Thursday, September 12, 2013

on pins and needles

And who says finishing isn't exciting.
OK, sometimes it's tedious.  But the possibilities for experiment are vast. 
Also the possibilities for experimental failure.

So I thought crocheting the set-in sleeve seams on Milano would add a cool architectural note.
Not. With. Nine. Colors.

Of course one of the great things about crochet is how easy it is to pull out.  Undo the end knot, pull the tail and, whee!, it's out of there.

Back to backstitch, in which this:
turns into this:
A good graphic statement, which makes more sense with, yeah, nine colors.
In knitting, sometimes you just have to try something and fail at it before getting it right.

In the meantime, there's been the almost instant gratification of sock finishing for DH, turning this:
into this:

The pattern is Circle Socks by Anne Campbell.  This is my go-to sock pattern.  It's got a satisfying slipped-stitch cuff, an Eye of Partridge heel and a star toe.  Star toe = no kitchener.  DH actually asked for these socks when he saw my first pair (Elf Socks).  His first pair was in gradient red yarn.  The socks pictured are in Lorna's Laces Solemate.There are two more pairs planned.  He has size 12.5 feet and these are quick.  The perfect Laziest Knitter sock pattern.


1 comment:

  1. I think we can expand your statement to say "In LIFE, sometimes you just have to try something and fail at it before getting it right."

    That Milano sleeve looks fabulous!


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