Of Socks and Sweaters
Its really turning into Fall now. The leaves are changing colors and this weekend we've been promised cooler weather. This makes me knit faster (at least I think so). I finished the first Loganberry sock last night and as you can see, I did the plain stockinette with a picot top and hem a la Claudia. I think she does all of her socks like this and I just had to see what the fuss was about. I really like the way the sock came out, but I don't think I could make socks like this with a less interesting yarn. As long as the yarn is interesting, I could do it, but a solid colored sock yarn? I don't think so. If I made it through the first sock, I'd never get the second one done.
I'm also almost to the gold stripe on the front of Gryffindor Mourning. Once I'm done knitting the front, I just have to put the sweater together and its done. I did the sleeves first and the back is blocked and waiting patiently for me to get my act together and finish the front.
Just in case you're paying attention and wondering what happened to the white tank top I was working on back in August, I frogged it. I decided that I wasn't really happy with the way it was coming out and I wasn't sure if it would fit right since I was doing the slipped stitch pattern. (No, I didn't check a gauge swatch with the stitch pattern, why?) So, its back in little balls of white yarn, stuffed back in the stash for next Spring, when I will feel the siren call of cotton, once again.