I swear I had planned to post last week, I had even started writing!, but when a friend is heartbroken I rather hang out with them than to sit in front of a computer (though there’s always a ton of that). wouldn’t you?
before and after
so where were we? something with socks would be fitting…
joelene claims to have told me her short row trick
a long time ago, but we have yet to find any concrete proof of this so I’m going to stick with my claim ‘no you didn’t!” claim. the top pics show the way I was doing my short rows before, with some teasing out of wraps and maybe some k3tog’s (tbl) and p3tog’s thrown in. umm, yeah, I still wasn’t getting them to match and I can still see some holes in it. the bottom pics show jo’s way which is so. much. better! on my hands and my soul. ahhh, no holes!
woolarina sock yarn
I’ll have to redo the heel on this poor sock, but I’m having fun knitting another dragon set. I need hurry though since this one isn’t for me.
fun with dye
another quickie sock, this time with a picot cuff. I’m already at the toes, been there for weeks actually, but I can’t decide what kind of toe to do. this seems to happen to me every time, I suck at making easy decisions. I’ll just have to look at one of my books and see what works with the stitch count.
omg it’s not a sock!
calm down, I know! it’s crazy that I’m actually knitting something that isn’t a sock (and taking a picture of myself that doesn’t include my feet!), but I started this poor sweater (simple knitted bodice
) labor day weekend while the bf drove us to his parents’ house. I often get these grand plans that I’ll sit and knit on a long weekend and end up with a sweater. I never factor in other people and their plans for my
time. needless to say I didn’t pick up my needles that whole weekend. I finally started working on it two weeks ago when a certain somebody
started, um, “reminding” me about it….every day : )
this was my progress at the beginning of last week, I’ve managed to finish both sleeves since then. all I have to do is pick up the neck stitches and I should have a finished sweater that’s perfect for this lovely mild weather we’re having (these sunny fall days are my favorite). I chose to knit it with a cotton (kona bay pima cotton) for a more casual look and feel. this is my first time knitting a cotton sweater and people started freaking me out , warning me on how heavy it would be. nope, not with this yarn. it’s actually pretty light, though I imagine it will stretch out a little like any cotton would. I’ll see how it goes once I’m actually done and wearing it around town. knitting it has been great, just the speed I needed right now, the fit is right on, and the cotton has a cool, silky hand to it.
the back, because there’s always somebody that asks about the back
I wish I had posted sooner, there were all these things I wanted to link to and show ya, but right now I don’t remember any of it. once it comes to me again I’ll post -I’m not going to say when though since certain smart asses
start messaging me about it!
vintage floral – mottled
before I go, a little extra yarn porn for socktoberfest. my order from piece of beauty
arrived the day after I posted about it. I’ve been good about not casting on right away – I don’t know how much longer I can hold out for. the yarn is really soft, with a beautiful ply. and the colors, well the image speaks for itself I think.