bleary-eyed

So I took a whole bunch of photos, but almost ALL of them were blurry. And seeing as how I’m too tired to take more…here the best ones.

My tall socks – sport weight socks go fast! Especially since I changed my needle to the Garnstudio one. Still a good amount of yarn left in the first skeins, and I’ve got three for each – we’ll see how tall these socks can get! I’m almost to the point where I need to add increases, but I don’t want to do too many for fear of them falling down.

And check out that ‘not-based-on-a-pattern’ short-row heel!

I’m going to try and finish up the punk vest this weekend, but I’ve got a ton of work to do. Oh, and I’m a couple inches into the body of my modified Retro-prep, too. Better photos later this weekend. Must go to bed…

drops and blisters

I went to the big yarn store again today (sacrilege, I know) and I got another ball of Regia Jubilee Color, in blues (I think it’s Antigua?). I think that the Jubilee Color is my favourite Regia (possibly favourite sokc yarn) because there’s so much patterning going on! I mean, I like stripes too, but they’re not nearly as exciting.

I was also looking for another Garnstudio Drops needle, something smaller than the 2.5 mm that I got last time, but they didn’t have anything. And looking at the Garnstudio website, I don’t think they even come any smaller than 2.5 mm. I did, however, manage to find the one 80 cm 3.5 mm Garnstudio needle that they had, which will make my tall socks MUCHO easier. That Collection needle, oy, it was REALLY getting on my nerves. I’m even getting a bit of teensy blisters on my right thumb from having to always hold the front needle, pushing the stitches up. I’ve already worked a few rounds on the new needle (I’m at a library at school – yay for wireless internet!) and it’s much, much better. I might have to take a break from the socks, though and let me thumb get happy again.

I took your advice, Joyce and Aven, and started the second sock so that I’d remember what I did on the first one’s heel!

Not much else going on – oh, I finished the major knitting on the vest. Just the neckband and armbands now. I’ll try to put up some pictures later!

out of date

You know, I took pictures of my sock and the vest last night and uploaded them and all that, but now that I go to put them up, they’re out of date. So I’ll hold off…and since I’m rather busy the next two days, it might be that long before I get the new photos up. I’ve got just one half of the front neck shaping to go on the vest (plus the neckband and armbands) and I turned the heel on the first sock! It was my first short row heel, and I managed to get it right (or at least looking proper) winging it while in lecture this afternoon. It’s easy and pretty fun, too!

In the meanwhile, I got buttons for my must have, and I wore it today! It looks, in my opinion, a lot better a) now with buttons and b) in person. It actually fits really well, too, which is good.

And I’ve decided what to do with that Highland Chunky – a cardigan version of this, from Patons

It’s called the “Urban Aran” and is from the same booklet as the Must Have. I’ve got this huge gap in my schedule tomorrow – I think I’ll take my Retro Prep, possibly the Urban Aran to cast on, and possibly the sock. Since I need to do increases on the sock leg, I might have to leave that one until I’m at home and can try it on to figure out the increases.