February 08, 2005

Sweaters? What Sweaters?

I am still working on the grey and brown sweaters, really I am. I’ve just been a little sidetracked by the socks for the yarn I dyed. I finished the first one on Sunday:


I didn’t make the leg very long, so as to be sure I had enough yarn to make a second sock out of the ball; this means, of course, that I’ll probably have yards and yards left over. I think it’s quite lovely, personally. For variety’s sake, I started the next sock from the other ball — I wanted to see how it knit up. This one is turning out rather more blue:


I think that’s both because I started from a different point in the skein (because of how we wound the skeins) and because the two skeins absorbed different amounts of the red dye. I’m not concerned, however — as Mark said, they still have all the same colours in them, just different distributions. I’m going to knit up all four socks, and then either pair up the most similar together, or have 4 interchangeable semi-matching socks.

In the midst of all this distraction I did, as I said, get some work done on the sweaters. I’ve finished the first sleeve of the grey sweater:


and I’m onto the decreases on the last sleeve of the brown sweater. I’m hoping to be putting that one together by the weekend — and maybe sending it off to dad by next week! Surely Ottawa can manage one more cold snap, so that he can wear it at least once this season!

I won’t be going to the SnB at Lettuce Knit tomorrow night — too much to do. But I’ll see all my fellow SnBers next week, I hope — it’ll be Reading Week, so I’ll feel a little less stressed.

Posted by Aven at February 8, 2005 02:04 PM

Those socks would drive me insane. This is, of couse mentioned to you with the full understanding that I know that you know that isn’t a statement about how they should be driving you insane.

Posted by: Stephanie at February 8, 2005 03:12 PM

We’ll miss you tomorrow. You should see all the things that I have started, I’m so excited!

Posted by: Maria at February 8, 2005 03:39 PM

The socks look awesome!

Posted by: Dani at February 8, 2005 08:07 PM

Your socks look awesome. I especially love how the blue and purple are striating on the second sock. Very neat.

Posted by: Cathy at February 9, 2005 10:10 AM

Great socks. Nice colours - how do you knit them so quickly? :-)

Posted by: cheryl at February 9, 2005 03:14 PM

In just a few minutes on CBC Radio One, there will be an item on Stitch ‘n Bitch around the world!

Posted by: Mom at February 9, 2005 07:37 PM