Sock It To Me Monday

I have to be honest: I think it would be really cool if I could knit a pair of socks a week and share them with you every Monday, only because I like saying Sock It To Me.

I finished my Rainbow Dashing socks. I love how they turned out. Yarn Geek Fibers is wonderful, and I highly recommend you check her out. She goes to a lot of fiber festivals around the Mid-West, so if you are regionally local you might be able to find her in person. Her skeins are 110 g instead of 100 g, which I really like because I like tall socks. I also like bonus socks, and in this case I have enough leftover to make Audrey a pair of Rose City Rollers.

I hope all of your projects are making progress. I also hope you will find a way to use the phrase “sock it to me” in conversation sometime this week. I also hope I’m not the only one who used to watch Laugh In on Nick at Night.

WIP Wednesday

I haven’t spent much time knitting this week, but I do have a bit of progress to show.

My socks continue to plug along. I should finish the gusset tomorrow (I’ll have a half hour of swim lesson knitting time to focus on the sock). If I put my mind to it I should be able to finish these by next Wednesday. The weather is beautiful here, so if I remember to throw my knitting in the stroller I will probably get some park knitting done this week.

I’ve been working on my Northeasterly a fair amount this week. I wanted to get the first stripe to 60 inches (I plan to make this a sixty inch square blanket) because I wanted to have an easy visual to check the size. I really like how this blanket it turning out. I’ll probably need to take a break from it before too long so I can knit something with worsted weight yarn to create some scraps. I love how cozy this blanket is, it will be perfect to snuggle under and watch movies in winter (whenever I finish it).

I think I might cast on a fun project to take my mind off of the shawl kerfuffle. We shall see.

Knitting SNAFU

I was working on my shawl this morning and was just about to start the second section when I noticed I was off by a stitch. One stitch I can fudge, in a row of 167 stitches no one will notice an extra stitch. Then I counted the stitches on each side of the center. Instead of having 83 stitches on each side I had 81 on one side and 86 on the other. I then looked at the shawl to see where I made my mistake. I couldn’t find the exact spot, but I did notice that my last section of stockinette is longer than the other sections. Four whole rows longer.20190512_2130281498357213884604438.jpg

I can ignore having one extra stitch. I can even ignore having the wrong number of stitches on each side – I know where the pattern goes and I know it will look fine. I just don’t know if I can live with one section slightly longer than the other section.

Is it worth tearing out a significant portion of my work for something no one else will likely notice? I’m working from two different skeins, alternating every other row, so tearing that out will be a huge pain, especially because I am pulling from the center of the cake instead of the outside.

I don’t want to frog it back. I’m not sure I’ll be happy if I don’t frog it. I fear the shawl is going to go back into hibernation. You will see it again this fall when I get the courage to look at it again. Unless, of course, you convince me that it will look even better if I keep it the way that it is.

WIP Wednesday

I’ve been in a knitting rut. Luckily I agreed to knit a friend some mittens, so I am currently working on a pair of worsted mittens. Easy mittens are a nice palate cleanser for me. I get to take a break from my main projects and breeze through a project. I should have these finished tonight or tomorrow, depending on how much knitting I get done today. The pattern is House Mitts by Galt House of Yarn. If I make these again I’ll change the decreases, but other than that I like the pattern.20190508_1442068822332687350529053.jpg

I’ve only knit a few rows on my shawl, so I’m not bothering with a picture this week.

My sock is slowly moving along. I hope to get to the heel tomorrow. 20190508_1442393721586467109427459.jpg

I hope I get my knitting mojo back soon.I have a lot of things I want to knit and no desire to sit down and knit.

WIP Wednesday

My socks are really moving along now. I can’t say enough about Yarn Geek Fibers. She has beautiful yarn.20190501_14074327773929183184901.jpgThe shawl is slowly moving along. You can’t really tell, because it is the type of project where it just looks like a mess of yarn until it is blocked. 20190501_140855567854313656533061.jpgMy Northeasterly blanket is moving along incredibly slowly, and it doesn’t look like I’ve made any progress so I am not posting a picture.

I hope your projects are moving along.