Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Knitting News from the Cynical Gal

Gauge. Stretchy bind off. Trying new things. I'm a Knitter, not a knitter, thank you very very much. But, I'll tell you right now, that I did make a real effort to do the cable top socks in Cat Bordhi's Socks Soar on Two Circulars. I did, but I didn't feel that this was the time or situation for that level of trial and error so, I tried a tubular (double knitting) top. That didn't work because, well, grafting might require my practicing on a heavier weight yarn on a project that doesn't matter much to me, like two swatches of yucky yarn that I don't care if I screw it up. But I don't want to develop graftophobia (a term from Cat's book). It just wasn't meant to be this time.

I ended up with a K1P1 rib with an increase every other stitch on the last row before casting off. It actually looks okay, kinda pretty. And isn't Gracie a lovely model/backdrop for the sock pic? Say yes, agree with me, you'll be glad you did. (I don't know why.)

Will it be odd if I try a different kind of toe on the second sock? Hmm. Maybe I'll save that adventure for the next pair. The next pair will be from tofutsies in pink and white, I think, for me, with a lacey pattern. There. I said it. For me. Back to that.

I also need to get back to the Sonnet, I just can't wait to find funkadelic, or maybe rustic and woodsy (depending on my mood) buttons for it.

Oh, and news about the Blueberry...I accidentally felted it a little. Oops. So, it is now the Blueberry Angel. It was with me for a while to teach me so many things about knitting and about life. It was my first project just for me. I gave it to Chicago Sarah who accepted it so gracefully. It is a little short for her (she's a tall gal), and we are feeling adventuresome so we will be making it into a cardigan. I'm looking forward to the project, and it looks really cute on her as it is.

1 comment:

  1. Everyone has a project that gets passed on to a different size person. I'm glad that you will be able to be brave enough to make it into a cardigan. I bet CS will look great in it too.

    The socks still rock (IMHO)!


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