Monday, May 29, 2006
Okay. So I have been knitting. Probably more than someone who is selling a house/buying a new one/moving across the country/raising a toddler should. There's a lot to get to in this post, since we're sending the computer off tomorrow, and I want to get some actual knitting content into my blog.
First things first: I finished my Project Spectrum socks on time! They've been done for a couple of days and it turned out to be a rather satisfying knit. They look like they're different lengths in the photo, but one of them is just slouching -- my photographer wasn't feeling particularly patient today.
Pattern: Retro Rib Socks from the Winter 2004 issue of Interweave Knits
Yarn: Opal Handpainted in a green variegated colourway
Needles: US #1.5 DPNs
Mods: I made them about an inch shorter in the leg in fear that I'd run out of yarn.
Generally, I'm pretty happy with these socks. There are a few mis-steps in the rib pattern, due to a few space outs caused by the mindlessness of the pattern repeat. The stitch pattern and yarn colour aren't really my style, so they'll probably end up as a gift.
So, on to June and blue. I picked up some Wildfoote in the Bluegrass colourway for next month's socks. I actually shopped around this month, hitting all of T.O.'s yarn stores in search of some super luxe sock yarn, but while I did come across some Socks That Rock and Lorna's Lace, the colours didn't work out. At least I'm straying from Opal though -- I love the stuff, but it's time to move on.
And finally, to step outside the realm of the sock, I cast on for Jess Hutch's Squarey, which is a little pillow/stuffed guy. I've been meaning to make one for Ruby's room since Hutch-mania hit around the New Year, but haven't had time. I still don't (have time, that is), but a few days of mindless stockinette in needles that are larger than toothpicks should do me good. Since I'm planning to use the Wildfoote to attempt the now ubiquitous Pomatomus socks, I should have a project going that'll clear my head.
And to end this massive post, I just want to let you know that next time you hear from me, I'll be in Calgary. So, no SPC tomorrow, but I'm really looking forward to the June challenge: Pop Art!