Thursday, October 24, 2013

Where were you? I was knitting.

I've been completely absent- from the blog. I've been in and out of life, it feels like. I tried to update more from the phone, but either it wouldn't work or I'd somehow manage to mess up a previously posted post which would then fail to update. Trying not to make things worse, i lay off completely.
There's been a lot of moves and changes in my life, so it's kind of nice to remind myself I still know how to knit, and I can still manage (sort of) Fair Isle! I'm pretty bad at colorwork, but have so many projects i want to make that will involve colorwork techniques. Tons of mittens, mostly!
A hexipuff was a good practice bit. I made up the pattern as I went. The colors are -slightly- less grody in real life.

Sunday, October 6, 2013

Sock KAL in progress: two socks forward, one sock back

So my knitting group started a toe up sock knitalong in January. It's been super helpful to have so many opinions and to be encouraged to stick with a project. I've already completed a whole sock! Unfortunately, it is much too loose. It's falling down at the top and would bunch up in a shoe. I've pulled it on and arranged it to look reasonable on my foot for the picture, but it's really not going to work. So I'm knitting the second sock shorter, and possibly doing the cuff differently, and then I'll rip and reknit the first sock to match the second. There is where I'm afraid this delayed second sock syndrome will kick in: will I want to reknit this sock for essentially the THIRD time?