Thursday, November 15, 2007
It's a good day to dye!
It's pretty disgusting today: rain, fog, the whole shebang. As a refreshing woman, I've opted to stay indoors most of the day. It's a good day to knit and maybe even dye.
I've been knitting socks from the cuff down for 20 years, and never needed to change direction. But then I bought Cat Bordhi's new book, New pathways for sock knitters, and I got hooked on toe-up socks. She has great diagrams for Judy's magic cast on, and that convinced me to try this. So now, just because of the cast on, I'm doing toe ups. And loving it.
Plus I modified the gusset increase and now the whole sock forms organically. EZ would have loved this method.
So here's what I'm working on: a pair of socks for my purple-loving niece, a pair of socks for moi, and a sweater that I started last February.
It would be nice to finish the sweater: I mean, it's getting chilly here, and besides I really like it. I used a soft gray merino in a lacy pattern. Started the sleeves, top down, in stockinette, and I don't like it. I'm going to rip out the sleeve, and put in some lace. Otherwise it looks like it's been tacked on. Dopey, IMHO.
Are you on Ravelry? I joined back in June, and it's so much fun. It's like a giant stitch 'n bitch. I've learned so much from it, and now my Guru, Jen (http://knittinglikecrazy.blogspot.com/) is helping me with this blog. So if anything looks good, you can thank her; if it looks weird, that's me. Like how I uploaded my pictures. Clearly this looks odd. Help!!!!
Here's what's wrong with Ravelry: I futz around so much with it that it's cutting into my knitting time. It's amazing how much time you can waste ( I mean play) with it. And talk about inspiration! Holey moley, you should see the projects posted!