Tuesday, February 13, 2007

More Frogging

I tried the rainbow sock on Ellie a few days ago, and it just didn't fit right in the leg. Much too baggy, though the foot was the right size. I think when I swatched for gauge, I didn't take the elasticness of the yarn and the non-elastic properties of the pattern into account. So it's back into a ball to be restarted. Between this and the blazer, I am cutting down on my current projects by backing up rather than by finishing, which is a bit depressing.

I started up the second basketweave sock after frogging Ellie's sock, and have finished the ribbing. The kids have been a bit under the weather, so I've been doing more cuddling and less knitting for the last few evenings.

Sunday, February 04, 2007

Bye Bye, Blazer

Last night I frogged the back of the Equestrian Blazer, since it probably won't be flattering on me. Now I have nine balls of deep blue Cascade with no project planned for them.

Today I will be knitting afghan blocks during the Super Bowl for Warm Up America as part of the Super Sunday Knit In put forth by Knitty Gritty. In order to tie it in to Project Spectrum, I have chosen white and blue yarn for my blocks.

Friday, February 02, 2007

Basketweave sock

Originally uploaded by gldyas.
Completed man-sock! Next to it is what will eventually become the matching sock.

Basketweave detail

Originally uploaded by gldyas.

Log Cabin in Progress

Originally uploaded by gldyas.
Here's the middle of my Cascade 220 log cabin. This is a perfect TV watching project. It's about 33 inches square at this point, and I'm not sure how much bigger I will make it. I may just keep going until I run out of yarn.

Lullaby Sweater

Originally uploaded by gldyas.
B modeling the "Julie's Itchy Fingers" sweater I made for her while I was pregnant. It's still a little big, but it's a good outer layer on chilly days.