Wednesday, 27 June 2018

WIP Wednesday: The Second of the Hermione's Everyday Socks

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Welcome back to WIP Wed folks!  

So this week I didn't get to do that much knitting.  I got to go do a bunch of awesome workshops --  I even got to go to the Launch of Collision 2019! Collision is a Tech Conference, but I went to feel out some new technology and ideas to support my digital stuff like Livestreams and even this blog!  I don't know if I'll go to the full conference, but when I got an invitation to the launch, I was like 'sure, lets check this out', and it does look amazing. 

The cuff of a ribbed sock live on double-pointed needles.   Yarn is a blue flecked with deep gold. However, with all the workshops and things this week, there's not been a lot of knitting.   But, last night, I cast on for the second of the Hermione's Everyday Socks.   And yes.  though it's a good thing I cast them on (lets see I I can finish a long-languishing pair of socks, right?), I really only cast them on to have something to show you folks today, I admit!

This pattern isn't one of my own designs, it's from fellow Ravelry Designer Erica Lueder, and it's her free Hermione's Everyday Sock Pattern, available on Ravelry or from her Blog.  It's a great, simple-but-fun pattern, and it makes amazing 'transit knitting'.  The stitch pattern is simple enough to memorize, but interesting enough to be, well, interesting!

Yarn is Nerd Girl Yarns Astral, in the colourway "Pluto." It's 75% Merino, 20% Nylon, and 5% Stellina, and I find the sparkle from the Stellina really does come through in real life! It's subtle, but it's definitely there!  Sadly, this colour is no longer available, since it was an exclusive dyed up for *Eat.Sleep.Knit in 2016.  (You might be able to find it in a destash, but it will likely take some searching!  Sorry!)  But the Astral base is absolutely beautiful, and still available from the Nerd Girl Yarns Web Store

Needles are my *HiyaHiya 2mm dpns.  I do prefer dpns over Magic Loop, specifically for socks.  (It's probably because I learned my sock knitting on dpns!)

Well, thanks for putting up with my somewhat pathetic knitting progress this week.  I do hope to have more to show you next week!  As always, thanks for reading, and I'd love to see what you're working on! So, please, post your crafty and awesome creations to the comments!


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