|Three projects currently on the needles|
1. Top left is the dish cloth styled baby blanket. I keep thinking I'm almost ready to start fading into the next color but... Sadly, the blanket is at that stage where even if you knit on it for eight hours a day for three days straight, there is no measurable increase in knitted fabric. But one day... one day soon I hope, I'll measure it and discover it has suddenly grown six or seven inches since I last measured it fifteen minutes ago.
The yarn I'm using is the no longer available Sock Labs Stroll from Knit Picks. I'm quite sad to see the yarn sold out. It's a delight to knit with.
2. In the middle is the world's widest sock knit from Patons Kroy Sock in Rusty Stripes. It's a simple vanilla sock and naturally I didn't do a gauge swatch. I've knit with this yarn 1,000 times before and my notes in my knitting journal told me how many stitches and what needle size I needed. My journal was wrong. Very, very wrong.
This is actually the second sock. No SSS for me! Anyway... For the first sock, I was several inches into it before I paid any attention and noticed that the tube I was creating for my calf was wide enough for my thigh, maybe even both thighs! I didn't want to frog it and I'm not using top dollar hand spun/dyed yarn... so I just made a decrease row and kept on knitting. When doing the gusset decreases (the socks are top down) I just kept decreasing until the sock was tight enough on my foot. Okay, that's wrong. I kept decreasing until the sock was Almost tight enough. And I will do the same with the second sock. And this pair will be the pair I wear when my feet and ankles swollen because I've had a long day on my feet and too much sodium.
3. At the bottom right, we have the cowl/showl I'm test knitting for Chris Knits. I finished the smallest size and had plenty of yarn left over so I kept on knitting. I'm about halfway through the medium size and it looks like I still have enough yarn left to knit the largest version. The yarn, Eucalyptus Leaves from Forbidden Fiber Co., is a delight to knit with so I'm happy to keep knitting as long as the yarn holds out.
Oops. I guess this post wasn't as quick and dirty as I expected it to be.
Hope you'll join me over at Carole's for today's Three on Thursday celebration.