Wednesday, October 03, 2007

WIP's Socktoberfest-style

My Giotto-with-the-Flow hybrid sock is looking very cute. Slow going as other projects get in the way, but still cute:

Uh, I'm swatching. Yeah, yeah, that's it. I cast on my Firestarter sock using my STR medium weight mill end, but the fat striping that's starting to happen is unfortunately obscuring the cable twist patterning.

I should finish a full repeat just to confirm, but my mind is already wandering to the rest of my sock stash to figure out an alternative yarn. My STR medium weight in Tanzanite? My Wollmeise in Rhabarber? One of my Dream In Color Smooshy's? Drat. I'm fraught with indecision.

In the meantime, Monkey1 has requested that I knit up her hand warmers before I start on her Cabo Hoodie:

I'm using 2 pink shades of Cascade Cherub Collection DK that I bought from a store in Escalon that had closed. I had no idea that there was a yarn store in Escalon 'til we saw their yarn sale sign out on the highway. Not that it obvious since the store name was in line with the country-style home decor assessories that filled the front of the store.

In any case, I felt that the 2 shades of washable acrylic were more practical choices than the 6 shades of Debbie Bliss baby cashmerino called for in the pattern. I'm knitting it in the round so I don't have deal with lining up the stripes if I had to seam it as written. Ugh.


IrishgirlieKnits & PashyKnits said...

Uh-oh...see what you mean about the Firestarters! But I would give it a few more rows, just in case the pooling works itself out. Or else, Tanzanite would be gorgeous as well as one of the Dream in Color Smooshy's too!

trek said...

Good idea with the washable acrylic argument. Think what those things will meet in their knitted lifetime...