sense of accomplishment every time I finished a piece.

Grandma's Sweater 02252015

I am really trying to intersperse knitting these sweaters with other projects that I like. I am hoping this is going to motivate me to finish it. It’s one of those things that weighs on my mind and makes my anxious. I would really love to get these sweaters to my grandparents while it is still cold outside, but we will have to see how it goes. I really need to get this done and out of area 51.

Ultra Purple Square 02252015

I also added another square to my sock yarn blanket. I was doing some tests on sock yarn and instead of knitting a little swatch, I just made a square for this blanket. I have been thinking about how to organize the blanket and I think I would like to attempt to group the colours together and have them flow across the colour wheel. Have it go from yellow, green, blue, purple, red and orange. I know not all my sock yarns will fit perfectly into those categories, but they will be relatively close to one or two. I have decided to make all the squares first and lay them out to see how I would like them to come together after I’ve finished them all.