I’ve got a start on the Maryland State Flag socks. It really took me longer than I expected to get them started. I dithered back and forth before deciding on the Turkish cast on rather than Judy’s Magic version, and I chose the Knit Better Socks version of asymmetric toes. Then I was worried about knitting inside out from the beginning (and just continuing to do so when I get to the stranded portion of the legs). Long and short of it, I have a start, but haven’t even completed the toe increases yet.
My goal is to have the heel turn done by the middle of July, then finish the socks by the end of August. Nerd Wars determined the pacing, but it seems about right.
Of course, while I was dithering about exactly how to work the socks I kept gong with the Begonia shawl. I’m on row 84 (out of 91), and although I’m definitely on the ‘long row’ portion of the shawl it doesn’t feel like a terrible slog. The border is busy, but I don’t think the variegation is ugly here.
I won the grand prize in the Inner Child Crochet 9 year celebration giveaway, 9 free patterns! So far I’ve downloaded the Sweet Little Horse, the Azalea hat, the Shooting Starf, and the Scarlet Macaw Hand Puppet. I have five more patterns to choose! Waffling between several of the wonderful options.
Didn’t win the stitch dictionary from Miso Crafty or Sweatshop of Love, or the gradient kit from Mountain Colors Yarn.
I entered the Harrisville Design Blog’s contest to win a sweater’s worth of WATERshed yarn.