i still haven't finished my chameleon sock toe, but i did start something new. i don't know how old this sock yarn is, because i got it 2nd hand. it really hasn't been a part of my stash for long. the yarn is socka's cotton color, a blend of cotton (duh!), superwash wool, and my favorite word polyamide. the second ball of yarn still has a partially knitted sock leg attached to it. the first knitter of this yarn knitted the fabric much looser, and it's riddled with mistakes. this knitter is knitting with size zero inox dpns, so far with no mistakes (well, i tinked my mistakes), in a 2x2 rib with twisted stitches.
this has been in progress since summer of 2000 ! eeeks ! it's always interesting to see old projects. when i unpacked the blanket this morning, i found the needles on it still. but, what's worse than that? i had stopped in the middle of a row !
this is the beautiful aran heirloom blanket from interweave knits summer 2000 issue. the yarn is classic elite's waterspun, long discontinued. the pattern calls for a whopping 64 skeins, which i got on a super saving sale ... but still, that's A LOT of yarn! the blanket is knitted in panels. there are three narrow panels, and two wide panels. then, you sew the thing together and work the borders. i have knitted 2 small panels, and am about 1/3 of the way through one of the wide panels. it only took me a few minutes to figure out where i was in the chart, and i knitted a few more rows this morning.
it is not my goal to finish this before labor day, in the name of summer of stash, but it is my goal to continuously work on it until it is finished ... hopefully before winter.