Thursday, March 08, 2007

It's Nice to Finally Finish Something...

maybe someday soon I will. But at least I do have some actual knitting content to share.

My day started with another trip to Urgent Care to get an x-ray on my 4 yo's swollen foot which he injured playing at his friend's house yesterday while big brother was getting a cast. Fortunately it turned out to be only a sprain and he left with his wee foot swaddled up in an ace bandage. This was followed by a rush to a dental appt. for another brother and then Park Day at the local park of allergy doom. In knitting terms... I am now officially 1/3 of the way done with Clementine.

When I finally sat down in my allergy induced fog after getting home from the park and delivering 2 boys to the baseball fields, I had the urge to dip into my basket o'plenty and start something new. So Peek-A-Boo from Inspired Cable Knits has begun.

So now that it's started, let's talk about knitting a fairly detailed cable pattern that repeats 7 times across the sweater with firmly knit cotton yarn that's prone to splitting. Or let's not. I finally loosened up my grip quite a bit and things started going much better. I was afraid this would affect my gauge (which, quite honestly, I was going to resolve by simply going down a needle size right where I was 'cause I figured it's the lower back of a sweater anyway and my perfectionism is as worn out as I am). But oddly enough my gauge is still okay... maybe it wasn't okay to begin with... even though I swatched. I really don't know anymore. Gauge remains an elusive mystery to me most of the time so I guess I'll just be grateful and move on.

With Peek-A-Boo going, I was anxious to cast on for a new sock pattern I found today with my Koigu... but then UPS came (yes, he comes very late... often in a regular car... we must be on his way home) and brought these books. Algebra vs. Koigu. This was a tough one... I'm not going to tell you what I chose at the risk of revealing the depth of my inner nerdiness.
BTW - I will direct you to the too-cute the sock pattern... but not before I cast on first. ;)


~Kristie said...

I've considered knitting Peek-A-Boo several times myself, so I'll be definitely interested in watching your progress.

Lynda said...

Oooh, that Peek-A-Boo is on my to-knit list too! I'm with Kristie - I'll be watching!

Donna Boucher said...

I'm so sorry to hear about all of the injuries in your little family!

Wishing for lots of quick healing little boys.

Does knitting keep you sane?


Laura said...

Well, the sock yarn is pretty, even if you did dump it for algebra!