Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Sock sadness.

I cast on for a new pair of socks. I'm doing a Harris Tweed pattern (which seems to be a pretty loose pattern). Here are my issues. 1. A needle came out. 2. The needle that came out broke in the car door (as you can see). 3. The sock appears to be very wide around.

My question is - what is TOO loose for a sock top? I have a feeling this will be too loose. And, it seems a bit busy to me - for the color and pattern.

Thoughts? Comments?

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Knitting Green.

On my non-knitting blog I have been investigating what it means to "go green" (secretly hating the term). When you knit a lot and have friends that knit, you end up with a lot of left over bits. So people give these bits to charity, some make small items, some just toss them. I like to use the bits whenever I can. In particular I have an icord rug that is always in the works, a patchwork scarf, crazy leftovers socks and now washcloths. I got 1 3/4 skeins of this really nice cotton from Avivah a while ago. Enough to do something really small, but too much to do something too small. You know, just in the middle... Well I decided to design a bunch of washcloths. Patterns coming soon (for those crazy enough to want to knit cloth ... like me)!

Friday, March 27, 2009

Cross Country Socks - FO.

These were a WIP until last night. Does that make it a FO? Finished them up at knit and bitch (which was good because it was just the toe to finish). I can't wait to give them to the birthday person! YIPPY. I'm now designing some wash clothes and wondering what to cast on for next. Hmmm. Maybe I should look at my Ravelry queue?

Sunday, March 22, 2009

When Frogging Is Loved.

I got some left over cotton from Avivah that I was planning on designing a couple of wash clothes out of. I know - who needs yet another wash cloth - but I thought that as gifts go and the spare bathroom ... sort of a nice touch.

My little sister had cast on (just to practice) and was knitting up a bit for the first one. I was going to finish it yesterday and notices that there were some dropped stitches in the cable. Opps. So, we frogged it. I'll get back to casting on and creating some lovely pink wash clothes, once Methow is done with it. Methow loves fibers. In particular she loves raw wool (when I spin she'll dig into it so much that she'll walk around the house with wool on her head). But, any fiber drives her crazy. I think in a previous life she was a weaver!

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Calming Things Down.

I have so many projects in the design stage, the craft room has been under a re-vamp, and the needled projects just don't seem to be getting enough done. I'm slowing down. Slowing down a lot. I'm going to finish up the socks on the needles right now and then move slowly into the next set of things. Too many things makes me feel like I'm not making any progress on any of them!

Here is the current project. A pair of socks for a birthday present!

Friday, March 6, 2009

New Pattern - Deep V Vest.

Deep V Vest has been posted. I've also posted it on Ravelry.

Thanks Avivah for being a great pattern tester!

Knitting While On The Road.