I find myself going into overdrive when I have a "plan" to follow with my knitting. Like Project Spectrum combined with stashbusting. I almost feel like I have to use every single skein of yarn in my stash that fits into the FIRE theme before the end of March, even though I know it's impossible. There just isn't enough time in a day.
So here comes another stashbusting project. The yarn, Novita 7 Veljestä, is perfect for warm and durable socks. And I don't have nearly enough of those.
For these, I used the pattern for Two-Yarn Resoleable Socks in Favorite Socks. What a great pattern. And so versatile (my favorite word lately...). I really like the effect of different colors for foot and sole. I added some stripes and a seed stitch heel. I've been drawn to different combinations of knit and purl lately. I really like the traditional feel of it. I also knitted the toe like my grandma taught me. Decrease every other row until you have a total of 8 stitches (2 on each needle). Pull yarn tight through these stitches and you have a pointy toe. I have really long big toes, and this type of finishing is ideal for thicker yarns.
I also started another FIRE project. Like I don't have enough red/pink projects on the needles already...
Catriona by Debbie Bliss. The yarn is Novita Wool, and it's knitting up great for this project. I really like the chunky cables gone crazy. And the red is perfect. Almost exactly the same color as my Red Sweater.