Thursday, September 18, 2014

Knitting progress!

So in my lack of time for quilting while in grad school, I've been very happy to have a little bit of knitting to turn to in the evenings when I just need a few minutes to unwind. I started knitting last fall, and I think I've made some progress, but there is still a long way to go before I would consider myself proficient...

My first pair of socks was a worsted-weight "learning" pair that turned out ok, and I've since finished another pair!

These are Hermione's Everyday Socks in some Joann's yarn. I did these cuff down with a fish-lips kiss heel. I really liked these, but I had to frog the first sock because it was waaaay too small for my size 10 feet! I restarted them on slightly larger needles, with a slightly higher stitch count, and they turned out pretty well! I would consider them a tiiiiny bit too big, but they fit really well just after they're washed.


I actually finished these a while ago (much like the pillow...) but never blogged about them. I've almost finished another pair since! These are not quite finished, I have like 5 rows left of the cuff on the second sock. These are my first toe-ups and I LOVE how that worked! I didn't have to worry about running out of yarn at the toe! I just did vanilla stockinette, pleasantly mindless for tv watching, etc. These socks are from the same dye lot but the blues look VERY different. The yarn was another cheap Joann's purchase, so I'm not terribly upset.


I also bought some "good" yarn for a Color Affection shawl! I'm very excited about this! I started it the other night (since the other socks are almost done and I want something on needles at all times!) and looked at some of the mods people made on Ravelry. I'm doing KFBs instead of the M1s, and I'm adding yarn overs to the right side rows.

I've already had to frog it once, since my dropped YOs left big holes, (you can see them here, this picture is the first attempt) but I've started it again putting the YO between knit stitches instead of between a knit and KFB. It's looking better already!


I'll keep you posted as to how this goes, I've never done colorwork before, and I'm excited about it!

1 comment:

  1. these are going to keep your toes warm and cosy in the winter