Monday, October 8, 2007
More scary WIP's, or What Was I Thinking?
Sometimes, I start projects just because I want to play with the yarn. I started a pair of socks out of Rowan's Wool Cotton. This yarn is really nice to knit with. I developed a crush on this yarn. I started looking for a project to make with it. I found one, in Miss Bea's Band by Louisa Harding.
Louisa came and taught a couple of days of classes at One More Stitch here in Cincinnati a few years ago. She is a wonderful, creative teacher. She also has some really good books of children's patterns. This is the Plink Plonk sweater, knit in a size 3 - 4 years. I have no particular child in mind for this sweater, I just wanted to play with the yarn. This sweater has a drawstring at the bottom. So, silly me, I decided to do i-cord instead of a twisted cord for the drawstring. I have stalled on the i-cord. This sweater has been sitting for a couple of years, and all it needs are a couple more seams sewn, and a few feet of i-cord. I need to find a child I have to give a present to, that might give me the urge to finish it. Unfortunately, all the young boys I know would much rather have Hot Wheels than a sweater.
It sure was fun knitting with that Wool Cotton, though.
So, I decided to knit another children's sweater in Wool Cotton. This is the Child's Placket-Neck Pullover, from Last Minute Knitted Gifts by Joelle Hoverson. This was fun to knit, too. I knit it in a size 0 - 6 months. At that age, you can give a sweater to a child and not have them think that you're completely out of touch with reality. All it needs are buttons. Three of them, at the placket, and this sweater is done. I'm seeing completion of this in the near future, though. I have a friend who is expecting... this might be just the inspiration I need to finish this thing.
Now, these socks are not scary because they have been languishing unfinished for the past two or three or seven years. These socks are scary because of the size. It's sort of hard to tell from the photo - next time, I'll have to include a normal size sock or something. These are Opal Dreamcatcher socks, for the husband. The husband has 12EEEE feet. I didn't even realize that was an actual size before I met him. He also likes the leg on his sock to be at least 9" long. I can't knit him a pair of socks out of 100 grams of sock yarn - there just isn't enough yarn there. So I knit the ribbing, heel, and toe out of a coordinating solid yarn. It takes a lot longer to knit socks for him than it does for me, though.
And I haven't unearthed the scariest of the projects yet. Fortunately, there's still time before Halloween.