Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Socks and Longies

I've still got the socks to finish. I'm taking a bit of a break from them while I participate in a Longies KAL.

I'm making longies for Little T out of some green and blue Peace Fleece, I'm combining several patterns and sort of making my own so that they will be just how I want them. I want them to be more cargo pant style so I've increased two inches from the waist measurement for the hips. I hope that the hips and legs will be quite baggy, but I'll have to see how they turn out.

For the socks I've finally got the toe done with only one hole in each toe and I intend to use my tail to sew that hole closed. Yay! I've knit quite a bit on them and have just started working on the heels for the third time. The first time I started the heel too soon and the socks were way to short, the second time I messed up on the short rows and had huge holes. I think that I have the way of it now, I was doing the short rows wrong, and when I get back to them it should go very quickly.

I also still have the Lion washcloth OTN but I think I hate it and may just take it out and come up with another plan.

For future projects I still have a list about a mile long. LOL

I just got a catalog from KnitPicks and a coop I am in just opened a database for Purewool. I am admittedly a yarn addict as I plan just how I am going to get my hands on some more luscious yarn.

Is there a twelve step program for yarn addicts????

Friday, August 3, 2007

Tank top done

And it turned out really cute, if I do say so myself. LOL

Next I will be working on the socks. Again (sigh) I'm beginning to think that top down socks aren't such a bad idea. Or that top up socks aren't such a good one. lol Ahhhh, the holes, the holes are driving me crazy. First I tried making a short row toe and hole, hole, hole, hole, hole. Then I tried making the other kind (I can't remember what it's called) and hole, hole, hole, hole, hole. Darn it all. Off to I go. Hopefully I can find something to make them work. I really want to do toe up socks so that I can make sure they fit right.

I am also still working on the Lion washcloth, here and there and I need to make Little T some new shorties as his are getting a bit small. I am going to buy the Sheepy Pants pattern and try that one for a bit of a change. I like that she has so many cuff options on that pattern.