Numerical Knitting

August 2, 2007

All STR all the time!

Filed under: Knitting — by bethc @ 1:19 pm

I seem to be on a Socks that Rock kick at the moment. I have three projects that I would call “active” and they are all with STR mediumweight.

First, work continues on the Chevron Scarf. I really like knitting on it because it’s mindless enough to do almost any time! I like the way the colors are coming out. I’m using Lemongrass and Seastone and think they look great together.

I think the scarf is about 25 inches long at the moment (total guess) and the balls look pretty much unused so I think I have a while to go!

Next, I’m almost done with a sock! I’m knitting the first club pattern (finally) but knitting it in a more solid colorway. This is called Midsummer Night, but a colleague who saw the sock in progress said it should be called “Forever in Blue Jeans.”

I am pleased with how the sock is turning out. There’s a little bit of a weird bump on the front of the ankle, but I’m learning to live with it. I should be able to get the first sock done today, just a cable round then five plain and I’m done!

I cast this on in Miami and then did a bunch of the foot there. I turned the heel at a lake party and then did much of the leg on planes going to and from Detroit on Tuesday and Wednesday. It looks like I will finish the sock in under two weeks, I have no idea how people make a pair a week!! An interesting aside, when I went through security last night in Detroit the TSA guy looking at the little screen looked at me and said, “socks, huh?” I said yes and he said, “That’s what everyone is knitting on those little needles.”

Along with hundreds of others (more than 200 according to Ravelry) I am making a Baby Surprise Jacket. This is in the Scottish Highlands colorway, not something I would think of as baby colors, but I had it in stash when I got word that the baby might be arriving early. Things have stabilized and the due date is back to early September, but I have decided that this is a nice, sophisticated, gender neutral choice. I have consulted with the BMFA ladies to get a semi-solid to use as an edging because I am totally copying Julie’s. But imitation is the most sincere form a flattery right? I’m attempting long sleeves and will provide details when I’m sure it’s going to work!

Hope you’re all well and not melting. My traveling continues, Chicago next week (work) then Las Vegas the next (play). And still so many summer projects to get done. Perhaps I should call in sick for September!


  1. You caught the STR bug! 🙂 I really like the idea of making an BSJ with the STR. Hummmm… 🙂 Hope to see you tonight!

    Comment by Amber — August 2, 2007 @ 3:04 pm |Reply

  2. If you call in sick for September, I’ll do it too!! I feel like I’m just barely catching up on all the stuff I meant to do during Spring Break. Great knitting; I’ve been reading and not knitting. I finally started a hat and now I have to take it back to fix eyelets…ugh!

    Comment by mamasutra — August 3, 2007 @ 1:56 am |Reply

  3. Isn’t Ravelry addictive?

    Perfect color for the Baby Surprise Jacket. Seriously, 200? Wow.

    Comment by Carrie K — August 7, 2007 @ 9:24 pm |Reply

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