Wednesday, August 8, 2012

WIP Wednesday

The knitting is a little slow going with the heat these last few days. I'm still on clue two for the West Knits mystery KAL. I love knitting it every time I pick it up, I just haven't picked up often enough.
I have picked up some socks I've had in a bag for a while. I'm working on the heal and it's going pretty fast with a row here and a row there. These socks are for Eric, he's been riding his bike to work everyday since January and asked for some knit socks. How can I say no? In the middle of knitting these socks I've changed how I hold my yarn when I knit.

The tension totally changed, shocking, I know! With my tension/holding yarn differently, I'm having a hard time with wooden needles. I switched to metal and went up a size and now I think I'm back to a reasonable gauge. But they'll be a wee snug around his ankle. Also, I'm not the best at purling with how I'm holding the yarn now, so there's a little rowing out. But we'll all survive, right?
Those are the two project's floating around in my knitting bag right now. As soon as the weather cools a bit I know I'll want to get out my cardigans in progress and finish those off.

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1 comment:

  1. I should have taken a closer look at your sock this evening!

    I went to metal needles for the current shawl, and they're a bit too slippery for me. I'm afraid to change to wood in the middle of this project for fear of a gauge change. Guess I'll be finishing with metal!