Tuesday, February 15, 2005

Leaps and Bounds

I've learned quite a bit about working with two colors -- and now I can't graph what I really want to knit. I saw a lady at work today wearing a 'Nordic' black and white sweater. It had little metal frogs up the front. Across the back of the shoulders was a beautiful iris/fleur-de-lis motif that was so simple yet still so complex. I really want to find that pattern. I'm looking, but coming up dry. I tried drawing it a few different times. Husband says it is too thin, or 'what is that supposed to be'... argh. I want to make it simple enough that I can try it on the next 'mitten' or something small like that.

Brought my 'mitten' to work, laughed at myself with a few people. There were suggestions of a knitting party, hope we can do that soon! ;o) Now I have two days off and I am halfway through the first of a pair of brown house socks. I really like knitting on dpns, the work comes up so quickly. If only they made them three times larger and very light... I would dream for that. Circulars just hurt my wrists and it is hard to find the balance of the right number of stitches to fit on the needle and to fit your body...when not working with a pattern.

The sock is from Socks 101 though.. and I have just the heel turning part of that written on an index card. Making this brown pair a cast on 48 (instead of 45) in worsted Wool-Ease on size 3 dpns. That way J(Husband) can steal them if he is so inclined. Maybe its a good thing as well that the pair of shoes I bought on clearance last month were a bit big on me.. I can wear thick socks ;o)

thats all, *picks up dpns and sock*

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