Thursday, February 02, 2006
Finishing School Flunkout
Why are so many knitters so reluctant to finish a project? I wish I knew, because I've got a FEFI in need of sleeve seaming and a Spherey in need of limb attaching sitting longingly in my craft corner. But, did I take the time to finish them over the last few days? No, I cast on a pair of Jaywalkers.
Maybe it's the fact that it's too warm to wear a FEFI these days, or that the baby that Spherey will be gifted to isn't due for a few weeks. Or maybe I'm just too addicted to the simplicity of making knitted stitches. Either way, I succumbed to the blogger herd mentality and decided to make my first pair of socks the ubiquitous Jaywalker. I'm using the Opal Handpainted yarn, I think in the exact same colour that Grumperina used for the original pattern in Magknits. I'm loving the zigzag pattern but though I haven't moved on to the challenge that will be the foot shaping, I am having a few problems with the particular beast that is sock knitting. I made a wee mistake the other night (I've been watching the O.C. Season One DVDs whilst knitting) and because I'm essentially knitting with toothpicks, I found it really difficult to unwind and pick up my stitches properly . So there's a weird little hole at the back of the sock, but I managed to stabilize it and I'm hoping it won't drive me crazy every time I wear the socks.
Oh, and thank you to everyone who sent birthday wishes to Ruby. We celebrated last night with some yummy Butternut Squash Mac 'n' Cheese (yes, it's unfortunately a Rachel Ray recipe) and Ruby delighted over her gifts. I'll post a picture of her with her new Kate in the days to come.