Wednesday, March 08, 2006
I needed a quick knitting pick-me-up after the vest debacle, so I took the mohair I bought from Wendy and whipped out an Airy Scarf from Last Minute Knitted Gifts. This is the second time I've made this scarf, and I neither time have I gotten the measurements they have in the book. It's supposed to be 36 inches; mine is close to 30. But it doesn't matter; it's a scarf and it's cute the way it is.
I've also got some other projects on the needles, but nothing too exciting to show you. I'm making a second attempt at the Jaywalkers, this time in the blue/green yarn from Wendy. I'm only 4 rounds past the ribbing, so I can't tell whether I've screwed them up yet. The colors are turning out very yummy, though, so hopefully it'll work. My idiot project is a hat for a friend who made me copies of 6 workout DVDs. At $30 a pop, that's $180 worth of DVDs, so I feel he is very hat-worthy. Because he did Ironman Wisconsin last year with me, I'm making a basic black hat with a band of red, and in the red I'm putting little black Ironman logos. I actually swatched for this over the weekend with scrap yarn (and blocked the swatch - first time ever!) and it looked great, so I'm excited about finishing the hat and giving it to him.
Haven't made any progress on my Sockapaloooza socks, other than buying some Koigu, exchanging it a week later for a different, more subtle color, and changing my mind about a pattern at least 4 times. My first thought was Pomatomus, but then after I failed at my first Jaywalking attempt, I decided that maybe I wasn't ready for Pomatomus. Then I thought about Sockbug's River Rapids, but I don't like the fact the repeat starts with a purl stitch because I can't seem to not get a ladder when doing the first stitch on dpns as a purl stitch. Then I thought about Broadripple, but I think now I'm back to Pomatomus. Ack! I've never been this indecisive about anything. I need to start the damn socks already so I can't change my mind anymore. Once the Ironman hat is done, they'll be on the needles.