A Sockish FO and Work in Progress

Thank you so much for all your lovely comments on the completion of my Kex blanket!
It is still on the sofa beside me, ready for use, but is back in its sealed knitting bag, after a sudden flurry of moths in the vicinity… noooo!

It is just as well I made this bag to lug it around during the knitting process.  Made out of a cushion cover, it looks perfectly at home on the sofa, stuffed with the blanket!

My recent train journey to Edinburgh provided a boost to my latest sock project, using Arne and Carlos yarn from Regia (colour 3657).
I finished the second sock on the way home – woo hoo!
There is not a lot to say about this project:  simple “Vanilla with Sprinkles” socks using the Retro Lemon Studio pattern (free on Ravelry), with a 60 stitch cast-on.

I took care to match the stripes, but was intrigued to find that one sock has a row of red-on-white skaters where the other has red-on-white skiers!
Or is it just my eyesight?

I have a fair chunk of yarn leftover, so hope to squeeze out another pair, with contrasting heels, toes and cuffs.
To prove that it can be done, I have started a pair using my other leftover Regia Colorations yarn and some ancient Curious Yarn in the colour Neptune.

Before I cast these on, there was a moment when the only thing I had left on the needles was my Monte Rosa Cardigan.
Who remembers that one?!
I don’t really know why I stopped working on it.  I was nearing the end of the first skein, had divided for the armholes and then… stopped.
I have no idea where I put the pattern with my working notes on it.

So you won’t be surprised to hear that I am not working on Monte Rosa right now.
Nor have I cast on my lovely new green Gotland wool from the Edinburgh Yarn Festival.

Instead… I am up to my ears in another test knit for Josh :)

It is a Big Secret, so all I can show you is the wool I am using:  Marchmont fingering weight merino from Natalie at the Yarn Yard (website down).

The colours are Beetroot, Legbar and Waverley.
It is looking amazing!
But that’s all I can tell you – sorry! ;)