With the Graphically Gray I had a self imposed deadline. If I wasn't a procrastinator I probably would have cast on when I bought the yarn and pattern and had plenty of time to finish it without knitting it almost exclusively for 2 weeks. Up until the last 2 color row repeats I took it with me for my train knitting. It went with me to knitting group and anywhere I went for 3 weeks it went with me.
It looks great. I love the chevron pattern. I choose to deviate from the pattern for the edges. The pattern has you fill in the triangles on either end. I choose to keep them. And just edged with a basic crochet stitch. I think this blanket will be treasured for years to come.
I've almost finished this pair of socks:
It's pictured above on my lap as I ripped out 20 or so rows. I was originally making them for myself, then a friend at knitting wanted them so I decided to make them for her and kept knitting until they were sized to her feet. I asked her to try them on to verify fit before finishing the toe. The heel decreases landed about 3 stitches to the inside of her heel. I know I would hate that and wouldn't wear them and figured neither would she. So I decided to rip back to before the toe decreases and make these for me again. (I have the same yarn and plenty of it to make her a pair with heels that won't annoy-so those will be cast on sometime in the next few days). I only have the closing via Kitchener stitch left and weaving in the ends and these babies are done done done. These are in a blackberry colorway and a knit picks yarn which I can't remember at the moment. The picture makes them look an icky maroon color and they are not.
This morning on the train I cast on with this lovely sock yarn from a swap and started another pair of socks.
I am working on my own personal sock drawer heaven. I've been inspired by the knitmoregirls podcast and their Operation sock drawer. They have a thread on Ravelry for you to post pictures of your current sock drawer to inspire others. Check it out here: Show us your socks. Jasmine from the Knitmoregirls podcast saw a picture of Susan B. Anthony's sock drawer and was inspired to start Operation sock drawer. There is something just perfectly cozy and yummy about wearing hand knit socks.
I have a small collection. So far just 3 pairs. I've got another 3 on the needles currently and a few balls of yarn just waiting to become socks. And with knitting two at a time I don't have to suffer from SSS anymore.
Check back tomorrow to hear all about the Chocolate class I took over the weekend.