Begun: February 25, 2007
Completed: March 9, 2007
Yarn: 2 balls Sisu, 80% wool/20% nylon, 160 m = 50 g, yellow, dyed with Lanaset in blues/greens
Needles: 2mm Clover Takumi bamboo 5" dpns
Pattern: Damselfly’s Standard Plain Socks in my size on 64 sts.
Comments: Pretty but not flashy. My 16-year-old niece’s feet are currently the same size as mine and she asked very nicely for these when I gifted her mom with a pair. She asks; she gets. Besides, I can do these ones in my sleep!
In other crafty news, the new socks for T-Man lasted about 10 rows before I frogged it. 3/1 rib is not elastic enough and doesn’t really show up well in this yarn. Back to my Adult Ribby Socks pattern (see free pattern link in my sidebar) with a longer leg and foot. This pattern is quite stretchy so should fit him as well as it fits me. I guess that one extra purl stitch in the 3/2 rib makes a big difference in how the knit fabric behaves. It already looks a lot better than the first version. I’m currently halfway down the leg on both socks.
The Cherry Leaf shawl is coming along. Each row gets longer so it goes slower and slower. I guess I’ve knit about 1/3 of the total area, not including the edging. I’m still enjoying it but I need to watch what I’m doing even on the even purl rows. It’s too easy to miss putting the needle in the right place.
Currently the weather has been dumping rain for two days straight. We went out for a short drive yesterday to the magazine shop where I bought 5 new craft magazines. That tuckered me out completely — and to think we usually walk all the way there and back! Although I’m feeling somewhat better, this flu has really knocked me out and I don’t have anywhere near my usual energy level yet. At least now I have something fun to read while