Wednesday, March 18, 2015

More Corkshrooms

I am enamored! I just hope the recipients feel the same way - I know the cat loves hers, she only got one because it finished off the yarn and she kept trying to steal the others.

Yarn: Sock yarn scraps
Needles: US2.5/3.0mm
Timeframe: March 8 - 18, 2015.
Mods: Six rows for the first plain section, four for the second.
Problems: None!

Sunday, March 8, 2015

The Frog Pond Has Followed Me

I had a few misfires last month. Apparently it was not limited to last month:

This is going to be a felted oven mitt (Nova Felted Mittens). I followed the instructions, got a couple inches in, and then wondered why the needles felt odd. Susan Bates DPNs have gold needles for both US10 and US8. I know this. I have a needle gauge to check for such things. I obviously did not use the gauge when pulling out the needles for the project, as I had three US10s and two US8s. Oops.

I also thought I'd finish a sweater (Grettir) to wear for my dissertation proposal defense on Friday. Wednesday, I cast on the wrong number for the second sleeve and didn't realize until I was a few inches in. Rrrrrrriiiiip. It'll be done soon, but was not done for Friday. I've had excellent luck in nearly all other aspects of my life, so if all the bad luck is contained in my knitting, I'm not going to complain!

Saturday, February 28, 2015

February's Too Short

I have a few things almost finished, but with the three false starts this month and the Loopy Academy yarn purchase, I'm almost a mile up:

I also found some skeins in deep stash that were unaccounted-for, so all the numbers are up overall. I've got a pair of socks, a shawl (maybe two!), and two sweaters that should be done this month, so next month should look a lot better! It sounds like a lot of knitting, but it's just a lot of finishing. The socks are 3/4 finished, one sweater needs a couple more inches and sleeves, one shawl needs another inch or so, and the other sweater is mainly stockinette in worsted weight with one sleeve already finished. If only having the yarn came with having the time to knit it all up, I'd be set!