Saturday, April 23, 2011

What I'm up to

Noro stripey sock, originally uploaded by the pig wot flies.

I'm still knitting. I've several things on the go. This is the most frequently knitted on.

It's a toe up sock, in Noro Silk Garden Sock, shade no. 87 (better record it while I can still find the ball band) in four row stripes, alternating opposite ends of the ball. I'm carrying the yarn up the inside, trying to weave it in nicely so the tension's right. I'm also minimising the jog by picking up the stitch below the first stitch on the second round of the new colour and knitting it together with the first stitch. Makes more sense with pictures, I think. This is it.

I love watching the colours change. It makes knitting a plain sock (which I almost never do) that bit more exciting. The red line you can see is where the afterthought heel will go. I want to make a stripey heel, with stripes that go all the way round (like the toe) so an afterthought heel was the way to go.

Also on the needles: a February Lady Cardigan (Ravelry link), mittens (still), a 4 ply Honeycomb Henley (Ravelry link). I think that's it. Oh and a 3 dimensional scarf thing. Must take some pictures of it.