Saturday, February 12, 2005

Back from the frog pond

I managed to frog back to start over on the foot of the sock. I ended up knitting a few more plain round on the toe, and I have now started the Blueberry Waffle patterning. We'll see how it goes, but I expect it will be what I want. I also went down a needle size or two. We'll see how I like that, too. Time for me to get off this ol' computer and get down to knitting. Besides, my back hurts and I need to stretch.

Friday, February 11, 2005

Put Your Right Foot In...

...or maybe that's the left foot. I finally finished knitting one felted clog for my sweetie. Time to cast-on for its mate now, eh? I'm glad to make progress on this project. I am not pleased with my current socknitting effort. I cast-on some Sockotta, but wasn't sure what my ultimate pattern would be. I started toe-up, 2-on-1 circular, and worked up through the toes, and that's where the trouble began. I picked a cable pattern, charted, knitted a repeat, and I don't like it! Time for a trip to the frog pond, I suppose. I should go back to one of my earlier ideas and work in the good ol' "Blueberry Waffle" pattern stitch. In fact, now that I think of it (uh-oh, thinking is dangerous), the first time I got this yarn out to begin a pair of socks, that was the pattern I was going to use. Now it's toe-up, but, I think that's the pattern I will use. I'm also tempted to cast-on a pair of socks in some self-patterning yarn (don't know which, it doesn't matter) to also have for mindless car/traveling/waiting socknitting. I really shouldn't, though. Blueberry waffle is simple enough. I could do what one of my buddies from the NAKG, does and always cast-on another pair of socks as soon as I finish the last pair so that there are always socks on the needles. Sounds like a pretty good idea to me, but then again, I'm not the best judge of ideas. The last of my Christmas (2004) knitting is ready to mail. Yes, I know, I'm bad. I did get a thank you call for a late graduation shawl I mailed off last week. Well, before I do anything else, I'm going to get those mittens ready to go to Alaska.

Sunday, February 06, 2005


I can't sleep, so I'm giving this "blog" thing a try. I knit, and that's what this blog is to be about, if I can figure out how to do this right. I ought to be working on my "Kangaroo" from The Purl Stitch, but I'm not. Well, truth be told, I really should be sleeping, but since that's not happening, I could be making progress on my knitting. I'll give myself this credit: I completed my Christmas knitting. I just had to do some felting. Once it all dries, I'll send it off in the mail. Better late than never, eh? I could work on my DNA or the Felted Clogs, too. That WIP list isn't too bad.

  1. DNA Scarf (oldest WIP)
  2. Felted Clogs (that yarn seemed more blue in the shop)
  3. Kangaroo Pullover (about five more inches till I shape for the neck on the back)

Then I've got my future list of projects I'd like to make sometime soon.

  • Socks
  • Felted Daypack (IK Winter 2004)
  • Lace Shawl
  • Fair Isle Sampler hat (IK Winter 2004)

I'd also love to get a start on some gift knitting. I promised that I would finish a pair of mittens for someone. That lovely, lone mitten has languished in solitude for years. Well, it's morning, so I guess I'll give sleep another try.