Monday, November 21, 2005

On the Needles, end of November

being a summary of current projects, November 21st:

Just cast on:
Road to Oslo socks, from Nancy Bush's Knitting on the Road. Not crazy about the yarn so far. Maybe because I've been knitting with very soft merinos and silk lately, but this Briggs & Little Durasport is feeling like baler twine.

Starting again:
Samus, from Knitty - cabled waistband. Finally getting gauge on size 7 needles, without using cabled needle. Paton's Classic Merino in Rich Red. This would make a great hat, too!

Good progress on Clapotis from Knitty, size 8 needles, Lion and Lamb in Watercolour, knit mostly while listening to Mr. Norrel and Jonathan Strange from :

As of last night, I'm on the 6th repeat of the straight section, and starting to drop stitches. Oddly, every other row is a bit tight. There's some unevenness in the twisted stitch on the right side of the dropped stitch, which is causing my some angst. Am snugging it up a bit on the purl side and loosening on the knit side - that seems to be helping.

No pictures, but still knitting:

toe-up ankle socks for Stasha, size 1 needles in Online SuperSock
Harry Potter scarves (mostly stalled out - Canadiana is not fun to knit with)

Casting on soon: Noro Silk Garden Beanie in colourway #203 (blue and green)


cgoyer said...

I see by the spreadsheet under the Clapotis that you also belong to the Clapotis Knitalong 2005 Yahoo group. That spreadsheet is the greatest thing since sliced bread.

Sophie_vf said...

Yes! that spreadsheet is fantastic. I didn't actually use it with my first two, but for the L&L I really wanted to make sure I didn't make any mistakes. It's was very reassuring to have the stitch counts for the increase section, especially.