Dash & Burn

So, summer happened.  It was glorious, it was hot, it. was. busy.  And somehow in the midst of summer I said I was going to do this thing called Stash Dash where you try to knit a 5K, a 7K or a 10K’s worth of yarn.  I totally bombed this one folks.  For no real apparent reason other than I just did.  Here’s a round-up of what I did get finished.  2016-08-21 14.37.45-1

A stripy cowl of mostly my own invention.  I used 393 yds of fingering weight yarn for this.  It’s a little bit of Hazel Knits yellow with Poste Yarn in the gray and black stripes.  This was a simple easy project that took forever for me to commit to kitchenering shut.   I just wasn’t sure I was done with it.  And that model, isn’t she adorable?  She’s a lucky girl to have skin that nice! And a nice girl to pose in a cowl on one of our over 85 degree days.

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Stripy soccer socks.  This is a basic toe up sock pattern.  I cast on 10 stitches with Judy’s Magic Cast on and went from there.  These don’t fit quite as well as the wee one (who’s not so wee any more) would like, so I’ll be adding in an after thought heel later on.  But they were finished by the end of stash dash and therefore count. I should have known better than to only increase to 56 stitches when her feet were almost the same size as mine.  When I was knitting these during last summer’s soccer games, it felt like they were long enough to be knee length socks.  Alas, my kids kept growing.  Have I mentioned she’s not so wee anymore?  She’s surpassed Grandma in height and is creeping up on me!  460 yds.

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More tube socks.  This one is from the Tube Socks for Kids pattern.  This and the toddler socks below use a precious skein on Lollipop Yarn.  The two pairs used up almost all of a skein.  360 yds.  2016-07-02 18.17.10

For those of you that are keeping count, that’s 1,313 yds or 1200 meters.  It’s a far cry from a 5K.

There are lots of other projects that I knit on this summer, but you’ll get to see more of those later.  As soon as Stash Dash ended I got a burst of finishing energy.  I just wanted to finish all the knits.  Sigh.  Maybe it has something to do with the return to at least some 73 degree days?

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