Numerical Knitting

March 20, 2008

Spring Break!

Filed under: Knitting — by bethc @ 9:23 am

By 12:30 p.m. today I will be officially on Spring Break! (Tomorrow and Saturday I prepare, Sunday we sail!) Time to plan knitting…

Spring Break Knitting Plan (Ravelry links)

  1. finish Turkish Pattern Hat for B (almost done)
  2. make a Thorpe for dad
  3. second Jacobean sock
  4. major progress on Bunny’s Tomten
  5. Baby Bolero for Baby S
  6. Anouk for Hanna (if the yarn arrives from Webs)

That should keep me busy! Of course I will take some other yarn along, just in case…

March 17, 2008

No more cold ears for mom…

Filed under: Knitting — by bethc @ 2:53 pm

Ever since I finished the Hebrides hat for mom she has made clear that she likes it, but would like it better if it covered her ears… She mentioned it again last week, so I thought I would whip up a Thorpe with some Lamb’s Pride I had on hand.

Fun quick knit, but the crochet (after a lesson from Ms. Frick) was killer on my wrist. I’m making another for dad, but I think I will try to make the bind off MUCH looser…

In other news, my first Jacobean is almost done! We leave for a Spring Break Cruise on Sunday, so I’m starting to think of my ship board knitting projects.

March 4, 2008

Sock

Filed under: Knitting — by bethc @ 3:54 pm

I started a sock on Saturday… You see I had been waiting to finish the dishcloths before starting a new sock and on Friday they were done. I also wanted to find the “right” sock for my return to sock knitting after the tragedy. I had joined the Sock Knitter Pentathlon not sure if I would participate or not, but it seemed that the planets were aligned and the competition was set to begin on Saturday, the very day I was ready to start sock knitting again. I read the guidelines for the first sock, solid or semi-solid with 8 stitches per inch. I went through my solids and semi-solids and there weren’t that many choices. I even swatched, and that narrowed the choices again… I went to sleep Friday night eager to see the pattern (that would be released at midnight) when I got up and get started knitting knowing I would be doing it on two 2.25mm circs with some Koigu I got at Thanksgiving.

I got up early Saturday, by Bunny’s choice not mine, and checked on-line. The pattern, Jacobean, looked nice, I even already knew how to do the cast-on so I set to work. I was pretty impressed with myself, and while I never expected to be the first, I never expected what would happen next. At 9:28am, after I had knit a few rows of a toe (and made French toast) I got the email that the first person had finished. Wow, clearly different people have different priorities. I don’t think I could knit a pair of socks in 9 hours even if I wanted to…

I’m happy with how my sock is coming along, I like the way the yarn looks, although I am finding the Koigu a little splitty and am not completely sure what the fascination is. Also, despite swatching I seem to be getting 9 stitches per inch, but they fit so whatever.

Grades are due on Thursday, can you tell I’m procrastinating by writing a blog post?

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