Friday morning I did this:
I feel like sweater knitting so I swatched this yarn, Alpine from Naturally out of New Zealand. It feels a lot like Cascade Eco, though I think it is spun more firmly and will wear a bit better. It has fantastic yarndage and I have about 2500 metres. Why I have 2500 metres, I do not understand, but well, there are a lot of things about the stash that I don't really understand.
I want a nice heavy between seasons sweater, and I am sure I have the yardage I would need to double strand it. 13 stitches on 5 mm needles. But I don't know what to knit with it.
There was another yarn in the same box that just will not leave my mind, a marvelous black based taupe in Donna from Sheepjes. I swatched that too.
I am thinking of knitting Coraline out of this yarn. I have had the pattern for ages and Donna would be a great yarn for it. It has lovely drape and the top patterning would look wonderful with the very round well defined character of this yarn.
I have always felt that this sweater ought to have an i-cord cast on. All the other edges use i-cord for finishing and it just seems right. It may want to roll and if that happens, I will add a second row of i-cord to give the hem the weight it needs. The sweater is knit from the bottom up and with no seaming, so that first cast on row, mostly i-cord, is a killer. I have devoted a couple episodes of Netflix to it and am only halfway through it.
In between times, I also did this:
This is a sample sock from the tutorial video by Interweave and Anna Zilborg, Knit Free Sole Socks . I bought this to see if I would like the technique to knit more easily replaceable heels. And now that I have gone through most of the video, while knitting I can safely say, Maybe.
It is a very fussy beginning, and there are many more ends that a normal sock if you start from the toe, but I really won't know till I use the heel part only on an actual pair of socks. Just a quick word to say that there are so many errors in that sample sockie as to make me nuts, and I will be working another following the bonus pdf instructions before I give the method a pass or fail.
I couldn't seem to sit still. Or sit. Or anything for long this weekend. I should have been working on these,
and as you can see, I did but this is still sock one and I really ought to be on sock two by now, if I plan to get them to Son3's house this week. Sigh
I guess I am running from the must do to the maybe wants. Not even running to anything, just running from. That happens sometimes in knitting. It is why I have such a large WIP pile and why it takes so long the last while to get anything done.
I am antsy and I do not like it. I hope I settle down soon.
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