Monday, February 22, 2016

Not as often as I'd like

I seem to be having trouble finding time to knit these days.  I'm not sure what has changed, other than I think I've knocked it down on my priorities list.  Here are the current in progress items:

This is the toe-up sock pattern, Back to Basics.  The yarn is from a past project, Gentleman Socks, that I made for my brother.  I bought 2 skeins, afraid that because his feet are large I'd need extra.  I didn't, and actually had plenty for the majority of what you see knit left over.  I have barely started on the second skein.

This yarn is wonderful, but for some reason, it keeps breaking.  I believe it's Malabrigo, in Indicieta.  The pattern is Dragonfly Rib Socks, but I didn't purchase it - it was gifted to me as a print pattern.  And I can't find my copy of it.  So, if I want to make the second one, I either have to search through a ton of boxes, or reverse engineer it.  I can figure out the toe, and I know the pattern, but I just have to deal with the heel.  Mine looks pretty good, and I started this way back in the day, so it had to have been fairly easy.

This is my cardigan that I finally picked and started.  I wasn't sure which one I wanted to knit, remember?  But I decided, after one cold bitter evening out, to knit Iced.  There are some modifications going on, as I don't have a size 11 cable needle.  I'm using 10.5s, and I also have to make it bigger.  So, the math is available for me to do, and I'm working on it as I go.  Fortunately, as it's a cardigan, if it's a bit big, that's a good thing.  I haven't split for the arms yet, and I'm not done with the increases.  It seems to be working out so far though.  Any late Winter knitting going on for you?

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