Saturday, April 10, 2010

This is what happens when you don't cast on like a crazed weasel

Projects actually get finished. Note my use of the passive voice, like I have no control over the matter. But seriously, I have been hauling out some long-forgotten projects and getting them done and out of the way.

Thuja-eque Socks, in KnitPicks Risata.

  • Start Date: May 2008
  • Reason project was cast aside in disdain: Let's face it, the pattern is boring. I started them on KnitPicks Harmony circulars, which I just don't like anymore because they're too slow. They're Man Socks, so the foot is mind-numbingly long. 
  • Solution: Switch to Addi Circulars to speed up the project, despite risk of changing gauge. 

Hedera Socks, in Socks that Rock Mediumweight, Rauen colorway

  • Start Date: September 2008
  • Reason project was cast aside: Lace pattern in black yarn. Uncharted lace pattern in black yarn (for some reason, I can't do lace without a chart. I just can't make my mind work that way). Thicker mediumweight Socks that Rock on size 1 needles; these socks could walk away on their own. 
  • Solution: Just get on with it, already.

In other news, I am almost finished with the yoke on my Tappanzee Cardigan, which I hope to wear to Maryland Sheep and Wool this year. I have also applied the "just get on with it" approach to my Baby Moderne blanket, done in Dream in Color Smooshy. I finished two of the larger blocks and started the intarsia -- a completely new technique for me, so I am still Expanding My Comfort Zone. I will finish it. I will.

When I started this "Spring Cleaning" project, I had eleven WIPs on my Ravelry projects page. I now have eight!


Amanda said...

Wow! You have made some huge progress on those WIP! Lovely sock photos too!

anne said...

when you're done with those...I have a few more that you can work on. I have my first sweater still as a WIP

Melissa said...

Crazed weasel, HA! Congratulations on all the FO's. You're an inspiration to the kids.

Sarah said...

Nice work! Frankly the longest gusset in the world on the Hederas would cause me to abandon them. I think the only reason I finished mine was that I was working on the second one on a very long car trip with nothing else to knit.

Yvonne said...

I did not do the crazy assed gusset on my Hederas. I love the pic! It's awesome.