Tuesday, May 08, 2007

late night knitter ....

... i just couldn't wait until the day of light (and i don't think there will be much light tomorrow, as i think rain is in the forecast) to take proper pictures. but, i finally started my bmp socks. yay!


note: this is my first *real* fairisle knitting project. i did not swatch. i figured it was going to turn out hideous, so i decided that the knitting could be my swatch. turns out, it's working. i'm having problems with my tension where i switch needles (being knitted via the single circular method). it's big. it fits the leg. it will be baggy at the ankle. i should probably figure out where to decrease before then, and possibly read ahead in the pattern. it's addictive. i didn't think i had it in me for fairisle, but perhaps i do. i'm holding the black yarn in my right hand (as i would normally do, throwing in my funky shuttle way) and the off white with my left hand (picking). it's a bit slow. but, it works!

5 comments:

Mouse said...

those space critters are the coolest! I can't wait to see how they come out.. I haven't gotten up the guts to try colorwork yet.

Leslie said...

It is totally looking cute! I love it. I love how you always have socks going on. They are one of my favorite things to knit.

painter girl said...

you are doing a great job with the fairisle. I can't believe that you thought you didn't have it in you! you are an awesome knitter!
I love the little aliens.

jackie said...

very very cute! they're going to be fantastic!

Alisha said...

Love the critters. Your doing great!!