FO Friday: Nangou

Done done done! May I present Nangou!


Pattern: Nangou by Melanie Berg

Needles: US 5s

Yarn: Hansen Hand Dyes Mega Merino in Boys Don’t Cry for main color. And T&H Fiberworks Favorite Sock in Blue Suede Shoes for contrast color.

Mods: none


This is just so squishy and nice! The pattern is fab and easy to follow. Melanie Berg is just amazing. The main color was a little splitty but not unwieldy. I’m very glad I didn’t add extra sections cuz this thing is massive!


I’m over the moon with this and can’t wait to wear it next fall! Proof…..I took outdoor photos in the 95 degree heat!


Happy Knitting!

Cast On: Terribly Simple

After finishing Nangou I had a TON of the contrast color left over. I couldn’t bring myself to put it back in stash. At first it wanted to be socks and then it wanted to be a cowl and now I think it wants to be a shawl. It’s a sock skein from T&H Fiberworks in Blue Suede Shoes.


And then it hit me….I could make another shawl that would mirror Nangou in color. I did some Ravelry diving and came up with Terribly Simply by Caitlin Ffrench. The and everything was already wound so I took off!


The pattern is written for one color but I’m improvising stripes. It’s all soothing garter and the yarn is looking pretty good! This is my main project now ❤️.

Happy Knitting!!

Nangou Needs Blocking

The knitting of my Nangou is done!!


Here she is in all her unblocked glory! After a good spa day I’ll tuck in the ends just in time to take better photos and put this away for summer. 

The bind off took an entire evening! But I’m just so pleased with this. I love the colors and the squishy garter stitch. I can’t wait to see it blocked and finished!

Happy Knitting!!

Cast On: Antimuon Vanilla Socks

With my Nangou almost done I started scheming for my next project. (Let’s forget the box of WIPs hibernating in the basement and the two pair of socks I already have on the needles.) I dug through my stash with glee and pulled a shiny skein of self striping.


For my last birthday my husband got me some String Theory Colorworks in the Entanglement base in the Antimuon color. This is a fingering to light fingering sock yarn. And the best part was this is sold in two matching half skeins. All I had to do was wind them up!

I will have to pull out a little of the skein on the right to make sure I start with the same color as the one on the left. My needles and notions are tucked in the bag just waiting for me to start. 😃

Happy Knitting!

WIP Wednesday: Nangou

My Nangou is in the final stretch!


I’ve completed all the contrast stripes and now working the final MC section. I have exactly six pattern repeats and bind off to go! The rows are getting very long. I can barely get two full repeats in on an evening. So progress feels like it is slow.

But I’m itching to get this done. Why? I’m not sure because it’s 90 degrees outside. I just want to squee over the precious when it’s done!

Happy Knitting!!

Washerwoman 

Summer in Kansas has arrived. The humidity is here to stay and the temps are climbing into the nineties.  So I begrudgingly tackled Mt. Woolen and started washing all the pretties for packing until Fall.


Socks, shawls, scarves, and hats. I haven’t tackled the sweaters yet. Four loads of hand wash was enough for one weekend.


Took my whole clothesline in the basement! Happy Knitting!!

Conference Call Knitting

I haven’t mentioned my Strands of Drunken Watermelon socks in awhile. Well, they have been living in my office desk at work. I have had a spate of webinars and conference calls lately so they have seen a little growth.


I’m pleased with the pattern and it’s use of slipped stitches. It’s blending the highly variagated yarn so nicely!


I do need to take care to make sure I know what row of the four row repeat I’m on. I’ve had to tink back a time or two….

Slowly but surely these will grow! Happy Knitting!!

WIP Wednesday: Nangou Shawl

I’m three contrast stripes in! My Nangou is growing despite being close to 300 stitches per row.


I have to finish the current MC section then add another CC section and then finally add the last MC section and bind off. Between the pleasing colors and the rhythm of garter I’m fairly dedicated to this project. I’ve been rewatching The West Wing along with listening to the West Wing Weekly podcast and this project is a great match to Knitflixing.

I have enough yarn to add more sections and I’m torn. The pattern schematic tells me this is going to be 70 inches wide. Well….I didn’t check gauge so I’m not sure if I’m going to be ahead or behind of that. I want something big and squishy this leading me to adding another section. But I’m also ready to finish this and admire the finished pretty. I guess time will tell what I decide when I get closer to the end, lol.

Happy Knitting!

Family Reunions and Knitting

Hurrah! I come triumphant and exhausted from a family reunion. There were lots of hugs and lots of knitting! My Dad’s socks are almost done!


I turned the heel and started up the leg! I know for sure I didn’t count extremely well while conversating because I had to fudge the final couple of rounds of the heel turn before continuing in the round. Shhh….no one will tell!

For now I’m now I’m going to attempt to dig out of the major sleep deprivation of a long wonderful weekend…


(My grandma and I ❤️)

Happy Knitting!!