Thursday, March 22, 2007

Finish one project, start another

So, knitters know how it is. You're working on a big project, and all these other patterns keep coming across your path. "Not now... gotta finish this project first, and THEN I'll cast on for that." When the day finally comes when you FINISH the project that you've been working on for the last 6 months, there's either an urge to take a few days and NOT knit anything, or a rush to start something else immediately. For me, it's usually the former, but this time, I just kept going over to my stash and pulling out yarn I wanted to work with. I didn't want to start another sweater. I wanted something small, something that could possibly be done in a couple of weeks.

Hello, socks. :)

On Tuesday, I cast on for the Go With The Flow socks from the summer 2005 Interweave Knits, using the C*EYE*BER Fiber that Erin gave me:

Go With The Flow socks

This is a nice pattern, and the yarn works well with it. This is Mama-E's "Coldplay" colorway, which is perfect for the current Project Spectrum assignment. The main lace pattern is a very simple 6-stitch, 4 row repeat, so this is GREAT lunchtime knitting. The picture here was Tuesday night, and just shows the cuff with its nifty ladder lace; as of now, there's an additional inch and a half of the leg on there.

I do need to fess up to the fact that I can't do an even column of SSKs to save my life. My k2togs behave so well, and then my SSKs lurch all over the place. This is not a new problem for me. I know I'm doing the stitch correctly, and I've come to the conclusion that it's most likely a tension issue. This pattern has a bushel of SSKs, so let's see if I can train myself to do SSKs a little more evenly... :)


Anonymous said...

Hey Jen,
I am so proud of your sweater!
I have found that if I slip 1, k in back loop and then pass over slipped stitch for the ssk it lays better for me.

Stacey said...

the socks are so cute! are those the Addi 12" needles?? How do you like them?

Javajem said...

Socks are always a nice break from big projects! But beware of the sock obsession! I feel victim to it in the beginning of the year and knit three or four pairs of socks in a row! heehee

Elinor said...

Those are simply lovely! The color IS perfect. Splendid. How do you do your SSKs? I find I slip 1 knitwise, and then the second purlwise, and it lays very flat. Would that work?

Theresa said...

I have the same problem with SSK. They drive me crazy! But I am going to try the suggestions here.

Pretty sock!

Rosa said...

I love the colors. That color combination reminds me of my favorite sock yarn. Can't wait to see it all knit up.