Monday, September 10, 2007
hey, i did finish something .... but, i just can't manage a decent picture of my hypoteneuse. it's full of drape, and wonderfully soft. as much as i'd like to wear it a few times before sending it off to its recipient, there's no chance in hell that it will be cool enough soon enough.
is it strange that i can knit an entire shawl and not finish a wee sock ?
i'm at my usual place with this sock ... the dreaded toe ! i don't know what it is about me and sock toes. i don't even care to analyze it. oh, and when i do finish this wee socken, it too will become an orphan =)
... kinda like this glove ....
i've had gloves on my mind lately. pretty gloves, like these and these and these.
but they all required more thought than i could muster up, so i went for something very very basic ... just to satisfy my bug, and my need for mindless knitting.
i made a pair last winter. it was fun ... something i had to try to see if i could actually do it. those were knitted with a worsted wt. wool. though they're very warm, and fit, they are just too bulky.
this time, i am using australian merinos, with a gauge of 7.5 sts/inch on crystal palace 2.75mm dpns. this glove definitely has the negative ease thing going on, and that makes them a better fit than my first pair.
i'm more or less following the instructions in ann budd's _handy book of patterns_.