Saturday, July 25, 2009

The jury is still out

After reading about 9" circular needles here, I decided to invest in some for socks and sleeves. I order four HiyaHiya - US1, US2, US6, US7 - from Knitting Today. My, they look small. Yesterday I started a sock:

This particular sock has 72 stitches around. Not sure how the circs would work with fewer stitches. Knitting with such tiny points feels odd, too, and I'm tempted to abandon the effort. But in all fairness, I should knit at least one complete pair of socks before passing judgment.

Still pooping along with Seascape, done with chart A.

There are a LOT of m1's, right AND left slanted, and they are driving me crazy. Occasionally, I get in the groove, but usually each one is a little trial of patience.

Several dishcloths left the gift drawer recently, so when I need something relatively brainless to work on, I work on dishcloths.

I started one with these colors a while back and did not like how the variegated yellows pooled, but decided it's not so bad. Besides, it's just a dishcloth, not the freakin' Mona Lisa. I have a whole CONE of this variegated yellow, plus two other cones almost like it, and I'd like to use them up, so expect to see more of these dishcloths in the future.


rhymeswithplague said...

Hi, Abby, first-time visitor here! I clicked on your comment to flurrious and was surprised to see that your blog is all about knitting! Small world, as my most recent post on my own blog is also about knitting, the first and probably last post I shall ever devote to that subject, but how serendipitous to find your blog almost simultaneously!

I am an old (68 summers) blogger of the male variety and I can like knitting if I want to. Not that I do any myself, you understand.

Lara said...

I have started knitting that same dishcloth when I need something mindless, too - I love it!

Allison said...

Hi Abby! You'll definitely find the perfect orange, black and grey (should you want to put a little Turner Cup silver in there) for Komets socks! As a Fort Wayne native you know I had to honor the team.