Tuesday, March 31, 2009


I can't believe it's been nearly a month since my last post. I've been meaning to come on here and post, but the I kept forgetting. And then I'd remember at the wrong time - like in the middle of the night when I'm feeding F. Or I'd get distracted with other things - like wasting time on forums and various other unimportant activities that I shouldn't be doing. Also I've been trying to be good and actually turn the computer off to avoid temptation. It's working ok.

So I haven't got much to show for a whole month's worth of knitting to be honest. I have this

It's a mini wonder soaker. I love it. The pattern was great and it was a pretty quick knit. The yarn is very lovely - worsted merino from Dyelicious (now Tangled Yarns) in "Strawberries & Cream". It's beautiful and fits perfectly. I see more of these in my future.

I also have my one sock for the month. This is one Embossed Leaves sock from 25 Favourite Socks.

I have to say I didn't really enjoy this knit much, although I love, love, love the pattern and the colour. To start with I couldn't seem to get into a rythm with it. I only did 10 rows of ribbing on the cuff instead of the suggested 18 because I was ribbing the soaker at the same time and I was a bit over ribbing. So I stopped short. Also I couldn't seem to get the needles and yarn working together well. I started on some knitpicks harmony dpns, but the needles were a bit grabby with this yarn. So I put the call out for some nickel plated ones, which made a difference, but I think I was already tainted :( The yarn isn't as nice to knit with as the previous socks I've recently knit either. Although I am now onto the second sock and it doesn't seem as harsh. Maybe I just had a bad yarn vibe after all the ribbing and needle issues. I think also, the pattern wasn't all that easy to follow. For me at least. Not in the "it's a hard pattern" way, because it's not. Just that it required some concentration and keeping up with the correct line and counting. I don't like counting LOL Anyway, the second sock is on it's way and I'll have that by the end of April I'm sure.

And I've really fallen off the wagon with the no-yarn-buying-ban. But that will have to be another post because I need to go make dinner :)

1 comment:

Peta said...

Cute soaker and I *love* the sock, the color is a perfect fit for the pattern.