Not a lot of progress is being made on the knitting front. My output of late is three baby socks and four swatches. Four? Yes, well it has taken that many to get the right needles and stitch pattern. You can’t have too many swatches! It’s the brown 3 ply from Rubi + Lana for the lacy cardigan. From the top down the swatches are: strawberry bobble (SB) lace on 3.5 mm needles, tulip lace on 2.5 mm needles, stocking stitch on 3.0 mm needles, and lastly, SB on 3.0 mm needles. I’m happy with 3.0 mm needles, and SB now, but have to decide if the SB is a border or all over design. I’ve yet to measure it, but I think my tension was different between stocking stitch and the SB, so it might look odd as a border. So there’s still a bit of planning to do before I launch in and start knitting.
Here’s two of the baby socks in scrap Opal sock yarn. Cute, and easy to knit. They’re for Charlotte, but as yet I have no idea if they’ll fit. I’ve started another pair in the variegated yarn I dyed for the never-going-to-work sideways socks.
My mail was full of goodies today – more Addi Turbos from STYK in 3.0 mm for the lacy cardigan (I only have a pair of pins in 3.0 mm, so this was very necessary), and 4.5 mm (because I use that size a lot). And as a treat to myself, some Lorna’s Laces Shepherd Sock
in Safari from Purl Yarns. This is destined to become a pair of Rib and Cable Socks from Interweave Knits Fall 2005 issue. And I’m really keen to cast on.