As I finish up some designs of my own, the need to do some "mindless" knitting increases. I think it's because the last part of designing involves math, formatting, and waiting to hear back from testers and tech editors. The joy of working on projects where the math has already been worked out for me and I can just go with the flow is definitely appreciated at these moments. While designing has its own joys, it is a job, and sometimes I just need a break. :o)
The first project here is Stippers by Ashley Knowlton. It's a bulky weight slipper pattern made with a fun construction. They're super fast, and I think I'll be done with a pair of these guys by the end of the week, even just knitting idly on them. They're perfect for recharging and feeling super accomplished! And the StitchJones yarn is making me super happy! So bright and fun. This particular colorway is actually from one of her 2012 Yarnageddon shipments, so I don't believe it is a repeatable colorway. I'd been holding onto it for something perfect, and I think these are definitely the thing!
This second WIP is something that has been on hold since August 2014. I said that I was going to get a move on with my UFOs, and this guy is the first of many. :o) Sadly, the pattern is not available. It has an unusual construction, in that it begins with a provisional CO at the ankle, then you knit the foot, kitchener the toe, then undo the CO, and work the leg upwards. I am not sure how I feel about it, but I am now done with one of the socks, and have CO for the second! Can't wait till I can call this UFO, now WIP, a FO!!