Wednesday, 29 February 2012

For want of some yarn

You may not believe it, but right now - this very moment in time - I am in need of some yarn:

This is my latest quick knit. Started on the bus home after work last night the knitting was all done before bed. This is a Calorimetry - a knitted headband to keep my ears warm and hide the many bad hair days that have caught me out recently.

So it's all done? Well no, not quite. The knitting is done but the whole thing fastens with a button at the back and I didn't have anything suitable. This morning I nipped to the market and found a small green button for 15 pence. I bought one and a spare (just in case).

Back at work now and awaiting my lunch break I've realised that despite remembering to bring the needle to sew the button on with, I've managed to leave behind the yarn ends I'd kept for sewing the button on. So, but for the want of some yarn, this project would have been finished -- instead it'll have to wait until tonight.

Monday, 20 February 2012

Sock Deconstructed

I'm making good progress on my second Stripe Tease sock.

At this stage it's strongly resembing some kind of sock 'net'. Back in my primary school days I remember drawing out a variety of different nets to then assemble them into the appropriate 3D shapes. This is a bit like that...

Sadly it'll have to wait a couple of days to form the intended shape - I snapped a circular knitting it yesterday. A replacement is on order (and in the meantime, a cowl or two).

Friday, 10 February 2012

WIP: Stripe Tease

Another day, another sock:

This is the first of a pair...

... and a new construction.

The pattern is 'Stripe Tease' and I originally cast on for December's SKA "Unique Construction" challenge. I'm not yet decided on these socks. I like what they've done for the crazy but for a mindless stockinette sock you don't get much mindless knitting time -- so often these socks were stalled on needing a chunk of time to pick up the next batch of stitches.

I guess I need to see how I feel when I knit the second one!

Thursday, 9 February 2012

FO: Boating Socks

I successfully hit my target of the end of the month (January) for these socks:

There were a few bumps and hurdles along the way but they're done:

Lookin' good!


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