Saturday, May 31, 2014

Hiatus

This is the longest I've gone without a post since I started this blog. I find that a bit frightening. My knitting has slowed down a bit, that's true. I'm just worried that I don't have much to say about it lately. I suppose my mind has been focused elsewhere, with a work-related project that consumed my creativity and imagination for a while. And other extra-fiberly activities. Perhaps I did let that take over too much. I've picked up the needles again lately, though. Sure feels nice.

Work continues on the Fine-Knit Cardigan. I've finished the back and managed to make some progress on the right front panel. I'm still using a ratio calculator to make necessary gauge adjustments to the pattern. It's like taking a standardized test. 140 is to 120 as 9 is to _____. The answer is 7.7 -- or, rather, 7, since that section needs to be odd-numbered. Kind of fun, but also a bit nerve-wracking. I've been taking good notes, though, to ensure that if it ends up misshapen, at least it will be symmetrically misshapen.

And I started a pair of socks to have something to knit for the flight to a recent conference. This is the beginnings of a pair of Boyfriend Socks by Alice Bell. I'm using some Cascade Heritage Silk sock yarn in a nice neutral color that's really showing the stitches off well. I'm almost to the first heel on these toe-up socks. They're not nearly as complicated as they look since the cabling only happens every 6 rows.

I'll try to be better about making progress and posting about it. Hope all of you are hitting your knitting stride during this lovely spring, or autumn, depending on your habitational hemisphere.

4 comments:

  1. My knitting stride is fine but my BLOGGING stride is all off! Sometimes life has a way of interrupting the rhythm of things.

    The sock looks great. What an elegant pairing of yarn and pattern. What is the lovely embroidered furniture(?) on which it is displayed?

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  2. I haven't closed my blog, but it's been over a year since I've posted to it. The combination of Ravelry and Facebook seems to make it (almost) unnecessary...

    I like the sock!

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  3. I'm watching your cardigan progress with interest, and I am of course impressed with those amazing socks! I've only ever knitted plain ones.

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  4. I am in just the same state as you describe and I really assign it to having non-knitting things that are creatively exausting/satisfying happening and sapping out my energy and time before I can get to the keyboard/camera.

    'Thing is those other outlets will, for me, be temporary and Ravelry is nothing more than a notebook so I know I'll be back to it.

    I am also of one mind with Janelle in her comment about the socks and that fantastic fabric over which that sock is draped!

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