Walking the talk:
1) For this episode, I am wearing the Las Nubes Top, a design by Clarisabeth of the crochetcakes podcast. This was one of her test samples, size medium, made with Dragonfly yarn in the Metamorphis colorway. Initially it was too big on me (Clarisabeth has a loose gauge), so I frogged back the yolk and redid it with a 3.25 mm hook, and now it is a wonderful fit.
1) I am working on three pairs of socks: two you have seen previously and one I began as my birthday hook up.
a. Off the beat socks by Marta Mitchell. I was working these as a test, but ran out of the main colorway, Explosive Material by Goosey Fiber. The colorway has been retired so I have tried to purchase a similar colorway to finish the off. I worked the size medium with a 3.5 mm hook.
b. Chilling in July socks. My own design that I hooked up on the 4th of July in anticipation of my 57th birthday. The umbrella toe is a design by Clarisabeth of @crochetcakes. The yarn is the June Sockclub by Crafternoon Treats, which starred “Away with the Faeries” as the main colorway. The contrasting heel, toe and cuff were constructed in a mini that was gifted to me by Kathryn of Crafternoon Treats. I am hooking my socks using a 3.25 mm hook with 49 stitches for the foot and cuff and 53 stitches for the heel and leg.
c. Jemima by Kay Jones. The original pattern has been slightly modified, not because it has any fault, but because I wanted to make a toe up sock using a crochet toe. The yarn is Blue Sea Glass by Melissa Dawn Wool Artist (now Acorn Willows). It is 85 % SWM and 15% Donegal.
2) I am also working on Summer Hat for the Summer of Romance Cal which is hosted by the Crochetluna and the Crochetcakes podcasts. This year’s theme is “Opposites Attract” and I have chosen Phryne Fisher and Jack Robinson, from the Australian crime series titled Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries. I have chosen to make a crochet summer hat in the colors grey (for Jack’s suit) and white (Phryne wears a lot of white). The pattern I am using is a free pattern that can be found at http://interunet.com/crochet-summer-hat?page=1