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I live in Marblehead, MA and love to knit and spin!  I host the Knitting by the Sea podcast on YouTube.  I am Saratogaknitting on Ravelry and Instagram!

Wednesday, June 06, 2007

New Projects

My roving is all plyed, washed, and ready to go. I love the colors although I'll be happy to move on to some of my Spunky Eclectic roving in bright spring colors!

I cast on for a pair of socks with this. I'm knitting on size 3 needles and the fabric is very firm. The Rowing Cat commented that "they look big" but I showed her that the fabric is not stretchy and fits my foot perfectly as is. The question will be if I have enough yarn to complete a pair of socks. I should say that I have enough yarn, it's just that the first half of the roving spun up at worsted weight and the second half spun up at sport weight. I keep reminding myself that it's a learning experience! I may knit this sock to the cuff and then cast on the second and work to the cuff to see if I have enough of the sport weight to complete both. If not, I'll just knit the cuffs in the worsted weight - why not??

I have cast on for some new projects - how can I resist? This is the sweater from the new Interweave Knits. I really like it. It looks so comfortable. The Cascade 220 is working up beautifully and the stitch pattern is easy enough but still interesting. I decided to start on the sleeves first this time so any glitches won't show up in the main body. I've never done a sweater this way before - we'll see!

And just for fun I started this crochet scarf from Interweave Crochet. (Is there a pattern here? Can you guess my favorite magazine??) It's a very interesting pattern, but easy to do once you've completed the first repeat. Besides, the Rowing Cat is very impressed with this!

4 comments:

Holly Jo said...

Oh WOW! Socks!! The yarn looks great. You are right - learning experience. I am impressed you took the plunge and said, "I am going to make socks." I think the knitting the foot with one weight yarn then the cuff with the other weight idea is a good one.

KnittingKnirvana said...

That scarf looks unbelievably complicated!

I love the socks. I think it is a good idea to swap out your yarn for the cuffs of the socks. I will have to remember that in case I am ever running short!

catsmum said...

oh how gorgeous

catsmum said...

me again
was going to say:
I have that scarf bookmarked too but I think my absolute favourite from that issue is the top that is a combo of knitting and crochet. Can't remember the name of the pattern offhand but it's shown in a beigeish colourway in the mag. I seriously lurve that pattern ;]