Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Now back to knitting. Triumph over the Group of Shame! I finished the second Knuck and also the second bootee:

I have sincere plans to work on the last item in the GOS, but I was sidetracked. You may remember this:

This is the Cable Pullover for the January Tangled Web Knit-Along. Usually Mary (the owner) or I has a KAL sample whipped up before the KAL starts, but we got all distracted and busy and stuff, and neither of us even started a sample.

After I cast on a million stitches in the red mohair and did the ribbing, I decided I didn't want to do ribbing; I wanted the cables to travel all the way down to the hem. But the thought of ripping out a million stitches in mohair was dispiriting, to say the least, so I just put it down. Then the more I thought about it, I realized that, no matter how delicious the final product, I really don't want to knit a sweater in mohair.

So I returned all the mohair and bought Encore Worsted in my new favorite (unfortunately-named) color - Raccoon. This is the same color of Matthew's spiffy socks (or "sock")"

I've been plugging away at it (the KAL starts tomorrow), and must say it's much more enjoyable knitting in a plain yarn.

Plus I had enough $$ leftover from returning the mohair to purchase some delightful things to include in the Trip Knitting Speculation Stage or TKSS, which we will explore in more (excruciating) detail in the days to come!

First TKSS item:

Anemoi Mittens from Eunny Jang's blog, in Rowan 4-ply Soft and crazy-colored Koigu. Ponder....

Phillies Countdown: 29 days till pitchers and catchers report.


Blogger CurlyGirl said...

Love those booties!

2:45 PM  
Blogger diana said...

Aren't they cute?! I hope they still fit the baby, who was born back in October!

10:26 AM  

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