I keep thinking I need to start a blog, because I seem to want to make comments about what I’m working on.
Mostly finished the cardi in my sig. Took it over to my mom’s so she could admire, and I gave her the pair of Fetching I made for her. (whoops, no photo) She saw at least three dumb mistakes I made. The baby won’t care, but I feel guilty giving this as a gift to my boss. I did find a set of CUTE buttons - little blue puppy faces. I think I’m going to unply and braid the yarn to make loops for around the buttons, so the darn splitty yarn won’t be a pain.
I cast on my first set of socks! I’m using Silver’s Sock Class, which came highly recommended. I’m using this in “chili” because I got it on sale for $3.29 a skein. I’m irritated that my JoAnn’s only has four colorways. I like subdued colors, and all they’ve got is pinks and bright blues.
How in the world do people enjoy this? The needles are teensy and the yarn is fiddly. I knitted in the round for Fetching, so I thought I was ready. After two rounds, my stitches are a lot looser than I like - the 2x2 rib isn’t making me happy. I will persevere though! Considering how fiddly 2x2 rib is, my totally unorthodox purling method, and how tiny the needles are, I’m going to make myself learn Norwegian purling. Otherwise, a) this is going to be an ankle sock, and b) Second Sock Syndrome is going to set in.
More later - back to fiddling with the yarn and pointy sticks now that DH has gone off to bed.