Well the ladies I spin with at London-Wul got me so excited about Stephen West's The Doodler Mystery Shawl KAL 2015 that I signed up Thursday evening. I worked two 12 hour days and stayed up until 1:30 am choosing yarn and swatching. I went to bed and got up at 4:30 and knit a few wedges before I had to go back to bed to sleep for my night shift tonight. I am a week late joining so I will work on it tonight during coffee break.
Here is what I have so far.
Yarn A Trekking Hand Art
Yarn B Fleece Artist Merino2/6 Ivory Yarn C Malabrigo Sock Rayon Vert
I completed each pair of socks in under 4 days! I knit each sock singularly, a feat for me as I generally suffer from 2nd sock syndrome, but I found knitting each sock on two 24 inch circular needles to be what worked best for me. I did attempt knitting two at a time on one long circular needle as I usually do but found that at the point where you start the foot one sock for some reason became larger no matter what I did. So the orange sock is from one ball of Opal, Sweet& Spicy, Peach. I did a star toe on that pair so there is no need to do short row except for at the leg. The 2nd pair I used Patons Kroy Socks Stripes, Rusty Stripes. I had two balls and had decided to do a classic toe with a three needle bind off and therefore had to do the short rows. I was afraid off running out of yarn so I used a yellowish wool I had in my stash from Koigu to do the short row portion and then I switched back to the Kroy for the actual toe.
I love both pairs and they fit terrific. I recommend this pattern.
Completed by Deina ankle socks and she ripped the earflap hat back and reworked the top. Good job Deina.
There is no meeting this week as we are going to a tea and bazaar on Wednesday evening. See you next week