I completed the second sock of my modified Peace Socks pattern on Friday.
When I get a chance, I’ll write up this pattern and post it as a freebie. I think I’ll call it “A Finer Peace.” Why? Because it is knit with fingering weight yarn instead of sportweight, which is what the original pattern is written for. Yes, I do crack myself up on a regular basis.
In other news, I started yet another experimental circular shawl, this one in Ella Rae Lace Merino. The colorway is “The Deep End.”
The name of this yarn is somewhat misleading, as it closer to fingering weight than laceweight. It’s a 100 gram skein with 460 yards per skein and the stated gauge is 29 stitches and 37 rows to 4 inches on a US 3 (3.25mm) needle. Using a size 0 (2mm) I expect I’d get my usual 8 stitches per inch for socks.
But I’m knitting lace, and using a US 4 (3.5mm) needle.
So far, all is well. No leaching of dye, no atrocities. The yarn is quite nice, in fact!
Okay, back to the couch for me. I still can’t shake this viral crud that took hold of me over a week ago, so I have an afternoon of doing very little planned.
Lucy has an afternoon of looking adorable planned.