Finished Project

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I finished my diamond lace socks and I love them!  My ravelry projects page says I started these socks in June 2015.  I’m not sure why I set them aside for so long but I’m glad I finished them now.  Winter is coming and hand knit socks are so comfortable and warm – so I promptly cast on another pair.

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The pattern is Gillabbey from the book Knitting With Rainbows from Carol Feller.  The yarn is “Mad Hatter’s Tea Party” from Hilori’s Magical Yarnorium.  I’m knitting them two at a time on a long circular needle.  I love this method as I don’t have to keep handwritten notes while knitting the first sock so that I can knit the second the exact number of rounds.

I’m still knitting my Celtic Cable sweater and the pickup sticks I ordered to be able to weave my lap blanket came in the mail the other day so I’m working on that as well.

As for all the other projects in the wings, I have been looking them over every few days and deciding if I really love them.  Knitters have a phrase for a condition that affects some of us and makes us want to cast on and start knitting every pattern that speaks to us.  The condition is “castonitis” and I definately have it !  Not that I mind – I love to see how a stitch pattern unfolds as you knit it, but sometimes after knitting it for awhile I decide I’ve had enough of it.  When I get to that stage I usually set the project aside and start something else.  I need to learn to decide right there and then if I will want to continue with the pattern or unravel it before I start on the next pattern that catches my eye.  Most of my works in progress have been unraveled with no regrets on my part.  There are a couple that are almost complete so I will finish them as I get to them.