Saturday, April 20, 2013

Saturday Stash

I had really big plans for my travel knitting.  But I spent so much time walking that I did very little.  I must learn how to walk and knit.  But then I wouldn't have seen the fun stuff that I did.  So, maybe it's not so bad after all.

I took these socks with me plus another ball of yarn in case I finished them while away.  Yes, I know.  But they are for a little kid.  They're little and I figured I'd whip through them on the plane.  In fact, I was almost finished the foot before I got there what with all the hurry up and wait of air travel.  But then, things just stalled. 

They are just ordinary socks but I used the 'afterthought' heel technique.  Not something I'll do again probably.  I didn't enjoy the process although it is a lot quicker.  Picking up stitches is tedious.  And I'm not sure I like the shape generated.  So, it's back to tried and true ways for me. 

I also started a pullover pour moi.  I'm using Veronik Avery's Crosscut Pullover to knit up a large quantity of denim blue cotton yarn.  I used to have a blue cotton pullover that was so comfy and I wore it everywhere.  Then it got too big - or I got too small, actually - and I had to give it away.  It is very happy in its new home but I needed another very useful sweater.   I think I'll be working on this for a while as it doesn't seem to be whirring along.  I like the yarn, though.  It's kind of slubby and very soft.

Meanwhile, the pretty pink cardi is in danger of becoming a UFO.  It needs 13 teeny-tiny buttons and I haven't had an opportunity to buy any yet.  I'm rather shocked that I can't find these buttons in my enormous stash but I can't.  Not 13 that are the same.  I could live with some variety but not enough even remotely similar.


Anonymous said...

I am probably one of your readers who know the size of your button stash. How disappointing not to find what you need. Even with my stash, sometimes I have to buy what I need.

Mimi said...

Love the socks, but I agree re the heel, it's not as neat looking as your usual work. The design is beautiful though.
Isn't denim yarn just gorgeous? I've knitted a few things in similar (long time ago!) and loved them.


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