Wednesday, January 28, 2015
Tuesday, January 27, 2015
Yesterday, at long last, I was able to pick up my car, a 2007 Chevy HHR named Hharry and became mobile again.
Hharry became my best bud, as we finally were able to go grocery shopping and run some errands.
Mobility is wonderful.
While sitting at home this past week and more, I restarted the sock that I talked about. So now of course I can fret if it will be too small. Even when I get gauge, I always worry because they look small until you put them on. The pattern is Broken Seed Stitch. And it looks harder than it is.
The cuff is solid purple and then I switch to one row purple, one of Sonatina, a pink and peach swirl. But because the multicolor os knit in seed stitch. With the purple plain knitting, the sock has great texture and color patterning. I am not a fan of faire isle or stranded knitting. But because here you only work with one yarn at a time, it is a painless and easy way to get some fancy looking socks.
I do seem to be on a seed stitch kick lately. First Green Flowy, which I also spent time on, has large sections of the pattern. I have a pattern generated for an oatmeal colored vest with seed stitch borders ready to start soon. I think the baby sweater pattern I have ready has seed stitch incorporated, and now these socks.
Hope I don't get tired of it before I get done.
Saturday, January 24, 2015
I mentioned yesterday that I was frogging a newly cast on sock. I was concerned that my last couple completed pairs were a bit too large. I decided to reboot and start over casting on only 60, rather than 64stitches. I hope this will be enough of a reduction. It should make them about a half inch smaller around. I think that should make the difference. Hopefully all else will be equal.
So now I am back where I was before starting over. After a few more rows I can start the broken seed stitch pattern using a pink and peach tonal yarn on alternate rows. Then I can settle those into being brainless knitting, when the need arises. Perhaps I will put them in the rotation as car knitting and try to finish the current pair. Or not. I will need to ponder that a bit.
And the waiting? Well, my check came, after the dealer was closed for the day. (Grrr!) So more waiting. But at least now, I can see the light at the end of the tunnel. Hharry will soon be here at home.
Friday, January 23, 2015
I had also been missing my fingerless gloves. I have been wearing them even in the coldest weather when I go out, especially while driving. (Although, see above, that hasn't been much of an issue lately.) But I had recently notice a hole near the cuff of one. How that got there I have no idea.
Next I picked up the stitches just below the hole, but above the purl ridge.
I planned on taking a couple pictures during the process, but I got carried away. It went so quickly, that before I knew it, I was done.
And fingerless mitts would be a good summer project to work on when it is a bit warm to be working on long sweaters.
As though I need any more ideas for projects to work on. I did cast on a pair of socks recently too after ripping out a half finished sock. I may frog these as well and start over. The main reason I am considering frogging them was that the last couple pairs I made felt loose while being worn. I thought it may be the yarn wasn't as bouncy, but considering that I do have some problems with arthritis, my tension may be weakening on the tiny needles. I really don't want to try using size 0, so maybe I should restart with a bit fewer stitches. The yarn I am using are from another frogged pair, so I don't want to play with it too much.
Yup. I think I am pulling out the needles on that tonight.
Wednesday, January 21, 2015
Needless to say I am still waiting. However, Hubby got the truck fixed today, so I can borrow that for Bible Study tomorrow. But I really want my car.
But I have been knitting right along too. I cast off the left front of the Green Flowy Cardigan and immediately cast on for the right. I also transcribed the pattern, writing out the reversed directions for the right side. I think I am good to go until I get to the sleeves. But that will be a while.
In between the cardigan knitting I also finished my St. Benedict cowl. Out of alpaca and bamboo yarn, it is the first finished object for 2015.
Unless its is another made out of homespun? Time to go stash diving.