Current Projects

What have I been knitting lately? I can't seem to settle on a project. Ever have that happen?

First, I was working on a blue scarf, using Koigu yarn -- a combination of blues. It is from a Koigu scarf pattern book. I've posted about it
before, but I have made some progress - in fact, I had to buy another skein of yarn.

I sat that aside and started working on a scarf from
Vogue Knitting Scarves Two -- the Rib and Stripe scarf. It uses Noro Kureyon from two balls -- two rows from one ball, switch to the other -- back and forth, which gives a nice striping effect. I was liking this one at first, and then it started curling at the edges (it's ribbing, not stockingnette stitch, so I was hoping it wouldn't roll). I'm wondering if blocking will help.

And then we went to a yarn store in Kanawha City, and I found some beautiful
Mountain Colors Bearfoot yarn in Bitterroot Rainbow. This sock yarn, which has some mohair spun into it, it so SOFT! I'm using a pattern from Mountain Colors that was in my Knitting 2005 pattern calendar (called Leslie's Double Eyelet Socks), and so far I like it. The colors are twirling around the sock in a kind of funny pattern, but it's OK (even though I'm betting the socks will be fraternal twins, not maternal -- no way I can match that in a second sock). Here's another problem --> I was hoping to avoid second sock syndrome by knitting the pair at the same time, but this yarn comes in large hanks -- one hank does two socks -- and I can't make myself break it to start the second sock.

I then I found this Knit Along at the PurlingPs. It's called
200socks (instead of 2006, get it?). The goal is to motivate those interested in knitting socks, to actually knit socks. So, hopefully, this will motivate me to FINISH SOMETHING!

Although, the
Yarn Harlot is hosting an Olympic KAL. Cast on a project on the first day of the Olympics and finish it by the end of the Olympics. Sixteen days. That's a nice challenge -- I'll have to think about that.