Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Of Socks and Sweaters

I'm back from vacation and, while I should be well rested, for some reason this morning I'm completely wiped out. I have stuff that needs doing (doesn't that always seem the case) but I may need a nap before I can think about tackling any of it. Is it wrong to need a nap just 2 hours after you get up? Anyways...before I could allow myself to do anything truly productive this morning I had to finish this sock:
The first Rivulet's sock is finished!
I started this sock in May of 2009, over a year ago. I like the yarn, I like the pattern, I do not like the needles (US size 0). When I started these socks I had not knit many socks using true sock yarn so I just went with the needles the pattern told me to use without a second thought to try and substitute. Just looking at this yarn now I would say they need a size 2 or 3 needle to get a comfortable gauge. Bugga (the sock yarn used in this project) is a little on the thick side and using size 0s did not a comfortable knitting experience make. That's why I've been so reluctant to finish these. I had told myself I needed to finish this pair before I could make any more socks but I'm thinking that in order to maintain my sanity for sock #2 I might need to try a Skew sock (or two) first.

Lucky for me I have another project this is coming along quite nicely that I've been using to distract myself from uncomfortable sock knitting.
This is the fair isle sweater I've designed. This is for EEROP's summer knitting focus, Project Hope. I love how it's turning out! And kid's stuff is (to me anyways) a quick knit because of the miniature size. All I need is to finish the second sleeve and find my Fall and Winter issues of Vogue Knitting where Jared Flood talks about making any pattern into a seamless yoked sweater. Then it's just joining and finishing the top!

2 comments:

Lynn said...

Very nice!!!! I give you a lot of credit to do the other sock on 0s. Don't think I would......

Draven Ames said...

The sweater looks like it is coming along nicely. The socks look really cute. You sell them by chance? Might make a good stocking stuffer to get some nice socks with toes for the wife and kids. Keep in touch and hope to see you around my blog sometime. Have a wonderful day.