Swapetines III (semana 5)

(English below)

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Hoy por fin vuelvo a encontrar un ratito para poder actualizar el blog, y te informo, querida Swapetina mía, que tus calcetines están… ¡acabados! De hecho, he empezado otros nada más liberar las agujas… ¿Quién sabe? Igual al final hasta me lo pienso y estos me los quedo para mí…

Aquí te dejo un festival de fotos, porque son tan bonitos y los voy a echar tanto de menos, que no me canso de fotografiar cada uno de sus detalles…

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Toda la información acerca de la lana y el patrón la puedes encontrar en el post anterior, pero si tienes alguna duda más no dudes en preguntarme.


Finally today I found a little time to update the blog and make a proper post. I inform my dear *Secret Sock Santa* (aka Swapetine) that her socks are… finished! Off the needles, ends weaved in, blocked and all. Actually, I just cast on another pair as soon as the needles were free… Who knows? I might end up re-thinking it and keep these for myself…

Above here I leave you a plethora of pictures, because they are so pretty (if I may say so myself) and I’m going to miss them so much, that I can’t get enough of photographing each one of their details…

All the information about the yarn and pattern used can be found in the previous post, but if you have any other doubt, please don’t hesitate to ask me!

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Podcast Episode 02: All the pink yarn

I’m really sorry I took a somehow involuntary break from blogging (and knitting in general), because I was in the last sprint before my PhD Thesis Deposit. It basically meant I spent one month finishing writing and editing my PhD Thesis, and it’s now at the university… The only thing left to obtain my Doctorship is to defend it next 17th of June!

So to get back on track, today I leave you the second episode of my knitting podcast!

Although the show notes are also on my Ravelry Group, I leave them here too for those of you who are not on Ravelry:

Finished object:

I am wearing my Kaipuu Shawl, by Tiina Huhtaniemi. You can check out my project page to learn about all the notes and modifications I made to the pattern. When talking about this shawl, I said that I had some Papiput Sock Yarn leftovers, guessing at 20-30g, in the Permen colourway… I weighed it and there are 29g left! If you have any suggestions regarding what to do with such little amount of yarn, they will be more than welcome!

What’s on my needles:

Chevron baby blanket by Espace Tricot.

My first socks, without a specific pattern, just some general instructions for sock knitting. With these, I joined the #penpalsockkal hosted by Ani (@close_knit) and Kate (@tracingthreads), also known as the #worldsslowestkal. I purchased this yarn at my LYS back home, Eskulanen Etxea, that can also be found on Instagram here.

Stash enhancements:

Papiput Sock Yarn in colourways Dust & Smoke, Arang and Smoke Haze. Hand dyed by Amelia Putri and here’s her Etsy Shop.

To go with Papiput Yarn Smoke Haze, I took the opportunity to try Greta and the Fibers Premium Sock Chalky, in colourway 733. This was purchased in my LYS in Barcelona, All You Knit is Love, on Instagram here.

And I also talk about all the amazing (pink) yarn I won on a giveaway by We Love Knitting on Instagram! I am thinking about making a couple of baby blankets with them, but if you have other ideas… I’d love to hear them!

Happy knitting and thanks for watching!

Erika (LoareKnits)