So, what d'ya think? Is it a pair...does this count??
One of the hardest things for me when knitting socks is keeping enough interest to knit it's mate. I have tried using the circs to knit both pair at the same time....but I just get so bloody dizzy with it all. The grey sock is the beaded sock from the six sock KAL and the burgandy one, also from the KAL, is the fluted bannister sock.
I really love the way that the bannister sock fits. I am less thrilled with the beaded sock's fit. The koigu is great to work with, but I guess I prefer the stitch gauge of the size 1 needle that I used on the bannister sock. The beaded sock was done as the pattern suggested on a size 2.
Both of these socks introduced a new technique for me. The bannister sock had an EOP heel, which is a bit different than what I usually do........not sure that I like it yet. The beaded sock, has a star toe, which eliminates doing the kitchner stitch. I didn't think that I would like that at all.......but surprise.......I really like the way it fits, and it eliminates that darn stitching. Yay! Now the challenge will be to see if I can get the mates finished.
The New Year
One of the things I have noticed as I have surfed around the blogs this week, is the desire to be a bit more organized or focused in knitting. All those yarn diets and finishing projects. Cassie had a great post that kind of encompassed exaclty how I have been feeling and she did with great humor..LOL.
Been there searchin' thru those baskets right there with ya.... Happens to this ADD adult ALL the time!
One of the things that I always seem to feel when I am surfing is the need to keep up with y'all. I had more projects started this year than I have EVER had... which again, is a real easy thing for an ADD adult to succumb to. On the other hand, I think that blogging in a strange, weird way, has helped me stay more focused on my knitting. I have managed to get more knitting finished in one year than I probably ever have before. I'm not sure however, that I have completely enjoyed it. ......kind of a knitting frenzy.
Oh dear .......will I get ALL of these presents knitted in time for Christmas?.
"Oh darn, ...... my socks for the KAL are lanquishing.
"Oh no", another KAL, that looks so neat....
"Hmmm" ..... that knit one read one seems great too.
" Lovely fair isle"...... I should probably give that a try.
Those lativian mittens ..... maybe some of those would be nice? Ok,ok....those are for a GREAT cause,...maybe I will be lucky enough to win them in the drawing and not have to knit them.
For this year, I am going to slow it down a bit. What I ended up with for Christmas was a
damn lovely case of ......tendonitis. So for now,I am going to TRY to limit myself. One on the go project and one big project and finish those before moving onto the next. I have also neglected the spinning wheels over the last few months, so giving my tired wrist a break, I will do a little more spinning and play a bit more with felting....which brings me onto my next topic.
New Year's Eve revisited
Remember that pink nuno scarf that I did at the felting party up yonder in wilds of Maine? Well, if you know me, I am just not a pink kind of girl. Kind of clashes with the red hair..LOL. That wool, looked more earthy brown orange in the ball of roving, but WOW on the scarf it was PINK!
Wild thoughts started running thru my head. "Looking mighty murky in there isn't it?"....."Was this a mistake?" "Oh well.......I DID learn alot in the class......I can always make another." "At least no one will be here to watch me have to toss it in the recycling bin"