I started off the month is a crazy, finishing frenzy and it was all downhill after that. So, first off the needles this month were my Arne & Carlos socks, which I love!! I did plain vanilla socks with a fish lips kiss heel and a round toe. Of course, the fish lips kiss heel is a pattern by the Sox Therapist. I used the round toe which is included in Sock Architecture by Lara Neel. It was my first time for both of these heels and toes. I loved the heel but I did have a little issue with a weird bulge at the end of the heel so I’m guessing it’s something to do with my gauge but I’m just not sure. I’m going to t keep experimenting. I loved the round toe as I despise the kitchner stitch.
Next I finished the Girlfriend Cowls by Churchmouse Yarns. I cast this on right after the US Supreme Court decision regarding gay marriage was announced. Someone on Instagram had started a rainbow-along. I had this yarn in my stash – it’s America the Beautiful by Destination Yarns so on the needles it went! The patterns is pretty simple and really did some fun things with this yarn. I loved how, once I started knitting, it became apparent that as the skein went from primarily reds/yellows to blues/greens. Sadly, even though it’s April, I’ve worn it quite a bit 😦
The last FO of the month was a quick little test knit I did for Kino Knits. She happened to e-mail on a snowy Saturday so I cast it right on. It’s a free pattern on Ravelry which is so awesome. I had some troubles with Judy’s Magic cast on as I had never done that one before but otherwise it was a super quick knit. Mary has written it so you can use any yarn you have. She did hers in sock yarn and I used a worsted weight. It’s called Rybka (Wee Fishie) and if you are looking for a quick gift knit definitely check it out!
Confession – I knit the fish on April 9th and have finished nothing since 😦 Lots of fun stuff on the needles so here’s hoping I have something to talk about at the end of May!