Monday, February 15, 2010

The Knitting Olympics

I decided this year to participate in the Yarn Harlot Winter Olympics. My project is Knitty's Seascape Stole, in Knitpicks Gloss, and I can already see that I won't finish it. But that's okay- not every Olympian can get gold, and instead they shoot for a personal best. So hopefully I can get a good chunk done.

That means that Daffodil is being set aside with 6 rows and an edging to go.

My "Hearts Afire socks" are also on hiatus. I'm not sure what to do with them. I don't love the knitting- way too fiddly with the cable needle, and the foot is just a little bit too big (I hate toe up socks for that). SO I'm not sure if I should just suck it up and knit them, cast off the first one and call it an anklet and make a mate, or just rip it out. If it was any other yarn I'd make the anklet- but this is fuschia wollmeise- one of my favorites, and I feel like it could be put to better use. So i'm leaning towards ripping out. But I hate wasting a serviceable, if not perfect sock. Opinions?

My other project is Tiger Socks at work. I did the first one on 44 stitches and after the heel went on I decided that was too few- the stretch around the foot distorted the pattern, even though they fit nicely. So I restarted with 48 stitches and those are ready for the heel flap. I didn't rip out the 44 stitch one though, in case 48 is too big. They are "at work" socks, but will have to wait until after the olympics, anyhow. But when I finish this second heel I'll rip out whichever I'm not keeping.

I think that's all I have on the needles right now, but I do need to make a second sock for my Dad. He LOVED the first sock I sent him, and said it fit perfectly. He wants the mate right away, so this will be first priority after the Olympics.


Brad & Kimber said...

Good luck with the olympics! Sounds fun!!

SuzyQ01 said...

I can't wait to see the pic of your completed stole. As for the fuschia sock - I vote to RIP IT OUT!!! That yarn is much too nice for a questionable sock. :)

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