Archive for September, 2007

Naughty spot.

Look how innocent it looks, all blue and tweedy. I put this sweater on the naughty spot (can you tell I watch SuperNanny sometimes), because it just isn’t doing what I want it to. It’s sassing me. The worst part is that it’s almost done, and I’m itching to finish it so I can wear it! It knows how much I want it, so it’s being difficult. All I have left is half the cable pattern, a few more inches of stockinette stitch, then button bands. That’s it. Altogether, it shouldn’t take more than a day or two of focused knitting.

I will be victorious.

FO: Rum Runner RPM socks

RPM socks

Rum Runner RPM socks (with cat for scale)

Pattern: RPM from Knitty
Yarn: Yarn Pirate superwash sock, not quite 1 skein, color Rum Runner
Mods: I didn’t follow the pattern exactly, though it was because I though I had the pattern memorized.  No one can tell, though…
Start: August 1
Finish: Sept. 6 (I didn’t take it on vacation with me, which was a mistake)

This was my first attempt at short row heels, and I have to say that I still like heel flap better.  It just looks more sock-like that way.  This pattern has basically no stretch, which I discovered when I had completed the first sock.  Fortunately, I have fairly small feet, and made the second sock about 4 stitches larger, which was all I needed.  They were very quick, despite what the dates say, and look like a million bucks.  I wasn’t sure what to do with yarn that was this varigated, but I can see how this pattern works with basically all yarns of that variety.  I may try it again with many more stitches.

Getting back into the swing of things.

It’s hard to return from vacation.  I’m not one who plays the lottery frequently, but I always find myself buying a powerball ticket when I get back from vacation, in the hopes that I won’t have to ever stop having vacation (by winning the lottery).  It never works out.  So, here I am, back at work.  And the camera is dead, so no cool vacation pictures yet.

In other news, the tangled yoke cardigan is 9/10sths completed, but stalled.  I’m on the actual cable pattern, but for some reason I keep screwing up in row 8.  I don’t know what the deal is.  So, I put it down, and finished my Rum Runner RPM socks (pics soon).  I’m also finishing up the retro rib socks for a friend of mine; he’s been harassing me about them, and they’ve been 2 months in the making.  Once I finish those socks, then I’ll go back to the sweater and see what the damn deal is.  I even bought cool vintage buttons in London for it, so it will work out.  Or else.  I didn’t find any eratta in the pattern, so I suspect it’s my fault.  Did I mention that I hate cabling?

September 2007

Am I a joiner?

In the maw

Venezia Sweater
Seeded Cables Cardigan

Flickr Photos