I have an FO!! I finished my Easy Peasy Socks for First-Timers by Stacey Trock. They were so much fun. I had some issues with the second sock because I had fibro brain so I did a lot of tinking and had to use a lifeline once but I was determined to get it finished. I remember when I was working on it my feet were cold and instead of getting up and putting on a different pair of socks I just knit faster so I could wear these. Of course, when I finally finished it was too hot to wear them.
BTW, these are knit in a discontinued yarn called Red Heart Stripes - Cancun. I know, I'm so sad that it is discontinued. I would love more of the colorways they had. It is a worsted weight yarn. I bought this yarn a long time ago for a blanket I was knitting but it has been languishing in a tub for a while. I decided to use the yarn for something else. I also have some turquoise yarn to go with it and one other color that I can't remember right now. So now I'm trying to think of things to use that yarn for since that is one of my goals for this year - to find all my MIA wips and either finish them or frog them and use the yarn for something else. So that blanket is one of them but it isn't one I put in ravelry.
I actually finished both my goals for this week even though I really did it all in just the last couple days. The first was to finish my socks and the second was to write up the pattern for Buddy's Squeaky Bug and get it posted on my blog and listed as a free pattern on Ravelry. I made another cuter one that looks like a ladybug and also made a simple version which I call Less Buggy Squeaky Bug. Buddy loves them all and for the Less Buggy version I made him I let him pick the colors since he is always rooting around in my yarn and I am constantly having to take it away from him. He picked out the green cotton I used for the bottom and then since he kept trying to steal my socks while I was working on them I used that yarn for the top of it. If you look at the pictures below you can see how ratty looking the green was because he already grabbed the circle from me and played with it. He even took it outside and brought it back in a few times. He was chomping at the bits to get it from me so I had to quickly finish off and weave in the ends with him biting at it. So that doesn't look so hot but he doesn't care. It reminds me of an eyeball.
I did find another MIA WIP - my Meandering Rib Scarf from Lionbrand.com. I had forgotten that a cup of coffee got dumped over on it. It was in a small tub with the yarn for it and the coffee dumped right in the tub. I dumped out all that would come out and was so frustrated I just sat it aside to deal with later and then forgot about it. I hadn't knit very much on it so it wasn't a big deal. Well I frogged it and soaked the yarn and washed it. It wasn't as difficult as I thought. It is wood-ease by Lion Brand in Gray Heather. It dried nicely and regained it's fluff. So I only have one repeat of the pattern done right now. I do have a lifeline in because it is so easy to get lost with this pattern. I need to use a word processor program to edit the pattern to be easier to follow. I did that last time but lost it. Normally I just use a sticky note to keep track of where I am in a pattern but with this one I get to row 9 and it says "repeat row 6" so I need another sticky note to put at row 6. Then I get to Rows 15 and 16 and it says "Repeat rows 11 and 12".... I go to Row 11 and it says "Rep row 4" and then row 12 says repeat row 3. So I just take the pattern and make each row say the pattern to follow so I can just move down the list and not have to jump all over the place.
I do like the pattern. This is a gift for my husband but I want to make myself one too that will be slightly different. Buddy the Beagle Baby finally has all his shots and is almost ready to go out in the world. We just have to wait another week to make sure his last shots kick in. We also have to get him a different food because the Vet thinks he may have a food allergy. He has a few itchy spots where he chomped off his fur. We have some ordered and I really hope it works for him.