Well its that time of year again, yep the last minute rush to get assignments finished and exam study done. So what does that mean- well less knitting time for one!
So - what have I been up to. Well I have had startitis.
The sock pictured in the last post has been done and a pair of baby socks made from the leftovers. However sock number 2 has been put on hold for the start of these- the Nancy Bush Chalet Socks from Folk Socks in (gifted) STR Scottish Highlands. I don't mind that the pattern looks slightly invisible, I know its there, though they are a bit on the tight side as all the k tbl travelling stitches and ribbing really draw the sock in. I shall have to see how it goes but I think the 2nd sock may be done on 2.75mm needles not 2.5mm. Then its to the frog pond and a reknit.
I hate doing that. After all the effort I am a well suck it up and wear it anyway type of knitter. Which is why I normally stick to basic projects- Like the next shot. This is the back (or front) of the cover pattern on the Summer IK. Again not sure of how this is turning out. I seem to have a lot less cables on my jumper than theres does. I am using Jo Sharp Desert Garden Aran Cotton, but have the same gauge. Hmmm another mystery. I have 3 to the armhole- they seem to have 5.
The last thing on the needles I need some advise with. After listening to Lime and Violet ramble on about the Cookie sock patterns I headed over to the site and fell in love with the Millicent pattern.
I cast on with some very thin 4 ply yarn after measuring my calf (14") and all that. Now I know it is meant to go over another layer but is it just me or does it look too big. HELP- do I frog and cast on for the 13" sock or press on and see how it develops. Any help gladly appreciated.
I also headed over to the knittery after listening to the same L&V episode. I had forgotton about this store. It is good- very nice and fast service. And it is great to have some nice sock yarn here in OZ that is affordable. (A store bought over CTH but It was A$45 a bit too much for me!) I ordered only one skein of the cashmere merino as I am going to wait for the june update to get more. Does anyone know if their plain merino sock yarn is machine washable. I don't hand wash my socks so need yarn that is superwash. It does say not reccommended for felting so hmmm- may email them and ask. I shall let you know what the yarn is like when it arrives.
So Have I actually finished anything you ask? Well only the Knitting Daily Vine Lace Hat. I made it out of leftover Lang Merino 150 and it took only a small amount of yarn. However even in the blue it is a bit girly so this may be given to charity.
I also have bad news- after spending soo much time on the baby jumper pictured in the last post it was too small for the intended recipient. I felt bad as I really put alot of work into it. They are planning on another kid though so it will go away for a year until number two is ready for it.
Well thats it for now- must stop procrastinating and head back to the study- The assignment is already late and unfortuently won't write itself!!!