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28 February 2006


Filed under: Olympics, socks, WIPs — risknit @ 11:22 am

Well I did not finish the Olympic sweater on time. In fact I still haven’t finished it. I actually put it down for now. I can’t decide whether or not I even like it now. The color is great but the shortrows and the shaping really kind of stand out, too much I think. We’ll see. And it’s so boring. Just KKKKKKKKKKK a bazillion times.

So before the Olympics even ended I started a new pair of socks for M in Trekking XXL. It’s WAY overspun to the point that every round or two I have to detangle and unspin it. What the hell. Unfortunately this is not helping the ribbing which is still leaning to one side. Socks are not supposed to look like \\\\\\\\\\\\\\. I guess I will be ripping that out too, and maybe rewinding the ball although I don’t know what good that will do.

Maybe it is time to knit more baby shoes and sweaters (where is that baby anyway? she sure is taking her sweet time) as they are instant gratification items.

That’s why I started knitting the socks though.

Maybe a hat for me and a hat for the babe. Hmmm.


17 February 2006

reasons to love Denise needles, #2390 (or so)

Filed under: Olympics, WIPs — risknit @ 6:31 pm

Trying stuff on without removing your needles.

Progress is being made but at this rate I’m not going to finish with the closing ceremonies. That thing called work was conflicting with my knitting!

13 February 2006


Filed under: Olympics, WIPs — risknit @ 1:52 pm

It’s not much, but it’s progress, after ripping out hours worth of work.

Hopefully I’ll manage to get a lot done this week while I’m in Texas for work.

12 February 2006

a little help.

Filed under: Olympics, WIPs — risknit @ 8:47 pm

It helps a little bit if you do the math before you start to knit the sweater.

Err, I think I’m on track with a red v-neck sweater now. It’ll have a little twist at the end.

6 February 2006


Filed under: FOs, little shoes, Olympics — risknit @ 6:14 pm

Finished M’s scarf…

Let it be known that HE chose this yarn, not me. While I like it, I certainly wouldn’t have selected it myself. I vastly prefer a less busy yarn and a more eye-catching pattern… the 1×1 rib is quite boring.

And some baby shoes for S’s babe… which could come any day now.

They’re so cute. The photo really doesn’t do them justice.

I think I’ll be knitting a sweater for the Knitting Olympics… but I’m not certain just yet, details to come.

4 February 2006


Filed under: FOs, socks — risknit @ 11:11 pm

I finished my first pair of socks (read: finished the first sock several months ago and just finished the second sock). Regia 4 ply Strato Color, in the red colorway. These socks are hardly perfect. The diameter around my heel (along the short row line) is bigger than most people’s, I think, my foot is pulling the stitches around that part pretty tightly, and the toes are a little baggy. I like the idea of short-row socks (esp the heel) but I think I am going to try them top-down and still do a short row toe, just graft it closed, or try to find a better way to bind off at the top, because just binding off normally VERY loosely looks kind of silly? Also I didn’t even get close to using the entire 100g ball (perhaps I have just enough here to knit some serious baby socks!). So yeah, more socks are up next and maybe I will actually do some math instead of just blindly following a pattern… but overall I’m pretty happy with them and they were definitely a good learning experience.

My new socks and extremely large feet!

Also, I finished the (hideous?) scarf for M, I have to block it. Photos to come.

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