Finished a pair of socks with the components I like. Toe up, 2×2 ribbing, lace panels from the 365 Knitting Stitches A Day perpetual calendar, eye of partridge heel flap, and a picot cast off. I extended the slip stitch pattern up beyond the heel flap so it covers the back of the heel area properly.
Pattern: Open Weave lace panels
Yarn: SWTC TOFUtsies, colour 805
Needles: US0 magic loop
Duration: 12th March to 21st April
Ravelry project: Summer Limeade socks
The yarn is about as variegated as I want to get, I prefer shaded solids to wild colour combinations. Despite the 2.5% chitin in the yarn that’s derived from shrimp and crab shells, it doesn’t smell of fish, rather a dry dusty smell that will go away in the wash. The last pair in this yarn lost a little dye over the last 3 years but show no other signs of wear.
Also made a long lime i-cord for my karate sparring gear. Everyone has the same black mesh bag with similar black helmets, boots, gloves, and shin pads. The i-cord was woven vertically through the mesh and it worked, no-one else picked up my bag after sparring class.
I have another sock to finish on my Panda Silk pair, but I’m starting a lace scarf instead. Maybe two lace scarves.