An Inch of Progress

My desk project aka my Strands of Drunken Watermelon socks have grown slightly.


My progress keeper really does help me with observe the slightly more than glacial progress on these socks. I’m getting my head around reading this knitting and easily finding my place as I pick this up and put it down. As for the yarn, this yarn doesn’t disappoint. But Miss Babs rarely disappoints!!

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!!

Update: Watermelon Socks

My Miss Babs yarn finally spoke to me! I found the Strands of Gold sock pattern by Linda Garland and thought the yarn floats would be awesome in this highly variagated yarn! It a simple toe up socks with short sections of holding the yarn in front and slipping the stitches behind it.


So these are now called my “Strands of Drunken Watermelon” socks. I set aside some time this week and cast on both toes. The first I put onto my 9 inch circ to work and the second is on DPNs inside the WIP minder that came with the bag.

These are probably going to wait until after I finish my sister’s socks. here’s hoping that helps me fight SSS!

Happy Knitting!!

Cast On: Crazy Watermelon Socks

I decided I needed a little selfish sock knitting after the last couple of pairs of socks have been for gift knitting. I have a golden skein, so to speak, sitting in my stash. It’s my first ever Miss Babs yarn. I got the Hotshot base in the Drunken Watermelon color. I have had it since 2016 and it’s been calling me for months.

Well, I listened and it’s wound up and ready to go in my 19 stitches bag. I just haven’t decided if this variegated yarn wants to be a pair of vanilla socks with gusset heel or if it wants to be some other pattern.

I can’t wait to dive into this summer inspired yarn! Happy Knitting!