Thursday, January 6, 2011

New Year's Knitting

The Breast Cancer Project (BCP) is well under way. I am part way through the second repeat of the Umbrella section. It really looks stunning when the lace is opened up.
Pattern: Rain by Ailsa Daly (Knitabulous)
Yarn: Morris Empire 4ply in Cha Cha Pink.

The stole on completion will be part of a charity auction our team is planning to do at work. One of our younger team members is fighting breast cancer at the moment and the team are wanting to do something (anything). We are all in contact and offering much personal support.

Super Special Six Pattern Sock Club (S62010) Shur'tugal's

The Super Special Six Pattern Sock Club (S62011) kicked off at midnight New Year's Eve. Many members starting the first pattern as soon as possible after the fireworks.
I managed to wait until New Year's day and finished just before 6:30am this morning (Friday 7th). The pattern is actually not too bad to remember and whilst some of the concepts require some thought (And the odd redo). The heels and Toes are really wonderful.

Patten: Shur'tugal
Yarn: Cherry Tree Hill Super Sock Solids (Purple)
Needles: 2.75mm
Variations: I started the every row decrease after 5 as the socks would have been super long otherwise.

I think last night at M&S Knitting Group I experienced what I was hoping from this Sock Club. Five of us (at various stages of the project) knitting exactly the same pattern in a range of yarns at the same time.

I will now return to the BCP and Stocking Stitch Socks and try to get a few more completions under my belt.


LynS said...

Most impressive - six days start to finish! And even more impressive has been the outcome of the s62011 sock group - both its breadth of membership on Ravelry and evenings such as yesterday at M&S.

DrK said...

you are too much with the socks done already. and that pink rain is just amazing, it looks great in the 4 ply too!