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Hi. So here’s what I’ve been up to (instead of blogging…) First of all, my yellow November synesthesia socks are DONE! Hooray!

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Pattern: Penuche Twist Socks by Cynthia Levy (my project name is Bachateo Twist)
Yarn: Cherry Tree Hill Supersock Select Semi Solids in the colorway wheat
Needles: US 1½ – 2.5 mm
Notes: These turned out quite nicely. I love the golden yellow color, it’s so cheerful and reminds me of the characteristic guitar sound in bachateo music. Not to mention that it is the exact shade of yellow as November. The pattern was well written/charted and I only made a few modifications. The first was to replace the heel flap listed in the pattern with an eye of the partridge stitch. I also made the heel flap longer than I normally would (by accident) and ended up with a large gusset. That worked out just fine, actually, and and they fit well.

The second item recently off the needles is a shawl that I am giving as a gift. It turned out gorgeous!

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Pattern: Dover Castle Shawl by Judy Marples
Yarn: The Sanguine Gryphon Bugga! in the colorway robberfly
Needles: US 6 – 4.0 mm
Notes: I loved knitting this shawl and I will definitely make another, perhaps in the same yarn and colorway. This stitch pattern is fun and easy to knit, and the lace has such a lovely textural quality. I used just shy of 1 skein of Bugga! I did 11 reps of the chart and it measures about 51″ wide.

I have more photos of these projects in my Ravelry notebook. Next up, December socks- the 12th pair this year. Where did the year go?

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New November socks in progress! They’re just the most cheerful shade of golden yellow ever.

The pattern is called Penuche Twist Socks but I’m calling my pair Bachateo Twist. It’s a fun pattern so far. In case you’re wondering, the yarn is Cherry Tree Hill Supersock Select Semi Solids in the color wheat.

I wish everyone a wonderful Thanksgiving filled with family, friends, pumpkin pie, and of course, The Creature from the Black Lagoon!

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Pattern: Oktoberfest Socken (my own design)
Yarn: Zen Yarn Garden Serenity 20 (70% Merino, 20% Cashmere, 10% Nylon) in colorway Midnight Blue
Needles: US 1 – 2.25 mm
Rating: Love love love!

My October synesthesia socks turned out great! You may recognize these socks as the Brezel Socken design from this past May. My original pair used a medium weight sock yarn which as it turns out I’m not super keen on. However I liked the cable detail so much I thought I’d try again using a lighter weight yarn.

This yarn is absolutely decadent! It’s extremely soft and cozy, and the colorway “Midnight Blue” reminds me of my favorite pair of blue jeans. So yeah, I’m pretty happy with my October synesthesia socks. Too bad I can’t keep them, though I do foresee a pair for ME in the future…

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Lovumba remix!

I’m not entirely sure how this happened but I finished my September socks in record time. I have no explanation other than it was aliens.

Pattern: Paraphernalia by Taina Anttila.
Yarn: Fiber Optic Yarns Foot Notes in the colorway Rouge BATIK.
Needles: US 1 – 2.25 mm

I named this project Lovumba Remix after the song by Daddy Yankee. But of course, you say!

I loved knitting these socks. Heck, I may even knit a third pair some day… Stranger things have happened.

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My August socks are finally done! I lost all motivation for these socks partway through, not to mention that I put them down for a few weeks to knit some computer monsters (which were a big hit). So it is my pleasure to finally show off the socks that took waaaaay too long to knit.

Pattern: Freshet, my own design, this pair named Freshet: El Regreso
Yarn: Fiber Optic Yarns Foot Notes, colorway Sage Batik
Needles: US 1 – (2.25mm)

I’m currently working on another pair of Paraphernalia socks in red for September, and I’m almost done! These socks are fast and fun, I recommend the pattern.

Last night I picked up a project that has been hibernating for a few years. It’s a blanket I designed eons ago called Hanket. The problem with blankets knit from the center out is that when there are 396 stitches on the needles, it takes forever to knit one round. I’m using Cascade Ecowool and the plan is to knit on the blanket until I run out of yarn or stamina, whichever happens first. (My bet is on stamina…)

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