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Wraps and Catalogues

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Today I have been making progress on a couple of my WIP’s. I got the cuff of the second sock that I am knitting up using Cascade Heritage Sock Yarn half way done. 

Once I got the cuff half way done, I switched to working on the wrap I have in progress. The wrap I am working on, I am using Cascade Eco+ Yarn. I am using a K3P1 pattern.


It is a really pretty dark sea blue, it is heathered navy blue and forest green. While working at the studio we had a lace weight Todd and Duncan cashmere yarn that was a similar color. 

The Cascade Eco+ Yarn is an Aran weight yarn. It is a bulkier yarn. I am using size 9 bamboo circular needles. With this combination it is warm, thick and cozy,  yet not super bulky. 

Today, I also got a new KnitPicks catalogue in the mail. I love looking through the catalogues, and getting ideas for what I want to knit, in the future. I have a long wish list of yarns and knitting books. 

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Third Times the Charm

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After spending close to a month working on, and reknitting this sock, it is finally done. 


The third time starting this sock, was the reknit that worked. Here is hoping that the second sock won’t take as long to knit up as the first sock. 

The socks I am working on, are being knit from KnitPicks Palette Yarn in Regal. 

While I have spent a fair amount of time working on this sock, I have also been working on other projects I have going. 

I had been working on a scarf that I decided to pull off the needles and restart it as a wrap. I have plenty of scarves, and realized that I have a lot fewer wraps. I am not a huge jacket person, and prefer wearing hand knits. The yarn I am using is another one that I have started a project, then have kept deciding to do something different with the yarn. I have enough of the yarn that I decided to make a wrap from it.

Jackets just aren’t as cozy as a hand knit wrap that is made from bulky wool. For the wrap I am working on, I am using Cascade Eco+ Yarn in Aporto. It’s a really dark bluish green. 

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Larch Heather Socks

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I finally got my pair of Larch Heather socks completed today. 

It took me a couple weeks to get them knit up, which is a bit slow for me. While I love the color, I am glad to be able to have them done and be able to be starting a new pair of socks today. 

The Larch Heather reminds me of hiking in the woods in the spring, and the way the trees look with their new growth, the moss that has grown on the trees and the sun shining down on them, on a beautiful spring day. It also makes me think of the way the Woods smell on a warm spring day, especially after it has rained. 

I definitely love going hiking in the Woods, and the way they look and smell. That is why I picked some of the colors of yarn that I did, that won’t stand out when I go hiking in the woods if they happen to show above the tops of my hiking boots. 


Knitting socks has become one of my favorite pass times. I also love being able to work with so many beautiful colors and be able to make myself a variety of beautiful socks. I love hiking and traveling, and it will be nice to be able to have enough socks that I knit up myself to take enough socks with me on a hiking trip, that if my feet get wet I can put on dry socks. It will also be nice when I am traveling in the cooler months to have enough warmer socks knit up and packed so I will not have to worry about hand washing socks and getting them dry. 

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KnitPicks Sock Inspiration 

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I got another KnitPicks Catalog in the mail yesterday. 

This time, the promoted yarns and patterns are for Socks, which is right up my alley at the moment. 

I love getting new project ideas and expanding on my knitting skill set. I like trying new things. 


I love the color combinations they have shown in the above picture. It totally makes me want to knit more socks than I have yarn for. 

Socks have been the hot project for me lately, especially after a couple good hauls of the KnitPicks Palette yarn. I definitely love the selection I have, and am excited to see the finished projects. At the same time I am always looking for new stuff to try, work on and work with. Ask any knitter, they will tell you that there is more to life than one type of yarn, and one pattern. 

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My Current Color Palette 

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While I have subliminally known the colors I gravitate towards for a while, my knitting Instagram feed just confirmed it. 


I am definitely not a bright colors person. I prefer blues, and the darker natural colors. That is pretty much all I am working with at the moment. 

Once I finish the pair of socks that I am working on, I really want to work with the Pink I have sitting (it is also Palette Yarn, in color: “Victorian”), and create some diversity in my Instagram feed. I also need some diversity in my wash bucket, so I don’t get pairs mixed up, when I hang them out to dry. 

In order to add a little bit of color to my Instagram feed, I took this picture:


This is most of my wool sock yarn stash, not all of it, but most. I still have about three pairs of forest green socks to make, as well as two pairs of the Victorian socks once I finish up the Larch Heather socks, before I am going to dive into the bucket of sock yarn.