i’m too hip for the bars, too hip for the parties, too hip for the club scenes.
instead, i stay home and knit while watching austin powers on vh1.
anyhow, i’ve started the elfine socks for the third time. and i don’t even mind. this is because i’ve ventured for the first time into sock territory. i didn’t think i would, but here i go! anyhow i’m using knitpicks essential in ash. this motif is essentially the same as in kiri which leads me to believe i may be fixated on grey leaves. grey is such a color of botanical life and vitality, after all.
anyhow, i started them on thursday and got 3 repeats into the lace pattern, and tried it on. it was too big on #1 needles. so today when i was buying new tires for the granny plow (yay tires!) i started it again on size 0 needles. and all was going well until i started the lace pattern and clearly lost the ability to count – i wound up having the right number of stitches, but stitch off by the end of each row.
so i cast on again a half hour ago, but since i loathe knitting in pairs, i cast on BOTH socks, and am doing it that way. (sleeves and gloves are the death of me – part of the reason i’ve never jonesed to do socks)
not enough for any sort of pictures. but BOY are size 0 needles tiny and hard to hold. anyhow.
i have another FO, it’s a stripey snowboarding hat. i’ll post pics later, with the details once the recipient either recipients it or he says its okay, but i will say that starting socks and learning toe-up cast-on methods made this hat way more fun.
i did a figure 8 cast-on and a top-down raglan hat. since i used lamb’s pride worsted (duh), i did felted joins for the stripes and voila! i only had 2 ends to weave. yay!
knitting without pictures. so much fun, yes?