Woah, where the heck did September go! Anyway, here’s the progress I made in September on my WIPs. I didn’t write one of these for August so I don’t have a comparison pic.
WIPs/UFOs on September 1: 10
Projects cast on in September: 2
Projects cast off in September: 2
WIPs/ UFOs on September 30: 10
Blanket squares completed: 0
New blanket square count/ %: 75 – 16%
Well, my WIP pile is still hovering! Which I guess is a win. But I’m not really meeting my goal of working down the pile. Oh well, things have come up that I have been interested in! Since I didn’t do an August WIP wrap-up, there’s actually a whole tee that I knit in the month of August which is why I came into September with the same number of WIPs. Definitely feels good to get the Ranch Coat off the needles. Honestly though, the idea of getting some of these older things off the needles just gets less and less exciting as the year goes on lol. I just keep wanting to make new sweaters and new patterns and getting these off just feels so time consuming at this point. In October, I’ll be primarily dividing my time between the Slipstravaganza MKAL and the new test knit I’ll cast on tomorrow! So probably won’t have any time to work on these older WIPs too much. I’ll also try to finish the Joy mitts and Ripple Bralette this weekend.
I also wanted to write a quick wrap up of the Malachitus socks, which I finished Monday.
- Pattern: Malachiticus Socks by Carolyn Lisle
- Yarn: Valkyrie Fibers for main body and See Jayne Knit for heel
- Timeline: cast on 8/31; cast of 9/28
This is my first pair of truly lacy socks, and I like them, but I’m not sure I’ll make many more. It’s jut not my favorite feel in a sock. But I’m happy I made them because it’s always good to try something new. The test knitting process was seamless, I’ve tested for Carolyn several times, and she’s a great designer to work with. All the patterns I’ve tested are really great because they look complex but are actually fairly easy, repetitive, yet fun to make. These socks do fit my favorite type – a stich pattern than is something that adds interest, but is also simple enough that I can have it memorized. These socks are just an 8 row repeat. The socks also have an afterthought heel that I LOVE the fit of. Definitely the best fitting afterthought heel I’ve tried.