Wednesday, September 06, 2006

I have nothing to knit.

Seriously, it could happen.
Sure, there is some finishing to do...but look what happened...



Yeah, that's a major project blocking.
Done.
Now what?

The Seed Stitch and Cable Jacket...done.
I put buttons on yesterday and will throw it in the wash today...it is supposed to be washable! (more on it in tomorrows post)

The Mamluke Sock...well...the inner knitter is no longer whispering to me...it is SHOUTING.

STOP!

I changed the colour to a lighter shade of plum and it does look better. Some how I forgot to increase a stitch way back in the beginning...causing me to rip back and reknit the leg. Now I am at the foot and I think it is too loose. My gauge is slightly off...go figure. It fits me, but I don't think it will fit the recipient. After wash and some wear, it will expand a little.
No good.
Keep it for myself...no. I do like the Mamluke socks...but I want the Norwegian stockings.
So, ripping and restarting is an option. I did order some knitpicks needles, which I have read in blogland that they are a little smaller than addis...so maybe they will work for me. I am waiting for that order.

So, now what?

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

WHAT HAPPEN TO URBAN ARAN SWEATER YOU WERE GOING TO MAKE?

Valerie said...

Wow! Congrats on finishing the test knitting. (I finished mine a couple weeks ago, but I started before anyone else did.) It looks beautiful!

Colette said...

The test knit looks wonderful - I am about 1/2 way though mine - I need to push to finish soon!

Kim said...

NOW WHAT?????!!!!! Well, you could come over to my house in San Diego and help me finish all my UFOs. Carolyn, I don't know how in the world you knit so fast. You are a machine!!! An awesome machine!

Sundara said...

That looks awesome! I'm so thrilled you made it through.

So, nothing to knit, huh? Wanna test knit some socks?

--Deb said...

Hmm . . . what a dilemma! (grin)

Stephanie said...

Read a book, eat bon bons, and watch daytime televsion. What? It will work for a day or two. Congrats on the blocking.

Ann-Marie said...

ooh ooh--i know.
write up the pattern for the star wars hat!!
i LOVE it, and NEED to make it for my nephew for christmas.

Melissa said...

looks great! you'll have to send me a pic when it's all seamed up.

Scoutj said...

Well, you can help me finish something. Or I can send you some Scout yarn for some socks? :)

You asked!

Dorothy said...

Knit a bit of gift wrapping to send the socks in.