Mom's Day and stuff
On the knitting front, I’ve hit sort of wall with the argyle sweater vest I am working on. After doing about 5 rows of the intarsia that argyle requires, I completely lost my patience with it and ripped it out to the ribbed hem. Instead, I am going to try mosaic knitting in a diamond pattern, using the rusty orange and denim blue that I was going to use on the argyle. It should be much easier. I haven’t felt like charting out the pattern yet, so I haven’t picked up the sweater in a while. The sleeveless cardigan I’m making for myself is coming along slowly but surely. I have probably 20 more rows to do for the back, then I can start on the front left side.
The other current project I’m working on is, of course, a pair of socks. I had started on a pair of Pomatomous socks a couple of weeks ago, using Koigu. I got to the heel flap of the first sock before I decided to try the thing on. It was way too tight. So, I ripped it all out. I’m not sure how I’m going to alter the pattern so that it fits. I don’t want to add a pattern repeat because that would mean a total of 84 stitches, and I think that will be too big. I need to figure out how to add just 8 stitches to make it 80 total stitches. I haven’t had the brain energy to figure that out yet. So, instead, I am knitting my mom a pair of socks. Two years ago, I made her a pair of plain stockinette socks in Opal, on size 2 needles. The stitches were huge, making the fabric very bumpy, and the foot on both socks was too short. Knowing that she had only worn them a couple of times, and that the yarn couldn’t be too worn, I asked her to give them back to me so that I could redo them. I ripped them out, soaked the yarn in plain water, and stretched it out for drying to take out the kinks. I decided on Broadripple for the pattern. I added 4 stitches to the pattern for a total of 62 stitches (mom has much thinner feet than I), and I’m working on them toe-up. They’re going pretty quickly. I started them weekend before last and I’m already to the heel of the first sock. They’re turning out quite nicely. I'll go back to the Pomatomous socks when I'm finished with these.