Today it all began! After knitting my gauge for the Central Park Hoodie yesterday, I decided to start it today. At first I didn't think I would be able to start the hoodie until I freed up what was on my size 6 needles. These needles were being occupied by a Christmas present that I am knitting. After taking Shameka's suggestion into consideration, I decided to take the needles from this project so I could do the ribbing on the sweater and then put the 6's back on this project. After the ribbing I change up to a size 8 needle. This is one great thing about working with Boyle interchangeable needles.
Now, did I think I would complete the four inches ribbing today? Nope. But guess what? I did! Here it is. As stated in my last post, I am knitting the front pieces and the back piece together all in one piece. I thought this was going to be confusing but after knitting the first couple of rows I found it to be easy. When casting on, you cast on 1 less stitch from the right front, 2 less stitches from the back and 1 less stitch from the left front. I have just started the cable pattern (not in photo).
Since I had finished my Monkey socks this week, I was anxious to begin another pair. After me not being such a sock knitter, I have gone to being one that feels weird when I don't have a pair going! I decided to finally knit with my Blue Moon Fiber Arts "Socks that Rock" yarn, colorway Mustang Sally. I am absolutely loving the color in this yarn. It is so rich and beautiful. I wanted to do a simple pattern to show off this yarn. I decided on doing a toe-up sock with a simple 2x2 Rib pattern. I am currently up to the point where I need to do my increases for the gussett/heel. Before I do this I snapped Mustang Sally's photo today chillin' in the flowers in my front yard.
On a final note tonight, I completed one of my Christamas gifts! So that leaves me with two in progress right now. Of course, this isn't everything that I am knitting for the holidays. Hmmmm, gotta look at my list and see what is next!