Monday, April 16, 2007

I guess that’s why they call it the blues

So I finished knitting the stockinette stitch wrap for my mother. Once the wrap is on a person it will look something like this:



Flat it looks like this:




You can imagine how boring knitting all that stockinette was. I used 8 ball of Berroco Denim Silk in Acid Washed. I got four balls from Craft Girl during the last yarn swap and bought four others and stranded the wrap. What I thought was a little weird and kind of interesting was when I went to block it, the different dye lots absorbed water at a different rate:



I also finished the basic basic socks for my mother:



I knit these out of Regia Bamboo on size 0, toe up. I will definitely knit socks toe up again. I like short row heels better than heel flaps anyway.

I think I deserve a good daughter award for all this stockinette. Plus I am ahead for Mother's Day, even though I am really late for her birthday.

Now that I can knit something for myself, I wanted something a little more interesting. I decided to knit the Essential Tank from Lace Style (loving this book by the way). I got some beautiful robin’s egg blue Kogiu from Purl (much brighter than the picture). Of course I am going to knit this in the round in stead of flat (no seams!) I did a swatch on 2s, but my gauge is quite a bit off, so I am swatching on 4s. Even though this is all lace, I think it will go pretty fast. Here is my size 2 swatch:

3 comments:

MUDNYC said...

I think 4's are better than 2's for so many reasons...haha!

PassionKNITly said...

Purdy yarn! Purdy socks! PURDY wrap! I love the buttons you put on that sucker too!

Della said...

Keep up the good work.