Monday, March 19, 2007

Three knitting projects

I was working on three things this weekend.

The thundercloud blanket. Knit knit knit knit knit knit knit knit yarnover! Knit knit knit knit knit knit knit knit knit knit knit knit knit knit knit knit yarnover! Sometimes I get so bored with this that I make a whole row of yo, K2tog, which perks me up a bit. I love the soft yarn, don't especially care for the colours (which are not this green at all!) and the pattern is mind-numbing, but heck, I'm not going to go to any trouble to figure out anything more thrilling at this point. One more ball to go before the edging, which will indeed be a thrill.

The Retro Rib socks. I offered to make Stephen a pair of socks out of the red stuff I got last week, but he declared it too pink! It's red, dear, and white. No, it's pink... Sheesh. So, instead of knitting a pair of red socks for someone who would appreciate them, I got out this most manly of sock yarns for him. And decided I would not make just plain old stocking stitch socks! The retro ribs involve a 4-row pattern, which is really just 2 different rows, but sometimes you twist a stitch and sometimes you don't. It doesn't strain one's brain too much, but one does need to look at the sock once in a while! And these colours are... kinda dull, and in regular stripes. Where's the fun in that?

The wonky square. Ah, thanks to Kay for pointing me to nona! (And also to the Barbara Walker Treasury site! Love all these swatches!) Now this, I have to think about: what colour next, how wonky should I make it? Oh no, time to change colour again, and can't I just make this one straight across?

So still, I search for a project that I can't complain about! Too boring, not boring enough.... what's a girl to do?


  1. Hey, I made the RR socks last year!

    I'll wear them at my defense. Then Stephen can wear his and I'll feel better about the whole thing.

  2. OK, Lisa, now it's a race. Can I finish a pair of socks before you finish thesis? Hmmm.....

  3. how do you make that lovely wonky one? its my favourite and i need one of my own now... did you just play with short rows? will i figure it out myself if I just try it? i feel like it'll be lumpy, not wonky... is the trick in how many stitches you pick up log-cabin like? mary, tell me how to do it! georgie wants a blanket for his stuffed doggie and this is going to be perfect for him.


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