MonkeyGirl Knits

A Monkey Girl and her needles... It's total bananarchy

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Tuesday, April 11

I am...

...a bad knitblogger.

The socks I'm knitting for Sockapal000za are the Retro Rib Socks from the Winter 04 issue of Interweave Knits, which I think I mentioned last week. I'm knitting them in Lorna's Laces Shepherd Sock yarn in the Buck's Bar colorway (I'd link to a picture of the yarn, but I think the colors are misrepresented by the three different pictures I've looked at. It's actually a lot prettier in person than online - really Spring-y).

I haven't yet finished the second Jaywalker sock. I don't remember how far along I am. I think that I've turned the heel, but I'm not sure. It's just sitting looking sad on top of the filing cabinet. Poor sock.

After I finish that I'm seriously considering starting on the Torino sweater. Or not. I have to frog and reknit the mostly completed silk sweater I started for my mom ages ago. It's made of silk and when I swatched it I got the right gauge, which is good, but it was before I knew that silk grows after washing/blocking. Oops. Fortunately it's mostly stockingette stitch, so it'll go quickly. Plus, I won't mind redoing the knot motif thing, because I've gotten better with cabling since I knit it. I don't have the enormous ladders between the purls and the cabled knit stitches like I used to. (They're still there... just much smaller. Which is ok. It doesn't have to be perfect. Really.) So after that, then, I'll cast on for the Torino sweater. I'm not thrilled about knitting with wool in the summer, but I'm hoping that if I work on it here and there and don't give up on it, I should have it done by the end of the year, i.e. winter. Which would be awesome. Because seriously, if it doesn't come out looking like soft boiled ass (which hopefully, it won't. I've done the two handed stranding colorwork knitting thing before and was fairly proficient at it) I am planning on wearing the hell out of that sweater. That's why I got the dark blue men's colorway as opposed to the white women's colorway. If I'm going to put that much money/time/effort into something, I'm getting my money/time/effort's worth... dammit.

So yeah. That's what's going on.



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