Sunday, April 20, 2008

Yarny Goodness

First, I am determined not to fear the Centipede In The Stash. I've decided that centipedes don't like yarn (they get tangled in it), so it almost certainly ran away as soon as it saw all those tangly fibers.

This was good news, and I immediately grabbed some cotton and cast on the mid-month dishcloth.

Pretty! It's also easy, which is always a good combination. It's a simple slip stitch pattern, and aside from a few moments of, "Wait, which one is color A?" I'm trucking right along. I'm still about 3 days behind, but what can you do?

I also put my nose to the grindstone and finished my Primavera Socks.

I made these with KnitPicks Gloss, and they're amazingly soft. There's nothing like silk to make socks fabulous. I can't wait until it's cool enough to wear them!

Yesterday evening I had very good intentions--I was going to call my mother to finish the conversation we had started in the morning. Then I got distracted. First, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban was on TV. Then I suddenly realized that I didn't have any socks on the needles. Tragic! I out on my Big Girl pants and separated the skein of yarn I bought for Bellatrix (Ravelry link; pattern .pdf still not available) into two balls. How did I do at halving yarn?

Not very well. (This is Tempted handpainted yarn, in the colorway Wicked Witch. I got it at ReBelle.) I'm not worried, though--I'm going to follow the lead of whoever made the store sample (Sarah, I think) and alternate two rows of black (Regia 6 ply) with two rows of the Tempted. And if the smaller ball does run out and I have to weave in a few more ends, big deal. The sample looks amazing--I'm really hoping my socks turn out that well!

So I got out my 40" Addi Turbo circs and cast on with a little help from an online tutorial.

I love the way this looks--like some bizarre deep sea crustacean or cephalopod. It's early, but so far, so good!

I also grabbed a skein of Sockotta and cast on a traveling sock. I don't have a picture--right now it's exactly one round of 1x1 ribbing. Not impressive. But I need something that I can take with me to work for breaktime knitting, and Bellatrix doesn't fit the bill. I feel better now--I'm back to having two socks on the needles. Three, really, since I'm doing Bellatrix two at a time. Ahhh!


Barbara said...

Ooh, pretty red socks. Can't wait to see them in person. Love the Bellatrix yarn. That will look awesome too. I have too many dishcloths/washcloths now, I'm taking a break.

robyn said...

So how do you like doing two socks at once?

I love your finished ones!!