It’s been a couple of weeks since I posted progress. Frankly, I haven’t touched the Swirl since Sunday the 25th. I was in Atlanta all last week on a business trip and I took a ball of yarn, a circular needle, and a pattern to make socks. Much more portable.
So here’s a picture of the Swirl as of the 25th. I’m working on the left front yoke and collar. Although it looks like the picture shows it inside out so it looks like I’m working on the right side.
I’m getting close to finishing the seventh ball of yarn. I hope I have enough of the eighth ball left. I made two swatches from that ball to check my gauge. Worst case, I’ll have to rip out the swatches.
I have to finish the welts on this left side and then repeat this section on the right side. And then I’m done knitting.
Meanwhile, I did start knitting my first pair of socks. I’m using the toe-up magic loop method. I grabbed a pattern from KnitFreedom for Beginner Magic Loop Toe Up socks and so far so good. Although, the sock seems a bit big to me. I did measure my foot and followed the guide. I turned the heel on the flight home from Atlanta.
I figure even if the first sock doesn’t fit I’ve gained the experience. I can always rip it out and start again.
This is the yarn and needle that I purchased in the Yarn shot at Threads of Time in Danville, IN last March while on retreat.
This past weekend, I did actually sew a bit on Lazy Sunday. That post will be next along with my September goals.