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Duet Socks
Pattern: Modified from the pattern that came with the yarn (increased circumference to 60 stitches)
Yarn: A Swell Yarn Shop Duet Yarns in Sweet Valentine
Needles: Inox 2.5 mm
Start Date: January 31, 2007
End Date: February 7, 2007
Comments: Again I will toss out the word “love” to discuss some socks. I love these socks! Even after Angela from A Swell Yarn Shop (from whence the yarn comes) commented and told me I would have plenty of the solid color for my increased-sized heels I was unsure. Well, I ended up with about a yard leftover! That was cutting it close, but all’s well that ends well. I did have plenty of the variegated left and that was with knitting for my size 10 feet and a 7 inch leg. Nice!The yarn is squishy and lovely to knit. It’s taking a lot of will power to resist buying more…

These socks are so cute and happy. I think I will don them on Valentine’s Day for their inaugural wearing.

In other knitting project news, I have officially swatched (and washed the swatch) for my next big project –Pippa. This cardigan is going to take a while, I know, but I think it will be worth it. Unfortunately my swatch grew a little after it’s bath and I have to wait for some size 1’s to arrive. The yarn is Debbie Bliss Baby Cashmerino in Navy. Hopefully it does not turn my fingers blue like it did Claire’s…It’s so soft and it has such lovely stitch definition. Oh well, if I have to be a smurf, I have to be a smurf. 🙂

This weekend I plan on finishing up the second Endpaper Mitt. The first one is all done and ready to go – it just needs a mate. I’m surprised how much I’ve enjoyed two-color knitting with such tiny yarn. I think a lot of it has to do with how much I adore the finished product. (Yarn specs: Louet Gems Merino in Indigo and Neptune). If I get the Mitts done quickly enough I will also cast on for my Apple Laine socks. I’ve got a busy weekend ahead of me! How is everyone else going to spend the weekend?

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