Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Knitting is a boon for those of us who are easily bored.

I take my knitting everywhere to take the edge off of moments that would otherwise drive me stark raving mad. (Stephanie Pearl-McPhee)

I don't have a lot to report for Wednesday WIPs and FOs. I've been trying to be monogamous with my knitting, so the only project (other than the eternal sock blanket) has been the yoga socks I cast on at last week's Knit Night. I finished the first sock by Saturday, and I'm almost done with the second one. It's amazing how quickly a pair of socks can be knit if you leave out the heel and toe.

This pattern (from Patons) is a really easy pattern stitch (a textured broken rib) that looks really nice with the self-striping yarn. I like using the self-striping sock yarn, but normally I settle for a "plain vanilla" sock in order to show off the yarn's pattern. I think I might substitute this stitch pattern for the stockinette in my next pair of plain socks.

I have to confess, though, that as much as I like the way the yoga socks are turning out, the person who commissioned them wasn't as impressed. So I think I'm going to cast on a pair of Yoga Monkeys once I finish this pair and see if she likes them better.

I still have a chemo hat promised to be knit, and a pair of baby socks for Becka's co-worker. Plus I want to get yarn and do a baby surprise jacket since the February Zimmerman KAL was my idea. Sigh. How do people actually just knit one project at a time?

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Blanket Update:
53 squares in 53 days
(Status: Still keeping up...)


Cari said...

You have a yoga-er right here who would LOVE them if she doesn't! <3

Sandi said...

You'll get first dibs. LOL