Wednesday, February 22, 2012
Work-in-Progress Wednesday 81
Hi everyone!!! I hope you're all doing great. I've been very busy lately, which makes time FLY by. I can't believe it's another WIPW!
I've been working on just about everything here and there so a ton doesn't look like it's gotten done on each piece of knitting, but it has!
I've worked a little on the Time Traveler socks. Here's a picture but you can't really tell I'm sure. LOL Still, I thought I'd take a picture of them since you haven't seen them for awhile. You may remember, this will be my first after thought heel. You can see the orange yarn in the brown stripe that is the placeholder for those stitches.
I've also worked on my Rhombi sweater and I PROMISE you that it will be finished for FO Friday next week. I don't think I can finish and block it for this Friday. I'm super excited and nervous to finish it. I had been putting it off, not wanting to ruin it. For some reason I had this mental block about picking up the stitches for the front and neck. I'll be starting that today! My husband this weekend said, "what happened to the cardigan?" When I told him why I hadn't been working on it, he said, "you just need to work on it. It's your first sweater. If it's not perfect that's okay." So, when we got home from running errands, I got it out and started working on it again. He's right, it doesn't need to be perfect. Some knitters' first sweaters aren't even wearable! :) Since I'm so close to being finished, I won't post a picture so that you can see it when it's finished.
This is a new project for me. As I mentioned on Friday, I cast on new socks! These are my first pair of Cookie A socks. I've LOVED her patterns but they all seem pretty hard since I haven't tried cables yet. I got the book Knit. Sock. Love by Cookie A and realized that the pattern Monkey isn't cables! So I started it with a size US 2 needles. The ribbing turned out HUGE for some reason. I'm sure not if it's because of the twisted stitches. I frogged it and then used a US 1, but now I think they're too small. I'm not sure what to do at this point. Do I keep going? I'm using the Candy Skein January Monthly Sock Club colorway, Arctic Mint.
That's it for me. Have a great day!
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