What's that? You want to see some actual knitting content? You're tired of all the rambling and graphics and pictures of yarn? You wonder if I actually have any yarn on the needles?? Okay, that's fair. Today it's all about the knitting.
Slowly but surely, the Embossed Leaves socks are coming along.
Isn't Scout's yarn beautiful?? (Go check out her new shop!!!) I've decided to add one extra pattern repeat to the leg because I like my socks a bit longer and I will have plenty of yarn. I should be ready to start the heel flap tonight!!! Ya hoo.
Oh yes, and do you remember my other WIP?? No? Think hard, it's been a LONG TIME. Need a hint?
Yes, that's it! The Sunrise Circle Jacket!! It's been ages since we've heard anything from this WIP. I got really tired of working on it somewhere during the Right Front. Not that the pattern isn't great - because it really is. I just was having trouble get the yarn around the Denise Needles once Sunrise started getting big. I also think I'm used to smaller projects, so this was really putting a strain on my short attention span. But after finishing Camden's sweater I couldn't figure out what I wanted to work on next (the socks weren't calling that night). So, I cast on Sunrise's Left Front. It's been cold enough here lately that I could actually wear it if it were done. Of course, by the time I actually do finish, it's sure to be 102 degrees out!!!
And last, but not least, the debut of my Amazing Lace Project. I cast on Saturday evening without a problem and made it all the way through Chart One. I present to you . . . . KIRI SHAWL!!!
No no, don't adjust your computer monitor. There is something very wrong with that picture. Yes, I did make it successfully through Chart One. What I failed to mention was that things took a turn for the worse early on in Chart Two. On the third row, my stitch count was suddenly off. I examined and studied Kiri, but couldn't figure out where I went wrong. Okay, TINK back to row one. Start again . . . nope, still not quite right. No problem, rip back to the lifeline put in at the end of Chart One. Mmmm hmmm, something is still not quite right. I see a wonky stitch, but can't figure out what I did wrong to get it. At that point, the best option seemed to be to rip the whole thing and start again from scratch. I'm chalking my first attempt up to training. You know, some practice to get a feel for the yarn and needles. Yeah, that's it!! Attempt two will go much better. Won't it??