I know I haven't blogged in some time. That's partially due to the fact that life has been hectic, but probably moreso because I don't have much to report. I finished the first of my plain stockinette socks for my daughter with the sunny Sundara Petals Collection Bird of Paradise colorway.
I now think I have her plain stockinette size down to a standard 56 stitches, and now that I'm on sock #2, I don't need to measure her every few rows to see how the sock fits! The yarn is striping nicely even with the plain stockinette--no real pooling, and it is very silky and smooth. Next up: a second pair of socks for my son, in University of Michigan colors!
Gatsby Girl is also progressing--my two sleeves at once method is very successful, although each row definitely takes longer! I am almost done with the increases and then I'll see the light at the end of the tunnel. I've corresponded with the pattern writer, Jodi Green, on Ravelry, as I'm thinking about making another one of her designs, Mariah from Knitty. Jodi sent me some modifications that she's made, which evidently make the neck fit much better. So we'll see. Gotta love Ravelry's ability to bring people together and inform our wonderful knitting community.