WIP Wednesday: Socks and the Crocodile Stitch!

Happy Wednesday, everyone! I spend the weekend in California and I got it oodles of knitting time and visited a lot of great yarn shops! I’ll be giving the full details on my podcast tonight, but here’s the highlight:

I bought this amazing yarn from A Verb for Keeping Warm. (yes, I drove over an hour out of my way to visit… and it was SO worth it!) It’s sock yarn that’s been dyed with locally sourced mushrooms- fabulous! I even got to meet the resident mushroom forager/dyer- it was totally awesome.

Okay… onto my projects!

Green Socks

About 3 years ago, I started a pair of fingering weight socks on a vacation, then hibernated them when I got home. So, for this trip, I revived them:

I originally put them on hold because they’re on size 0 needles, and it was taking a while to get through, but I’ve discovered that they’re the perfect travel project, so I got back to work. I had already finished the first one, and I’m nearly done the second! Just the toe is left…

Aqua Sock

I’m teaching a beginner sock class at my LYS, so I’ve started making the sample. The pattern we’re using is the Basic Sock pattern by Churchmouse, and it’s fabulous because it gives lots of options while still keeping it simple. I’m using a sport weight yarn and size 3 needles:

I’ve finished the first cuff. (I’m using a 9-Inch Circular because I’m a HUGE fan!)

I’ll probably put this on hold so that I can knit along with my class… but you’ll see occasional updates!

Crocodile Stitch

I’ve been seeing the Crocodile Stitch around, and really wanted to give it a try. I found some free tutorials, but they just weren’t great… so I bought the pattern for the Crocodile Stitch Neckwarmer, and let me tell you: it’s SO worth it! It’s a little bit complicated to wrap your head around, so having a pattern with photos is a must! Here’s what I’ve done so far:

I’m using the rainbow yarn that I spun (you can already see some rainbow-ing happening), so I’m loving working on it and seeing the color changes!

That’s what I’ve been up to this week! Have you been up to anything exciting? I hope you have an awesome Wednesday, and get some great knitting/crocheting done this week!

If you want to check out more Work-In-Progress posts, please check out Tami’s Ami’s Blog, who’s been organizing a great WIP Wednesday blog theme! And, don’t forget to come back for FO (Finished Object) Friday!

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Apr 18, 2012 | Posted by in Blog, Works in Progress | 5 comments

Comments (5 Responses)

  1. Jazz says:

    Love the cocodrile stitich! Is it difficult?

  2. why says:

    This crocodile stitch looks awesome! I love how you knit and crochet and show both on your website! I just a beginner in both and you’re very inspiring! I also am taking your Design a Monster class on Craftsy! You are really busy!

  3. I love the crocodile stitch! I thought it looked a little like feathers so I used peacock colors in a scarf for my sister ( I think I posted it on my blog in January but its been a while so I am not completely sure of when I got around to posting it) I love the beautiful handspun yarn you are using!!

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