Warning: Long and Pic-heavy Post ahead!
Those were the words swirling around in my head. Coming to mind as I look over all the knitting I have around me.
Challenge: I took on the challenge of knitting 2 pairs of socks at one time on an extra long circular needle. I didn’t get too far with that. Whenever I knit on them, it bothers my wrists. I don’t know what it is. I’m thinking it’s because the first time I knit Crusoe I did it on DPNs. or just too many socks on the cords weighing it down.
Adjustment: One of those pairs is coming off. I’m finding more and more sock patterns I want to try and frankly, I don’t need two pairs of Crusoe. At least, not at one time.
Challenge: Tulip Socks. Something was bugging me about them, but I couldn’t put my finger on it at first.
Renewal: I don’t think Palette is the right yarn for them. If only Knitpicks sold a bunch of more solidly constructed sock yarns in the same color palette as Palette, one might be inclined to try the socks with that instead. I DO think Palette would be great for mittens, and the Northern Lights mittens are sending me vibes. K is making a pair and so far, hers look great! At least now, I can justify not needing them til it gets cold. 🙂
Charlotte’s Web Shawl, sans edging/fringe — It’s getting fringed but not today. I’m having a problem with the way it looks. The design doesn’t pop out at me. I know, it’s the variegated yarn. You can get a better idea of the pattern from a distance and on a solid white background, but what about when I’m wearing it? *sigh* Charlotte’s a bit short because somewhere in there I farked up the pattern and I wasn’t about to rip back. I knew if I kept going on the misaligned stitches I’d end up with another Shimmer disaster, so I quit while I was ahead.
Dyed sock yarn — Redyelloworange. This will become socks for the girls. I have another ball undeyed and it will become socks for their brother.
Hot Pot! Well, not anymore. Because I’ve got two potholders and I’m working on an oven mitt to match! Note to self: Next time you want to make something up, write it down so your set pieces will match! Duh.
As for the NYC Spin-Out, I didn’t go. Once I knew it was going to rain I cancelled my sitter for the weekend. Then I got wind of an indoor location for the meeting but not until after it would have been a waste of time trying to get the sitter back on and getting the kids TO the sitter(not close by), and then getting TO the event in time to enjoy it. So, I stayed home. I’m sure there’ll be pics from other attendees out there in the spinning blogosphere.
*I finally learned the difference between roving and top.