Speaking of stash, although I have avoided buying yarn at shops (except for the one ball of yarn purchased in Knoxville, TN at the yarn shop located 1/2 mile from my hotel), my stash has continued to grow faster than I knit. I have continued to find yarn that I hadn't put into my stash listing on Ravelry. To make matters worse, the additions from the Paradise Fiber yarn club and the Cookie A sock club are outstripping what I use up. I think I've been fooling myself about how fast I knit. Looking back over my project list in Ravelry, I only finish 5 or 6 projects a year. I was thinking it was closer to 10 or 12.
WsIP and FOs (and Frogs)I finished the first of the Randiriel socks. The yarn is from Lorna's Laces. I'm going to frog it. The sock is tight across the instep and keeps wanting to twist around my foot. It just doesn't fit my foot well. This is the third attempt at using this yarn. I'm about to give up on it and purge it from my stash.
This was one of the Paradise Fibers Yarn Club offerings. I like the yarn and the color (Three Irish Girls Adorn Sock in Spokane River Walk). I don't like the pattern-All of My Ducks in a Row. The bobbles are a nuisance to knit and they don't show up as well as I'd like for the effort they take. I'm sure I can find a pattern that will suit this yarn better. I'll frog this one too.
This is my new plain stockinette, mindless knitting. I'm almost halfway through the first sock. The yarn makes blue, green, and tan stripes with gray/white dots in between. I knit the leg portion of the first sock while at the Mid-Columbia Symphony performance of Beethoven's 9th Symphony a few weeks back.
These are the Girl On Fire socks from Cookie A. The yarn is Plucky Knitter Plucky Feet. The color is a brilliant fuschia named Goin Steady. This wasn't the yarn shipped with this pattern, but I didn't think the color of the shipped yarn quite matched what the pattern needed.
I also finished a Baby Surprise Sweater for a co-worker's first baby. I just need to sew on the buttons and hand it over to the proud grandpa (also a co-worker) to deliver.