Friday, 19 October 2012

On the Needles - Oct 19

This is my latest pair of socks.  I'm learning to accept socks that don't match perfectly.  The widths of the stripes on these kept changing.  I suppose if I knit from the top down, I'd at least be able to control the match at the top end.  But I hate the thought of kitchener stitching the toe shut, and I like knowing that I'm not going to run out of yarn when I knit toe up (because I can just stop knitting at whatever length works out).  But maybe I'll try it once.  After 3 pairs of toe-up socks (the only 3 pairs I've ever made) I suppose I should give other techniques a try.

The socks are sitting on one of the quilts that is waiting for me to bind it.  But I haven't started that yet, because I'm busy working on 2 scarves.  I started this one a few weeks ago, while I waited for inspiration on another project.  It's interesting, but very narrow.

And the yellow is my project for The Loopy Ewe's 4th quarter challenge.  It has to be done by December, and take 400 yards of yarn.  Shouldn't be too much of a problem.  I started this one yesterday while I was waiting for my car to be serviced.

Drop by Judy's blog to see what everyone else has on their needles today


  1. Love that yellow yarn, it is so cheerful.

  2. All your projects look great.

  3. Love that curly scarf. What's the pattern, or is it one of your own creations? Nice color of yellow, too!