Wednesday, June 13, 2007

WIP Wednesday

In a very Project Spectrum-y mood:

Red Riding Hood from Crochet a Day calendar February 21, 2006 (haven't found it online)
size G hook
No gauge or dimensions stated in pattern - so flying by the seat of my pants on this one. Also, got sloppy w/all those hdc's for the hood & too lazy to frog back to fix
KP Merino Style Hollyberry - 3 skeins so far. Should have enough to seam the back of the hood & the hood to the collar, but won't have any left for the ties. Debating on buying one more skein since this color is currently not on sale. Ptthhthh.

And I finally figured out why I don't think seaming in knitting is such a big PITA. It's cause seaming crocheted pieces is really a PITA. Well, single crocheting afghan squares is easy, but bulky. But for clothing...ugh.

Something Red by Wendy Bernard
KP Main Line in Red Velvet Cake (progress shot of 1 skein - photo not true to color in real life)
size 8 KP circs to get finished (washed & blocked) gauge

Learned how to fix a shifted YO due to a slipping marker after noticing it 4 rows later. However, I did have to re-start at one point when I totally didn't see I missed a YO increase way at the beginning 'til I was 15 rows in.

The second test sock so Monkey1 can have a pair (pic also not color correct) 'cause her Lorna's Laces Uptown went into the frog pond after a comedy of errors on my part since the Dublin Bay pattern isn't that difficult. I'll return to these when I think my karma w/this pattern & yarn gets better. Tapmouse can't believe I frogged, especially since I finished the 5" leg portion. But I didn't want to continue knowing I totally forgot about rows 3 & 4 of the lace pattern. Doh!

Still debating the wisdom of doing Twisted Flower sock 2 entirely on size 1 (2.50 mm) circs.


Batty said...

I am humbled by your progress. WIP day is a wonderful motivator... if it doesn't make a knitter hide under a mostly unfinished blanket, that is.

IrishgirlieKnits & PashyKnits said...'ve got a lot on the needles. I agree with Batty. Great job! Can't wait to see more of the Something Red.

tapmouse said...

OH! Too cute, that red cape is turning out! You really got moving on that one! And the second test sock DONE?-YOWZA!

And yes-I missed having you by my side as I grabbed up all that Jitterbug!-LOL! Guess I need to bring it in tomorrow to visit you, huh?

Stilaholic Nartian knits said...

Bwah! No, the second test sock isn't done. I just wasn't sure how much of it I can show online yet.

Thanks Batty & Carrie! The 2.5 hr drive to see my cousin last weekend gave me a lot of time to crochet (not as fast as I used to be though) and knit in the car.