I have been knitting things—slowly.
I started these socks (my first pair!) as part of a Black Friday One Week Worsted Sock challenge. They took me almost three months, although to be fair I made three cowls in there, lost the project bag for three weeks, and spent three more weeks stalling over grafting the toe (which I hadn’t ever done before, but which wasn’t as hard as I feared). They are so warm!
And acrylic, so good snow shoveling socks for those of us who can’t have wool.
I’m pretty pleased—the yarn is local and hand dyed and so deeply colored, and knit up well for two Christmas presents and a birthday. And the low/no lanolin superwash yarn doesn’t seem to bother my hands!
Two of the cowls are “mistake rib”—a 3×1 ribbing pattern with one too many stitches, so it comes out with diagonal stripes. The other is a drop stitch cowl, which lots of Ravelers seem to love but I found was weirdly tensioned. Maybe just not my style?