Well I thought I would reward myself (or possibly whomever reads this blog) after I finished chapter four in the book I have to have read a.s.a.p. and write an update.
I wish I had more to report, however it does seem like I have a few things to say.
You may be wondering “Sadie, you say you always knit socks at school… show us some socks or you’re a total liar”. Well here,
This is the first of a pair (the second is at the heel turn stage) of Kai-Mei by Cookie A out of her Sock Innovation book. I’m doing them out of some Opal that classic workhorse yarn. While I totally dig the ribbing for mindless class knitting I confess I get a bit flummoxed when it comes to the patterned moving instep and I have to try to take notes.
I won’t re-show you Hedgie, but he was finished hours before Team Canada took the Gold in hockey for the second time (and my chest puffed at the idea of us taking the two hockey golds).
I’m almost done my handspun Citron, the ruffle at the bottom is going to be out of commercial yarn as I am fast running out of the handspun so it will look visually interesting when it’s done.
The only mod that I’m making to the pattern is cutting out of the fifth section as yarn was not plentiful (the yarn gods seeing that I had no troubles while knitting felting stuffing and sewing hedgie thought I needed to serve pennance for it. This came in the form of not enough yarn for the project when using one of a kind handspun, it was a mild setback for an hour or so).
And of course off in the corner (or in front of the bookshelf in the living room if we’re going to get specific) is the Textured Jacket
The staggered seed stitch and then alternating rib are both stitch patterns that kind of make me want to tear out my hair, in fact if I didn’t think the jacket was one of the most smokin hot knitted jackets ever I doubt I would have subjected myself to the knitting of it. But I plod on and am almost done the body (two inches to go).
Note the bag of fleece needed to be carded right next to it. That bag was once so full it burst open when I attempted to close it, I would say I’m 50% of the way through carding it, but it’s going to be a while before all that corridale is ready to be spun, but hotdamn its going to be amazingly beautiful.
Okay back to chapter five. Nothing says fun quite like reading about brain scans all Thursday night. I also am beyond glad that I have a fountain pen at this point, I’ve almost filled one of those 100 page ruled notebooks with notes from this book alone, my wrists are thankful, as is my sanity, happy wrists = more knitting.