In the end I went up to US 2.5 needles for the colorwork part and knitted really loosely, but it fits! Once the colorwork was done I went to a 1.5 for the ribbing, and have about another inch and a half on that. Yaaaayyy! And then I have to finish the other one, of… Continue reading Third Time Lucky
My Betwixt shawl is moving along! I’m just starting the big pattern band toward the end of the mosaic section. It’s an enjoyable knit so far, and I’m happy with how it’s turning out 🙂
My two active projects right now, the Betwixt shawl and the Calico shawl, are moving along reasonably well! Calico is a little blurry here, but you get the idea. It’s at the phase where every row seems to take forever, but it won’t actually be that long until I’m binding off. In the meantime, I… Continue reading Wednesday WIPs
Well, that didn’t work. At least this time rather than waiting until I cast off to try my Fright Night socks on, I tried them on as I went. And yup, they are too tight again. This attempt was on needles up 1 size from what I used for the rest of the sock, and… Continue reading Sock It To Me Monday: 3rd Time Lucky?
New yarn shop! I haven’t been to a new yarn shop in well over a year, and suddenly 2 new ones in 3 weeks! This week’s new yarn shop was Conversational Threads in Emmaus PA. I got to stop in there during our visit back to the Lehigh Valley in Pennsylvania. They opened just after… Continue reading Conversational Threads
In the face of all logic and sense, I cast on another project – my Betwixt shawl! Many of you voted on my proposed colorways earlier, and the different versions of the vampire colorway were the most popular. I’m using red for the main color and black for the accent in the mosaic section, and… Continue reading Another Saturday, Another Start
I ripped back my Fright Night socks to the start of the colorwork section and am giving it another shot. This time I went up a needle size thanks to the good suggestion from azwoolgirl. Between that and just trying to keep everything loose, hopefully this time everything will go OK 🙂
Well, I got my socks done this evening – with one small problem. The colorwork bands are too tight and won’t fit over my heels. D’oh! I tried to fit them both on several times, then went to the classic next step. “Maybe it will block out!” It did not block out. Sigh. Oh well.… Continue reading D’oh!