Thursday, September 24, 2009


I've got so many projects on the brain and not nearly enough time to accomplish them all. I generally only allow myself to work on one thing at a time or perhaps two if I need something simple for the car.

I'm knitting Cable Rib Socks with some lovely Starry in Cocoa Kiss. For big socks they are coming along quickly.

The other night I miscrossed a cable and was convinced I could drop down and fix it without ripping back 8 whole rows. So I undid the errant 9 stitches and dropped down one row below the mistake. I picked up and corrected all 8 rows of the first 3 stitches (without a crochet hook too because I don't have one small enough for fingering weight) but then it came time to do the cable. Things got hairy. I might have cursed a few times but I kept going. I ended up making a mess. Much worse than just leaving the cable alone and knew I was done for. I set the sock down knowing that I really couldn't work on a cabled sock with black fingering weight yarn in the low light of evening.

I needed something simple so I did a gauge swatch hat. Nice and Easy. Just what I needed to fortify me. See, I need some confidence because I'm making a cardigan for the 7 year old and I'm steeking it. I've never steeked before but I really hate knitting flat.

I'm using Diane Soucy's pattern from Knitting Pure and Simple and I think I've got a plan. I even made a swatch so I could practice steeking (which failed as it unraveled at the edges so I clearly need to make another). I'm both thrilled at the idea of cutting my knitting and also really freaking scared.

I also bought yarn to start this as soon as I can.

I'm in love with it!


Blogger Amy said...

OMG!! I love that pillow design.

6:37 PM  

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