Saturday, May 03, 2008

Can't Help Myself

I picked out a pattern for my next pair, the Embossed Leaves socks from Interweave's Favorite Socks, and left the book on the coffee table, open to the pattern. (Why can't all pattern books have a spiral binding?) Well, I couldn't see that pattern everyday without wanting to cast on. So I did.



This pattern uses a 1x1 rib cast-on, which I think I like better than my usual long-tail cast-on. And I'm using Cherry Tree Hill Supersock yarn for the first time. Its beaded appearance is going to really enhance this lacy pattern.

Meanwhile, the pinwheel is bogged down a bit in the edging.



It took me a little while to get the hang of this I-cord loop thingy without trapping the yarn inside the loops. Now it feels like I'm advancing trippingly around the border, but in reality, it is taking a time-frozen eternity to create each loop and knit it to the sweater body, over and over again. After hours of work, I am about 1/4 of the way around.

4 comments:

LizzieK8 said...

All paperback books can have a spiral binding! Take them to the local copy store and they can rebind them with a wire. I do it with all my knitting books! http://tiny.cc/JLcSw

Abby said...

I knew that. Why can't I remember to actually do it? My cookbooks could use spiral bindings as well.

Toni said...

Oh, I love that I-cord binding! I'm sure it's slow, but it looks wonderful!

Cali said...

I have a spiral binding machine. Every book can be spirally bound--well. I would recommend getting a binder to anyone because I agree with your sentiments. Cali