Saturday, January 12, 2008

I Resolve... knit more and then post about it. Sounds simple, eh? I've been doing quite a bit of knitting, actually, I just haven't been in the writing mood. The semester got off to a fast start and we've been very busy around here.

I did get most of the body of the British Checks Sweater re-knit. Just a few more rounds to go. I tried it on Jeff again. We don't have a halter-top this time, but things are still a little snug. I think I'm within the blocking zone this time, so I'm not going to re-knit it yet again. I think I'd go insane. Me and gauge -- we are destined to be eternal enemies, it seems.

I've also been picking up the Gentleman's Sock with Lozenge Pattern, AKA the Pineapple Socks, from time to time. Yesterday and today I knit the heel flap and this morning I finished turning the heel and have gotten started on the gusset decreases. The instructions say to keep the lozenge pattern going -- something like "continue pattern on needles 2." I like how Ms. Bush assumes that by now you've figured this out and don't need row-by-row instructions on how to keep the pattern going. In some cases, this type of vagueness would freak me out, but I seem to be in sync with Nancy on this one. Feels nice. So far so good.

Oh, and I did a bit of stash enhancement last weekend. My knitting friend Melissa was knitting with some of this, and I just had to get my hands on it. It's Lorna's Laces Shepherd Sock (which I always love) in the colorway "Mineshaft." Intriguing, to say the least! The Knitting Nest had two hanks left, and I snatched them up. I love Lorna's Laces sock yarn (see this and that), I love darker colors, and I can't wait to give this a try.


  1. British Checks Sweater coming along GREAT!! I can't wait see finsh outfit!

    Also Sock coming along great too!

    Chack my blog too!

    Charles in CA

  2. Your projects are looking great! I always have tension issues too, maybe it's a continental thing???

  3. That British Checks is just amazing! I would have torn my hair out to have ripped it. Trust that a good brute force blocking can perform miracles.