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Tuesday, 22 January, 2013

What’s on my needles

cameo week 2

Cameo, MadelineTosh Vintage in Tern and Ms. Taylor

Cameo: When I was in school, my mom would always let me stay home one day out of the school year with no questions asked. Just because I wanted to. In 6th grade, as a budding political junkie, I chose inauguration day, and spent all day watching the pomp around Bill Clinton becoming president. I’ll let you guess how disappointed I am that inauguration day this year fell on a holiday, and I had a sure-fire, completely legit reason to stay home from work.

How all this relates back to knitting is that three day weekend + football playoffs + watching the news all day on Monday = extra knitting time. Cameo has been getting all my attention lately, which was inevitable because garter stitch and I are like the modern day Romeo and Juliet, but with no tragic ending. True love forever right there.

cameo week 2 picots

After considering a number of color combinations I went with Ms. Taylor, which was discontinued last year. I almost certainly don’t have enough of it and will have to track down another skein because, you know, why make things easy on myself. Neutrals and bright colors, people. That is one trend I can completely get behind. Here are a few examples of how it really works.

Thorn: no progress.

Guernsey Wrap: no progress.

Socks for The Scientist: Minimal progress.

Herbivore: no progress.

What’s off my needles

Abbi – I loved the pattern. I hated the yarn. I will probably make this again someday, but for now I took it off the needles and (gulp) threw it in the trash.

Stash enhancements

Do you know the last time I bought yarn so I could make myself socks? Me neither. But this, I could not resist.

mind the gap

Mind the Gap, via Trailing Clouds on etsy

Here’s the description of the yarn from the Trailing Clouds etsy listing: “Mind The Gap is a colourway inspired by the London Underground, and features the twelve iconic colours of the Tube map.” The colors are amazeballs, and that it was inspired by the Tube map appeals to something really nerdy deep down inside me.

mind the gap - knitted up

As you can see, this knits up to some stripey awesomeness. I saw this picture on Pinterest, immediately clicked over to her etsy shop, and threw money at her as fast as I could. One of my goals for this year is to learn magic loop, and this will be the yarn I learn on. I’m also thinking afterthought heel?

8 Comments leave one →
  1. Tuesday, 22 January, 2013 9:47 am

    I love your color choices for Cameo! the sock yarn is perfect!!!! too! I think an afterthought heel sounds like a great idea =D

  2. Tuesday, 22 January, 2013 9:58 am

    That sock yarn is AWESOME. 🙂

  3. Tuesday, 22 January, 2013 5:03 pm

    Definitely afterthought heel so as not to break up the stripey goodness. That is some fantastic sock yarn. And I love the inauguration, too!

  4. Tuesday, 22 January, 2013 7:28 pm

    your Cameo looks awesome! and that Mind the Gap colorway is freaking amazing.

  5. Tuesday, 22 January, 2013 11:10 pm

    That yarn is too cool. I think you are going to have the neatest socks when you are done.

    Too bad that it is all sold out. (Actually, it might be better that way. My stash doesn’t need any more enhancing.)

  6. Saturday, 26 January, 2013 7:50 am

    i somehow snagged a ball of this yarn, thanks for enabling me 🙂 it has one knot in it but who cares!! i love that there are so many different colors!!

  7. Sunday, 27 January, 2013 1:52 am

    Oh what happy socks!!! And really there’s no colour combination more delicious than pink and grey. Happy knitting!

  8. Saturday, 2 February, 2013 1:13 pm

    holy crap that tube map yarn is AWESOME

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